Miller moves to KTM on two-year MotoGP deal from 2023

Jack Miller’s move from Ducati’s factory MotoGP team to KTM’s factory team has been made official.

As The Race reported last week, Miller has signed a two-year contract that will keep him with KTM until at least the end of the 2024 season. He will be partnered by Brad Binder with Miguel Oliveira set to leave KTM.

It comes after Miller has spent the past five years riding a Ducati – and as a factory rider since 2021 – having started his top-flight MotoGP career with Honda in 2015.

It has become increasingly clear this season that Ducati are looking to promote either Jorge Martin or Enea Bastianini to their factory team, and with Pecco Bagnaia nailed until the end of 2024, Miller was the obvious candidate to step down.

Prior to his premier class debut in 2015, Miller finished second in the Moto3 class on a KTM – a season that earned him a rare direct promotion to the top flight.

“Of course we have known Jack since he boomed with Aki and our Moto3 program and it is a great pleasure to bring a rider of his abilities into our MotoGP structure,” said KTM Principal Pit Beirer. .

“He left a positive impression on us and we stayed in touch. Jack’s approach and attitude towards racing is very similar to ours.

“I am very proud that he is returning to Red Bull KTM and he will be a great addition to our mission.”

Miller will also reunite with KTM team manager Francesco Guidotti, who he worked with while racing for the Pramac Ducati team in the three years prior to his factory promotion in 2021.

“Having Jack alongside Brad in our team means we have another major asset. I know him well, I know how he likes to work and what he can bring to the box,” added Guidotti.

“I think his character and the way he will ride and push our KTM RC16 will help us a lot at this stage of our project.

“Like Brad, Jack is a pure racer: he’ll find the limits and the max of any condition and any package and ‘go for it’ to get the result and that’s a pretty rare quality. The next two seasons will be exciting!

Miller is currently ninth in the rider standings with a pair of podium finishes while Binder is the leading KTM rider in sixth place.

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