OCTO Pramac Ducati Racing #43 Australian
Jack Peter Miller born in Townsville, Queensland, Australia on the 18th January 1995. He is an Australian MotoGP racer, best known for being the championship runner up in the 2014 Moto3 World Championship and his never say die attitude.
Miller stated at an early age riding his motorbike and quad bike. Miller has been racing motorbikes and winning since he was eight years old. He started on dirt, and was the Australian Dirt Bike champion in the 65cc category in 2003. He went on to win five other Australian championships in 2005, 2006 and 2007 and numerous other local and state titles in dirt bike racing and motocross events.
Move to Europe
2011 he had a lot of strong performances which saw him win the championship in the German IDM 125cc category at the age of 16. As a result Forward Racing Team, an Italian race team, signed Miller to ride in the 2012 Moto3 Championship.
Moto3 World Championship
2012 Racing a Honda, he finished 23rd in the Championship, with a best finish of 4th in German at the Sachsenring.
Miller moved to Racing Team Germany. Miller took thirteen points scoring finishes and finished in seventh place in the championship. His best result was a fifth place finish, twice, at the San Marino and Australian Grand Prixs.
Miller rode a factory backed KTM motorcycle, with the Red Bull KTM Ajo Racing Team. Miller got his first fastest lap, pole position, podium finish and victory during the season. He won six races during the season and finished the season as runner up to Álex Márquez in the championship by only two points.
Move to MotoGP
Miller went straight into the MotoGP class, omitting Moto2 as most riders do, with Team LCR Honda, partnering Cal Crutchlow. Miller raced in the open class on a Honda RC213V-RS motorcycle. He achieved his best finish with 11th at Catalunya. At the British Grand Prix, Miller moved up the order in the early stages, but collided with teammate Crutchlow ending his race.
In 2016, Miller switched teams, racing for the Marc VDS Racing Team. Miller finished in 14th place at Qatar. At Catalunya, Miller finished the race in 10th place. On 26 June, Jack Miller won his first MotoGP in Assen having started from 19th on the grid. After torrential rain the race was red flagged and a shortened 12 lap race followed. Following crashes from Rossi and Dovizioso, Miller began to work his way up the grid before passing Marquez to claim his maiden victory in the premier class and become the first Moto3 alumnus to win a MotoGP race, the first Australian rider to win a MotoGP race since Casey Stoner in 2012 and the first non factory rider to win a race since Toni Elias at the 2006 Portuguese Grand Prix.
Miller stayed with the Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS team for 2017. Taking a good number of top ten results and impressed once more.
Best results were two sixth places at Assen and San Marino, two sevenths at Philip Island, Australia and Valencia, Spain, three eights finishes at Qatar, Le Mans, France and Sepang, Malaysia. Scoring a total of 82 points and eleventh in the Championship.
Jack Miller stays in MotoGP but has swapped teams and will ride on a Ducati for the Octo Pramac Racing Team.
- Roland Potter