Ahead of its home Italian MotoGP, Ducati has announced that Jack Miller has signed to remain at the factory team for the 2022 world championship.

The news come as little surprise given that Miller, promoted along with Francesco Bagnaia from the Pramac to Official team this season (the Australian arriving on a one-year contract with an option for 2022), has won the last two races at Jerez and Le Mans.

“I am thrilled to be able to continue my adventure with the Ducati Lenovo Team also next season!" Miller said. "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!”

With Bagnaia in the first year of a two-year deal, Ducati has thus completed next year's factory team line-up.

“We are delighted to be able to announce that we will continue with Miller also in 2022," said Ducati Corse general manager Gigi Dall’Igna.

"In this first season, Jack has shown great talent, professionalism, and strong determination. He was able to secure two important victories in different conditions after a tough start to the season.

"For sure, he is one of the riders that better knows how to understand our Desmosedici GP to fully take advantage of its potential in any condition, as the recent success in Le Mans has demonstrated.

"As always, our goal remains the Championship title, and we believe that with Jack and Pecco, we will be among the main protagonists of the 2022 title charge."

Former title leader Bagnaia is currently one point behind Yamaha's Fabio Quartararo, with Miller - Ducati's only race winner so far this season - 16 points from the top after a DNF at Portimao.

2022 will be Miller's fifth season on a Ducati having spent his early MotoGP years as a satellite Honda rider from 2015-2017, winning the wet 2016 dutch TT for Marc VDS.

Injured Pramac rookie Jorge Martin also already has a 2022 Ducati contract, while team-mate Johann Zarco - like Miller - is thought to have started this season on a one year contract with an option for 2022.