As we had reported in recent days, the only thing missing was the signature and now it has arrived. Ducati Corse has announced that Jack Miller will be one of the two official Ducati Team riders in the 2021 MotoGP World Championship. The Borgo Panigale company and the 25-year-old Australian rider have reached an agreement for next season with an option to extend the contract also in 2022.
Miller, who made his MotoGP debut in 2015 at just 20 years of age, joined Ducati in 2018 with the Pramac Racing Team, the factory-supported team of the Bologna-based company, and finished last season in eighth place in the overall standings, scoring five podiums throughout the year.
Jack Miller declared: "First of all I want to thank warmly Paolo Campinoti, Francesco Guidotti and all the Pramac Racing Team for the great support I have received from them in the two and a half years spent together. It is an honour for me to be able to continue my MotoGP career with the Borgo Panigale manufacturer and I would like to thank all the Ducati management, Claudio, Gigi, Paolo and Davide, for having trusted me and given me this incredible opportunity. I look forward to starting riding again this year, and I am ready to fully commit to the responsibility of being an official Ducati rider in 2021."
Claudio Domenicali, CEO of Ducati Motor Holding, added: "Since he arrived in the Pramac Racing Team, Jack has grown steadily, proving himself one of the fastest and most talented riders in the championship. So we are happy that he has agreed to ride the official Desmosedici GP bike of the Ducati Team next year. We are convinced that Jack has all the right skills to fight continuously for the positions that matter, in every race, starting already this season with the Desmosedici GP20 of the Pramac Racing Team, and taking a further step forward next year thanks to the support of the Ducati Team."