Australian MotoGP rider Jack Miller has signed a one-year contract with the factory Ducati team for 2021, with the option to extend into 2022.
Miller made his MotoGP debut in 2015, and joined the Pramac Racing Team in 2018. He showed strong potential last year aboard his Ducati, finishing eight place in the overall standings, with five podiums throughout the year.
“First of all I want to thank warmly Paolo Campinoti, Francesco Guidotti and all the Pramac Racing Team for the great support I have received from them in the two and a half years spent together,” said Jack Miller.
“It is an honour for me to be able to continue my MotoGP career with the Borgo Panigale manufacturer and I would like to thank all the Ducati management, Claudio, Gigi, Paolo and Davide, for having trusted me and given me this incredible opportunity.
“I look forward to starting riding again this year, and I am ready to fully commit to the responsibility of being an official Ducati rider in 2021.”
Ducati boss Claudio Domenicali expressed his faith in the Aussie rider.
“Since he arrived in the Pramac Racing Team, Jack has grown steadily, proving himself one of the fastest and most talented riders in the championship,” said Mr Domenicali.
“So we are happy that he has agreed to ride the official Desmosedici GP bike of the Ducati Team next year. We are convinced that Jack has all the right skills to fight continuously for the positions that matter, in every race, starting already this season with the Desmosedici GP20 of the Pramac Racing Team, and taking a further step forward next year thanks to the support of the Ducati Team.”
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