KTM-bound Miller appreciates Ducati’s ‘unusual’ MotoGP update schedule

The three-time MotoGP race winner will join KTM in the factory squad next year after signing a two-year deal to join the Austrian manufacturer and become Brad Binder’s partner.

Miller has been a mainstay in the Ducati squad since 2018, first with Pramac and then with the factory team, and has been a key asset in his drive for development – ​​the Australian was the first to try out the brand’s various ride-height devices.

At Saturday’s British Grand Prix, Miller – who qualified third – tested the ‘Stegosaurus’ wing configuration on the tail stabilizer of his GP22, which made its debut on Enea Bastianini’s Gresini Ducati and Jorge Martin’s Pramac bike.

That’s despite Miller switching to rival brand KTM at the end of the year, although the Australian says Ducati has been “100% honest” about its plans since making the decision about its future.

“I mean, at the end of the day they were right there with me,” he said when asked by Motorsport.com how valued he felt responding to Ducati’s decision to continue giving him updates despite his hampering departure. felt.

“I told them once [I was going to KTM]we had this discussion.

“It’s very unusual for a factory to continue to give updates to the driver, especially when the driver leaves.

Jack Miller, Ducati Team

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“But they’ve been 100% honest with me throughout the whole thing.

“And you also see what they’re doing with all the bikes on the grid, they’re giving them the maximum they can.

“It’s in their DNA. It’s a massive thing from Gigi and these guys over there and they’re really pushing it. On this site I really appreciate it.

“There’s nothing worse if you can’t get updates or can’t get data.

“They’re 100% transparent with me until the end, so it’s nice to have that feeling of security.”

On Friday, Bastianini said the new rear wings had helped him with stability under braking, but Miller says he currently can’t tell any difference on his bike after his test on Saturday.

“In my honest opinion, I can’t feel anything other than having to watch my leg when I put my leg on the bike,” he noted.

“But I don’t feel anything while driving. Of course we have to analyze it, but nothing at the moment.”

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