The next piece of the 2023 puzzle has fallen into place. Today, KTM and Ducati have announced that Jack Miller will leave the Factory Ducati team at the end of 2022 and will join KTM in the 2023 and 2024 seasons to race on the Red Bull KTM Factory Racing Team.
Miller is not a stranger to KTM. The Australian competed for KTM in his last year in Moto3 before moving to MotoGP. He is managed by Aki Ajo, a veteran team manager for KTM’s Moto2 and Moto3 teams.
Therefore, the return to KTM is a matter of course and has been the subject of rumors for several weeks.
The arrival of Miller means that Miguel Oliveira departs. The Portuguese rider was offered a location for the Tech3 KTM satellite team, but he publicly stated that he was not interested in returning to Tech3.
Riuler is linked to both LCR Honda and Gresini Ducati, and Ducati is considered to be the most likely destination at the moment.
With Miller’s signature, the number of riders with contracts after 2023 will be eight.
Fabio Quartararo and Franco Morbidelli remain on the Fabio Monster Energy Yamaha team, Aleix Espargaro and Maverick Viñales remain on the Aprilia factory team, and Marc Marquez and Peco Banyaia are Repsol. Remains at Honda and Ducati Renovo.
Miller and Brad Binder of Red Bull KTM are the other two.
The next expected announcement is that Pol Espargaro has switched to the Tech3 KTM team and probably Raul Fernandez has been vacant. The announcement is believed to be imminent.
Fernandez is expected to join the RNF Aprilia team in 2023, but there are strong signs that Joan Mir will replace the Repsol Honda team Pol Espargaro.
The second Factory Ducati team battle is between Jorge Martin and Enea Bastiany, but decisions about it are unlikely to be made until the end of the summer vacation.
https://www.asphaltandrubber.com/motogp/jack-miller-ktm-motogp-contract-motomatters/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=jack-miller-ktm-motogp-contract-motomatters Jack Miller will race on the factory KTM MotoGP team until 2024