Ducati’s promotion of Jack Miller to its factory MotoGP team for 2021 should take the brand another step closer to challenging the dominance of Marc Márquez and Honda.
Miller is only 25 but he’s been around for a while. The New-Zealand-born Queenslander made his grand prix debut in 2011, in the final year of the last two-stroke class, the 125cc World Championship.
Miller was the last of this brave band to make it to the top. Then 15-years old, he arrived in Europe in the spring of 2010 with parents Sonya and Peter, who had mortgaged the family farm to finance the trip.