Jack Miller’s beginnings in the MotoGP World Championship were linked to the Mattighofen company, in Moto3, even though it was Honda who recruited him in 2015 and made him do a double somersault, by taking him directly to the heavy bike category without first going through Moto2.
In the three seasons that he competed with one of the motorcycles of the golden wing brand (2015-2017), the best position of the Townsville rider was eleventh in his last year, with the victory achieved in Assen (2016) , under the rain, as the main feat.
The Pramac team recruited him in 2018, and Miller found there the family environment – and the Ducati – that allowed him to show his full potential. The seventh final place and the four podiums that he accumulated in 2020 were the endorsement that led him to disembark in the official team of the Borgo Panigale firm, with whom he added two other victories (2021) that allowed him to extend until 2022 the contract of a year he had signed.
In this exercise, the #43 is sixth in the general table with five podiums in his locker, but he already knows that in 2023 he will not continue wearing the red motorcycle suit. He will run dressed in orange after KTM chose him to replace Miguel Oliveira in his factory structure, as a neighbor of Brad Binder’s workshop.
According to Stefan Pierer , this maneuver is a kind of homecoming for Miller, who, in the eyes of the always controversial Austrian businessman, was a victim of Honda.
“I hope that Jack brings a lot to KTM. He grew up in Moto3 with us and, unfortunately, Honda took him away and smashed his brain,” Pierer told Motorsport.com a few days ago.
“Then he found a way to straighten that course. Miller is a very good guy and Aki (Ajo), whom we fully trust, is his agent, and we know that the deal will be the right one in both directions. With Brad they will form a very powerful couple”, settles the highest-ranking executive of KTM.