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After plenty of speculation about his future during the myWorld Motorrad Grand Prix von Österreich, Pramac Racing have today announced that current rider Jack Miller will remain with the team in 2020.
Next season will the third season Miller and Pramac Racing have been working together, with the Australian having a great campaign in 2019 on board a GP19 machine. The 24-year-old has consistently challenged inside the top six and after picking up his first dry-weather podium in Austin at Round 3, Miller produced a great ride to claim his second podium of the season at the Czech GP.
And, for 2020, Miller will join teammate Francesco Bagnaia in having a GP20 – just like factory riders Andrea Dovizioso and Danilo Petrucci.
Jack Miller: “I am very happy to have reached this agreement. Pramac Racing is a team that made me feel comfortable right from the start and the relationship with Ducati is very close. I will have again the official bike at my disposal and will do my best to achieve great results. I would like to thank Ducati and my team for the great work they have done so far.”
Francesco Guidotti – Team Manager: “Our main goal is to grow young riders and give them the chance to ride the factory Ducati bike one day. Jack is proving to have great talent and his current position in the riders’ standings is confirmation of this. We are proud to have him with us also next season and we will now stay focused on our work to achieve even greater results in 2019.”
Paolo Ciabatti – Ducati Corse Sporting Director: “We are really glad to have reached an agreement with Pramac Racing that will allow our factory supported team to field Desmosedici GP 20 bikes for both Jack and Pecco next year. It will be the first time that Ducati will have four identical bikes in MotoGP, two for the factory Ducati Team and two for Pramac Racing: this exceptional effort will help us to collect and share more information and improve the development process, with the aim of obtaining even better results and stimulate a fair and positive competition among our riders. We are very pleased that Jack will continue with us next year, because he has shown continuous progress since he joined us in 2018, and want to thank Pramac Racing for their continued commitment to Ducati.”
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