News 9 Jun 2022

Red Bull KTM confirm Miller signing for 2023 and 2024

Two-year deal for Queenslander to race factory RC16 in MotoGP.

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Australia’s Jack Miller will make the switch to Red Bull KTM Factory Racing for the 2023 and 2024 MotoGP World Championship seasons, the 27-year-old to line up alongside Brad Binder on the RC16.

Miller will return to the brand for at least two years where he experienced success in the Moto3 World Championship – runner-up in 2014 – and will link again with former Pramac Ducati team manager Francesco Guidotti.

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

“I believe 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 will find the limits and the maximum of any condition and any package and still ‘go for it’ to get the result and that is quite a rare quality. The next two seasons will be exciting!”

Director of KTM Motorsports Pit Beirer added: “Of course we’ve known Jack since he made a boom with Aki and our Moto3 program and it’s a big pleasure to bring a rider of his capabilities into our MotoGP structure.

“He left us with a positive impression, and we’ve stayed in contact. Jack’s approach and attitude to racing are very similar to ours. I am very proud that he comes back to Red Bull KTM again and he will be a great addition to our mission.”

The announcement draws a close to Miller’s five-year stint with Ducati at the end of the season, three spent with Pramac Racing (2018-2020) and two in the factory Ducati Lenovo Team (2021-2022). He replaces Miguel Oliveira who is heavily linked to a Ducati seat at Gresini Racing.