June 20, 2024
MotoGP: Jack Miller: Resolution to affix KTM ‘was mine solely’, time at Ducati ‘a game-changer’ | MotoGP

Miller could also be leaving one of the best bike on the MotoGP grid, nonetheless, his choice to affix KTM has left the Australian content material after looking for a brand new problem.

Becoming a member of Brad Binder on the manufacturing unit Pink Bull KTM group, Miller will undoubtedly kind one of many strongest rider line-ups on the grid even when the RC16 nonetheless has enhancements to make with a view to persistently problem the likes of Ducati and Yamaha. 

Miller, who received the Japanese Grand Prix in dominant fashion at Motegi, spent 5 seasons with Ducati following three troublesome years with Honda. 

When talking on the season-finale in Valencia final month, Miller identified that his run with Ducati has been a large a part of his profession.

“Like I mentioned at first of this, I feel it’s a type of weekends. It’s occurred to me earlier than, I don’t know if it’ll occur to me once more, however it’s been an excellent journey,” mentioned Miller.

“It’s been one thing that’s been a game-changer for me and my profession.

“Up till coming to Ducati, I had one podium, which was a win within the moist, and we’ve had 20-something podiums now.

“It’s been a tremendous journey, I’ve discovered rather a lot, I’ve been by so many various configurations of the bike so I do really feel hooked up to that aspect of issues.

“The entire cause behind this choice, the entire cause for me was actually one thing completely different, one thing recent, and that’s what I’m getting at KTM, that’s what I’m going for. That’s why the choice was mine on the finish and mine solely.”

Miller’s debut on the KTM has already taken place after finishing 70 laps throughout final month’s post-season take a look at in Valencia, with the previous Moto3 runner-up ending seventeenth. 

The brand new KTM rider was three tenths off what Binder managed in seventh, whereas Luca Marini was quickest. 

Beating Ducati in 2023 goes to be a really troublesome activity for all different riders and producers, nonetheless, Miller has the benefit of getting spent 5 years with the Italian model and due to this fact is aware of the bike higher than anybody else. 

“It’s been a giant a part of my profession, a giant chunk of me studying to journey a MotoGP bike and my success has been right here with Ducati,” added Miller.

“It’s been my house the final 5 years and it’s unhappy to see that finish but additionally very excited in regards to the subsequent chapter.”