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Quelle: Ducati-Press

Jack Miller

During a 2020 MotoGP World Championship hampered by a packed calendar and the restrictions imposed by Covid-19, Jack Miller excelled on the Pramac Racing Team's Ducati Desmosedici GP and quickly became one of the season's main protagonists. The Australian finished seventh overall with 132 points, came close to victory on several occasions, finished on the second step of the podium three times (Styrian GP, Valencia GP and Portuguese GP) and was third on the podium at the Austrian GP. After three seasons in the factory-supported Ducati team, Jack's talent and consistent development have earned him a place in the factory team and he is now preparing for his first season as a Ducati factory rider.

Born on January 18, 1995 in Townsville, Australia, Miller took the first steps of his racing career in motocross, collecting six Australian titles before switching to the road in 2009. He moved to Europe to compete in the German 125cc championship and won his first IDM title in 2011 at the age of just 16. Following his success in Germany, the Australian made his debut in the World Championship that same year, racing six Grands Prix in the 125cc class.

In 2012, Miller participated in the entire Moto3 World Championship, riding with the Caretta Technology team, with which he also competed in the championship in 2013 and was one of the protagonists at the end of the season. In 2014, with the Ajo Motorsport team, Jack became one of the main title contenders. After a hard-fought season in which he took ten podiums (including six wins) and eight pole positions, the Australian finally ended the year as Moto3 runner-up, just two points behind Alex Márquez.

The exceptional talent he showed in 2014 earned him a direct promotion to MotoGP the following year. After an initial season of adapting to the new category, Jack moved to Team Marc VDS in 2016, with whom he achieved his first exceptional success in the rain at the TT Circuit Assen in the Dutch GP, despite a year marked by repeated injuries that forced him to miss some races. After collecting a series of top ten results in 2017, always with the same team, Miller was selected by Ducati in 2018, the year in which he moved to the Pramac Racing Team.

On the Desmosedici GP, Jack took his first pole position in the premier class that same year in Argentina. But it was not until 2019 that the Australian was able to prove his talent: With five podiums during the season at the GP of the Americas, the Czech Republic, Aragón, Australia and the Valencia GP, he finished the 2019 season in eighth place overall with 165 points. In 2020, in his third year with the red machine from Borgo Panigale, Miller was again a protagonist on several occasions. He added another four podiums to his MotoGP record and proved that he is ready to wear the colors of the official Ducati team in 2021, ready to be among the protagonists in all the races this season as well.

Personal data:

  • Age: 26 (born January 21, 1995)
  • Birthplace: Townsville, Australia
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Race statistics:

  • Motorcycle: Ducati Desmosedici GP21
  • Race number: 43