Jack Miller will proceed to compete in manufacturing unit Ducati MotoGP colors till not less than the tip of 2022, the Aussie having signed a one yr contract extension with the marque.
Miller joined the official Ducati squad for ’21 as a alternative for the axed Danilo Petrucci, the ex-Honda protégé having competed with Ducati’s chief satellite tv for pc group Pramac for the previous three seasons with a careers-best seventh within the riders standings coming within the Covid-19 shortened ’20 time period.
He presently sits fourth total within the riders championship off the again of two successive victories at Jerez and Le Mans respectively, his current robust performances incomes him a single season extension for ’22.
Miller says he’s “thrilled” to have the ability to proceed his Ducati journey regardless of a tough begin to the yr, the ’14 Moto3 vice-champion asserting that he’s eager to “battle for the title” in his maiden yr in purple.
“I’m thrilled to have the ability to proceed my journey with the Ducati Lenovo Workforce additionally subsequent season!” stated Miller.
Carrying these colors is a superb honour for me, and having been in a position to win the final two races on the Desmosedici GP is an actual dream! It wouldn’t have been attainable with out the nice help that I’ve obtained from Ducati and the entire group over the last months, and I wish to thank Gigi (D’alligna), Paolo (Ciabatti), Davide (Tardozzi), and Claudio (Domenicali) for the religion that they had in me.
“Now I can solely consider the present season. We’re fourth within the standings, not removed from the chief, and the Championship remains to be very lengthy. I’ll do my greatest to proceed this optimistic development and battle for the title. Forza Ducati!.”
Millers begin to life with the manufacturing unit Ducati organisation didn’t go to plan following a pair of ninth place leads to the primary two contests of the yr in Qatar-a venue at which any Ducati rider ought to anticipate victory with the model’s previous successes on the track-while a crash within the Portuguese Grand Prix on the Algarve Worldwide Circuit left him flailing in team-mate Francesco Bagnaia’s wake.
So as to add insult to harm, efficient Pramac alternative Johann Zarco went so far as main the collection following the opening Qatar encounters as he captured a pair of runners-up outcomes, the Frenchman persevering with to guide Miller by 4 factors heading to Mugello for the Italian GP this weekend.
Bagnaia sits an extra 11 factors up the highway following a constant begin to the yr for the Italian, although Miller’s two current successes depart him solely 16 factors down on championship chief Fabio Quartararo with 14 races nonetheless remaining within the ’21 collection.