Throughout a 2020 MotoGP World Championship made difficult by a packed calendar and the restrictions due to Covid-19, Jack Miller, aboard the Ducati Desmosedici GP bike of the Pramac Racing Team, was able to distinguish himself, quickly becoming one of the main protagonists of the season. With 132 points, the Australian rider finished seventh in the final standings, coming close to victory on several occasions, finishing on the second step of the podium three times (Styria GP, Valencia GP and Portuguese GP) and third on the rostrum at the Austrian GP. After three seasons with the factory-supported Ducati team, thanks to his talent and constant growth, Jack has earned a place in the factory squad and is now preparing for his first season as a factory Ducati rider.
Born in Townsville, Australia, on 18th January 1995, Miller made the first steps of his racing career in motocross, collecting six Australian titles before switching to road racing in 2009. Moving to Europe to compete in the German 125cc championship, Jack won his first IDM title in 2011, aged just 16. Following his success in Germany, the Australian made his World Championship debut the same year, racing six Grands Prix in the 125cc class.
In 2012, Miller took part in the entire Moto3 World Championship, racing with the Caretta Technology Team with whom he also contested the 2013 Championship, becoming one of the protagonists at the end of the season. In 2014, with the Ajo Motorsport Team, Jack became one of the main title contenders. After a hard-fought season, which saw him taking ten podiums (including six wins) and eight pole positions, the Australian rider finally ended the year as runner up in the Moto3 World Champion, just two points behind Alex Márquez.
The extraordinary talent he showed in 2014 earned him a direct promotion to MotoGP the following year. After a first season of adaptation to the new category, in 2016 Jack joined Team Marc VDS, with whom he obtained his first extraordinary success in the rain at TT Circuit Assen in the Dutch GP, despite a year marked by repeated injuries, which forced him to miss some races. After collecting a series of top ten results in 2017, always with the same team, Miller was chosen by Ducati in 2018, the year in which he moved to the Pramac Racing Team.
Riding the Desmosedici GP bike, Jack scored his first pole position in the premier class in Argentina that same year. Still, it was in 2019 that the Australian rider was able to showcase his talent: with five podium finishes over the course of the season in the GP of the Americas, Czech Republic, Aragón, Australia and the Valencia GP, he finished the 2019 season in eighth place overall with 165 points. In 2020, in his third year with the Borgo Panigale red machine, Miller was once again a protagonist on several occasions, adding another four podiums to his MotoGP tally and proving himself ready to wear the colours of the official Ducati 2021 team, ready to be once again among the protagonists in all races this season.
Discover the highlights of the event!