Jack Miller will race in the factory KTM team for the next two years, 2023 and 2024. The Austrian manufacturer today made the official announcement, thus also confirming that Miguel Oliveira is no longer part of its plans for the future. For the Australian it will be a new challenge in MotoGP, after having ridden for Honda and Ducati.
Francesco Guidotti, Red Bull KTM Factory Racing Team Manager, declared: “Having Jack alongside Brad in our team means we have another strong asset. 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!”
Pit Beirer, Director KTM Motorsports, 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.”