We all knew it was going to happen. Months of speculation have finally been confirmed in Austria today – Jack Miller will be making the move to OCTO Pramac Racing Ducati for the 2018 season, partnering Danilo Petrucci.
He’s ridden on Honda machinery for his whole career, so making the switch to Ducati will be no easy task. But Miller has come a long way since his MotoGP debut in 2015. He entered the MotoGP grid on a factory contract, riding an RCV1000 which he couldn’t achieve results on. He made the switch to the Marc VDS team a year later, and took the victory in Assen for the first time. Since then, he has had a stream of steady results and will no doubt continue to do so throughout the rest of this season and into the next.
The news of Miller’s arrival to Pramac leaves current rider Scott Redding out in the cold. His future in the paddock is still unaccounted for, with links to Aprilia the only news we have heard so far. The silly season is only just beginning, but can Redding find a ride before it’s too late?