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In breaking news, Jack Miller has signed with the Italian factory to be one of their main riders for the 2021 season of MotoGP. Australian rider Miller has earned the right and we are waiting to find out who will partner the “Jackass” rider. The theory is that Andrea Dovizioso will stay on and Danilo Petrucci will be out of a rider and looking to secure his future somewhere else which will be challenging. Petrucci is a great rider although his transition to the top team has been rewarding yet dropped off towards the middle and end of the 2019 season. There is an option for Miller’s contract to be extended for 2022 and of course that will be determined in regard to his performance.

The news is great for sporting fans across the globe and the markets across the globe including Europe and Australia. Miller has the personality to help sell more bikes, produce results and be an icon like what Casey Stoner achieved for the red outfit. The Pramac ride will also be up for grabs and the team is likely to pick a younger rider over Petrucci, though, the history with the team is strong.

Jack Miller: “First of all I want to thank warmly Paolo Campinoti, Francesco Guidotti and all the Pramac Racing Team for the great support I have received from them in the two and a half years spent together. It is an honour for me to be able to continue my MotoGP career with the Borgo Panigale manufacturer and I would like to thank all the Ducati management, Claudio, Gigi, Paolo and Davide, for having trusted me and given me this incredible opportunity. I look forward to starting riding again this year, and I am ready to fully commit to the responsibility of being an official Ducati rider in 2021.”

Claudio Domenicali, CEO of Ducati Motor Holding: “Since he arrived in the Pramac Racing Team, Jack has grown steadily, proving himself one of the fastest and most talented riders in the championship. So we are happy that he has agreed to ride the official Desmosedici GP bike of the Ducati Team next year. We are convinced that Jack has all the right skills to fight continuously for the positions that matter, in every race, starting already this season with the Desmosedici GP20 of the Pramac Racing Team, and taking a further step forward next year thanks to the support of the Ducati Team.”

What are your thoughts on the signing and who do you think will partner Miller?

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Myanna Wedes

Myanna has an incredible grasp and knowledge of the sport in detail and continues to secure lead stories every week. She is in constant contact with team and rider media management. She is an admitted lawyer with two degrees and is currently writing a biography on Alan Jones MBE 1980 F1 World Champion. She is a fond lover of two wheel motorsport, predominantly MotoGP, Moto2 and Moto3.