Jack Miller

Country: 
Full Name: 
Jack Peter Miller
Birth Date: 
18 January, 1995
Driver Status: 
Current

Jack Miller Biography

Jack Miller will compete with the Ducati Lenovo Team in the 2021 MotoGP World Championship for what will be his first campaigh with the factory outfit and his seventh season in the top flight.

Highly rated from a young age, though it has taken a few years for Miller - who made the leap from Moto3 to MotoGP - to secure a factory ride, he is expected to grasp it with both hands with a title tilt.

The Australian has won one race during his career thus far, a surprise win in the wet at Assen on the Marc VDS Honda, but he has enjoyed more notable success in his time with Pramac Ducati.

He will partner Pecco Bagnaia in the factory Ducati team.

Jack Miller - Route to MotoGP

Making his grand prix debut in 2011 with a part-season 1235GP campaign on Aprilia and KTM machinery,, Jack Miller made his full debut in 2012 when the series morphed into Moto3, riding with Caretta Technology for his three seasons in the novice class.

After being hampered by injury during his maiden campaign, Miller demonstrated greater consistency in 2013 before a switch to KTM machinery in 2014 led to a thrilling title tilt against Alex Marquez.

After winning three of the first five races, Miller looked on course for the title but three costly non-scores negated his efforts. Though he’d end the year strongly with three more victories, he’d fall just short of surpassing Marquez, missing out on the title by just two points.

Jack Miller in MotoGP

LCR Honda (2015)

 

After losing out on the 2014 Moto3 crown to Alex Marquez at the very final round, Jack Miller was propelled straight to MotoGP on a three-year deal with HRC, starting with an Open specification Honda at the LCR team.

Plenty of observers felt Miller should not have skipped Moto2, and some rivals were unhappy with his moves in the early races, but - with the exception of a collision with team-mate Cal Crutchlow in the wet Silverstone race - Miller improved in-line with his growing experience.

The end result was very much ‘job done’, with Miller finishing top of the four open Honda riders.

Moving from LCR to Marc VDS for 2016, Miller became the first of three new MotoGP race winners during the season, and the most surprising of the nine different winners, by storming to the first premier-class victory by a satellite rider since 2006 at a wet Assen.

Miller's 2016 preparations had been rocked by a broken leg in a motocross training incident. A big Austin highside then left him with additional foot injuries, while his RC213V was hobbled by early issues adapting to the new single ECU software. All of which meant the exuberant Aussie had scored just seven points prior to his historic ride in Holland. Just as he was returning to full fitness, Miller's season was again interrupted by injuries, in Austria, ultimately forcing him out of four more rounds.

A proven threat whenever conditions were tricky (his best three results were on a wet or drying track) Miller struggled for front-end feel in the dry - but felt immediately comfortable after being given a revised chassis, as used by Cal Crutchlow… once the season had ended.