Australian MotoGP star Jack Miller will get a new home for next year.
Rumors have been circulating for weeks that Miller’s current bosses at Ducati wanted to bring in Italian rider Enia Bastianini to create an all-Italian lineup with Francesco Bagnia.
Miller has signed a two-year contract with KTM.
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In a statement on Twitter, Miller said he was “excited for the future” at KTM, but would remain committed to Ducati until the end of the season.
“We have some unrealistic history and I look forward to supporting their mission,” he said.
“However, we are now focused on what is in front of us and I am determined to put anything on the table towards the end of the season.”
It was on top of a factory KTM that Miller Jr. enjoyed a meteor rise through motorcycle rankings.
After winning six races in 2014 and finishing second in the Moto3 standings, Miller famously jumped straight into Premier Class for 2015 – skipping the Moto2 altogether.
He recorded his first win in the top tier of the Netherlands in 2016, and last May recorded two more weekends in a row at Jerez in Spain and Le Mans in France.
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