Pecco Bagnaia climbed onto the top step of the podium for the third consecutive time this season as he took victory in the Austrian GP held at the Red Bull Ring, near Zeltweg.
The last time a Ducati rider had reached this milestone was in 2008, when Casey Stoner scored the last consecutive hat-trick for the Borgo Panigale manufacturer.
Starting with the second fastest time, Pecco was once again the protagonist of a perfect race that saw him leading from start to finish, only defending himself once from the attack of teammate Jack Miller.
The Australian, who also started from the front row from, the third spot on the grid, was behind Bagnaia for a long time, holding off first the Desmosedici GP of Jorge Martín (Pramac Racing) and then the Yamaha of Fabio Quartararo.
The Frenchman finally passed him with four laps to go, and Miller had to settle for third, securing his second consecutive podium after his third place at Silverstone.
After his fifth win of the season, Bagnaia retains the third position in the overall standings and moves 44 points behind leader Quartararo, while Miller moves up to fifth. Ducati maintains the lead in the manufacturer’s standings with 96 points over Yamaha, while the Ducati Lenovo Team advances to the top of the team standings.