Jack Miller has been promoted to the factory Ducati MotoGP outfit for the 2021 season with an optional one-year extension.
Miller made his MotoGP debut in 2015 with LCR Honda and won his first race at the 2016 Dutch TT.
He then moved to Pramac Ducati in 2018, taking five podium finishes and finishing eighth in the standings in his first season with the team.
As options dwindled for Ducati – Maverick Vinales, Fabio Quartararo and Joan Mir all exploring other options – Miller emerged as the front-runner for the seat.
Speaking to selected media, Miller said his appointment is an incredible opportunity.
“It is an honour to be able to continue my MotoGP career with Ducati.
“And for this reason I would like to thank the entire leadership team for the trust they have placed in me, and for giving me this incredible opportunity.
“I can’t wait to start running this year. I am ready to take on with all the commitment in the world the responsibility of being an official Ducati rider in 2021.”
Ducati CEO Claudio Domenicalli is convinced that Miller has the tools required to fight for ‘important’ positions.
“We are convinced that Jack has everything to be able to continuously fight for important positions, in every race, starting this season, and to take a big step forward next year thanks to the full support of the Ducati team.”
Who Miller’s team-mate will be remains unclear at this time.