News 11 Aug 2017

Miller's move to Pramac Ducati in 2018 made official

Australian switching manufacturers for fourth premier class season.

Source: Supplied.

Octo Pramac Racing has confirmed the signing of youthful Australian talent Jack Miller for the 2018 MotoGP World Championship, which will see the Queensland-native directly under contract with Ducati.

Miller’s been contracted with the Honda Racing Corporation (HRC) since graduating to the premier class in 2015, where he’s been under the guidance of the Team Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS outfit.

The 22-year-old, who claimed his maiden MotoGP victory last season at the Dutch grand prix, made a brief comment via social media, expressing his optimism of switching to the Italian brand, while also extending his thanks the Honda company.

“Very happy to announce my future today,” Miller said in an Instagram post. “First of all, a big thank you to Honda for the last three years straight from Moto3 to GP, it has been a ride! Looking forward to what is to come in the future with Ducati and Pramac Racing.

Miller’s best finish in 2017 so far has come at the same venue where he won last year in Assen, placing sixth at the Queenslander’s favoured circuit. He currently sits 12th in the championship standings as the prestigious MotoGP series heads to the Red Bull Ring in Austria this weekend for 11th stop on the calendar.