MotoGP: Miller to remain at Ducati in 2022

Ducati Lenovo Team have confirmed today that Jack Miller will remain with the Italian factory squad for another year in 2022.

The news comes after the Australian took back-to-back victories in the premier-class in the previous two rounds, the first time an Australian has done so since Casey Stoner in 2012.

It was expected the announcement would be made leading up to Ducati’s home race in Mugello this weekend, where Miller will look to make it three wins in a row.

Speaking on the announcement, the 26-year-old said he is looking forward to seeing what he can achieve with the Bologna-based team both this year and in 2022.

“I am thrilled to be able to continue my adventure with the Ducati Lenovo Team also next season,” he said in a press release.

“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!”

There were initially signs of pressure starting to mount on Miller, who got off to a rocky start with his new team after leaving Pramac last year to join up with the factory squad.

But he has responded perfectly with back-to-back wins and confidence will be high heading into the rest of the season.

The MotoGP paddock heads to Mugello this weekend for Round 6 of the 2021 campaign.