MotoGP news: Jack Miller admits Ducati exit has 'already been emotional' ahead of KTM move

After spending four years as a Ducati rider, Jack Miller spoke for the first time since confirming his move to KTM in 2023, and admitted it's been an emotional week.

Jack Miller's move to Red Bull KTM has dominated headlines in MotoGP over the last few weeks, with the Australian calling time on his four years at Ducati.

He joined the team back in 2018 and his impressive form earned him a seat at the factory team in 2021, where he has since scored two wins and seven podiums.

But with Francesco Bagnaia challenging for the championship, Miller's seat had come under threat in recent months, and with just one-year contracts being offered to him throughout his career, the 27-year-old is happy to add some stability through his two-year deal with KTM.

"First and foremost very happy to have that all done and to be here another two year, so you'll have to put up with me a while longer," Miller joked. "I'm happy and excited for what is to come. It is a good opportunity for me to change the scenery and try something different.

Jack Miller has signed a two-year deal with KTM, starting in 2023

"I have been in Ducati now for quite some time, five years, and had an amazing experience. We had a lot of good races together and a lot of highs and lows.

"I'm super-thankful for everything they have taught me in that time and having the opportunity to be in Pramac and go through that whole programme there and then step-up into the factory team and have three years there has been an amazing experience.

"It is something I wouldn't change for the world, but going forwards I'm going to a decent project and with some decent people so it's all good."

But before joining his new side in 2023, Miller has another half of a season to complete with Ducati - and he's excited about the prospect of finishing on a high.

"Before the announcement came out I went around to all the staff and had a little word with them, basically telling them what was going to happen and where we are at," Miller said.

"It's already been a bit emotional. Wearing this Ducati red was something that I wanted for so long, so to get it and then go away from it is emotional but as I said we have some exciting times ahead of us.

"Eleven races to go, so at least I'm a factory Ducati rider for those."

The first of those 11 races is a trip to Germany, with the race around Sachsenring scheduled to start on Sunday, 13:00 BST.

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