On Tuesday, Ducati announced that Australian MotoGP rider Jack Miller has extended his contract through to the end of the 2022 season.
Fresh off back-to-back wins for the Italian outfit, it’s now confirmed that Jack Miller will remain with Ducati Corse for the 2022 MotoGP season. The 26-year old signed his first deal with Ducati from the Pramac team this season, which included an optional extension clause for the upcoming season.
After a quiet start to this year’s MotoGP season, Miller came back strong and won his first race for Ducati at the Jerez circuit after Fabio Quartararo had problems with his tires and lost his lead to the Australian; then at the Shark Grand Prix in France, he received two long-lap penalties but that didn’t stop him from winning and slotting into 4th in the Championship, just sixteen points behind Championship leader Fabio Quartararo, while Ducati find also themselves leading the constructor’s championship by three points.
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After his contract extension announcement, Miller said, “I am thrilled to be able to continue my adventure with the Ducati Lenovo Team also next season! Wearing these colours is a great honour for me, and having been able to win the last two races on the Desmosedici GP is a real dream! It wouldn’t have been possible without the great support that I’ve received from Ducati and the whole team during the last months, and I want to thank Gigi, Paolo, Davide, and Claudio for the faith they had in me. Now I can solely concentrate on the current season. We are fourth in the standings, not far from the leader, and the Championship is still very long. I will do my best to continue this positive trend and fight for the title. Forza Ducati!”
[Image Credit: Jack Miller]