Australian rider Jack Miller is set to become official rider of the Ducati Team for the 2021 MotoGP season.
Ducati Corse announced overnight that the Australian will be one of the two official Ducati Team riders in the 2021 MotoGP World Championship with Miller also having the option to extend his contract out to the 2022 season.
Miller, who made his MotoGP debut in 2015 at just 20 years old, joined Ducati in 2018 with the factory supported Pramac Racing Team, and finished last season eighth overall in the standings, taking five podiums during 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, Miller said in the official release from Ducati.
“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."
Miller hasn’t gone unnoticed by those at the top of Ducati, including CEO Claudio Domenicali.
“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, Domenicali said.
“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."