MotoGP Grand Prix winner Jack Miller will return to the Red Bull KTM Factory Racing family for the next two years. The Australian reignites several former alliances after he last starred with KTM machinery as Moto3™ world championship runner-up in 2014.
The 27-year-old lines up next to Brad Binder and will run his ninth . And the tenth season in the premier class on the KTM RC16 after signing a contract that again sees him in Red Bull KTM Factory Racing colours.
Miller turned 27 last January but already has more than a decade of Grand Prix experience, including nine victories and 30 podiums in both Moto3 and MotoGP classes.
2014 was the most prolific term of his career, as a powerful union with Aki Ajo’s Red Bull KTM Ajo squad saw him snare six wins and only miss out on the Moto3 title.
He made a high-profile move straight into the MotoGP category for 2015, where he has established a reputation for maximum effort, total energy and a prominent personality.
Miller will link again with Francesco Guidotti, having worked with Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s current Team Manager for three of his eight years in MotoGP.
Francesco Guidotti, Red Bull KTM Factory Racing Team Manager: “Having Jack alongside Brad in our team means we have another vital asset. I know him well, how he likes to work and what he can bring to the box. I believe his character and how he will ride and push our KTM RC16 will help us a lot at this project stage.
Like Brad, Jack is a pure racer: he will find the limits and the maximum of any condition and package and still ‘go for it to get the result, which is quite a rare quality. The next two seasons will be exciting!”
Pit Beirer, Director of KTM Motorsports: “Of course, we’ve known Jack since he made a boom with Aki and our Moto3 program, and it’s a great pleasure to bring a rider of his capabilities into our MotoGP structure.
He left us a positive impression, and we’ve stayed in contact. Jack’s approach and attitude to racing are very similar to ours. I am very proud that he will return to Red Bull KTM again and will be a great addition to our mission.”