Miller: His Spell At Ducati "Revolutionized The Game Industry" For His Motogp Career
As he departed the organization to join KTM for 2023, four-time MotoGP championship winner Jack Miller called competing for Ducati "a game-changer" for his career. The Australian described his experience with the Italian team as "a fantastic trip" at the finale episode in Valencia.
Miller, who competed for the Ajo group in Moto3 in 2014 and finished second in the standings, will be riding for KTM with Brad Binder at its official squad next season.
After two episodes with Ducati's factory team with his elevation from Pramac in 2021, he said he expects "something unique, something original" from the change. When asked if the Valencia Grand Prix would be a sentimental weekend last year, Miller responded, "No, absolutely not. It is one of those days, as I indicated at the outset.
It has been a nice journey, but it occurred to me before, and I am not sure whether it will happen again. It is something that has completely changed my life and my profession. I only had victory before joining Ducati, which would have been a victory in the rain, and we now have over twenty podiums.
"I have learned a lot and utilized the bike in numerous ways, so I am attached to that element of the scenario. It was a wonderful experience. My yearning for something fresh and different was the main driver behind my choice, and with KTM, I am receiving both of these characteristics, although this is what I have been aiming for.
"As a result, I alone made the final choice." Miller rode a Ducati with Pramac in 2018 before switching to the premier side in 2021. In his 5 years with Ducati, he has had three triumphs and 21 podium places. He had just only won one race before then, the 2016 Dutch TT at Assen while riding a Marc VDS Honda.
On lap 23, Miller skidded out of fourth place and tumbled away from the Valencia GP, his farewell race with Ducati. After the race, he participated in the post-season trial for the first time, ending 17th on the whole and 0.755s off onto the lead. Enea Bastianini, who advances from Gresini to accompany world record holder Francesco Bagnaia at Ducati, takes his spot.