Miller responds to end rumours a move to MotoGP Honda next year

Jack Miller has responded to rumours of a potential move to Honda for 2019 season. The Pramac rider has been linked with Honda to potential replacement for current rider Dani Pedrosa.

Honda confirmed last month that Pedrosa would leave the team after 13 seasons, but the Japanese manufacturer announced that Jorge Lorenzo will join fellow Marc Marquez on a two-year deal in its factory MotoGP line-up.

“The Honda stuff? You have might have read that I’d signed to go there around Mugello time, and don’t worry, I read it too. So let’s clear that up, there was talk, definitely, but no contract negotiations.” Miller told journalists.

“It’s a big step from talking about something to negotiating to signing. So I don’t know who said what to who or whatever to run that into a story that I’d definitely be racing there next year.

“Talking, it’s always good to know what your options could have been over there. Signing something? That’s a lot different.” Miller added.

Although Miller’s existing contract was due to expire at the end of 2018,  he has been expected to remain with Pramac for some time.

“I’m so stoked to be back here again next year and on a factory Ducati too, and there’s a lot pressure off my shoulders for the rest of this year having next year sorted out so early,” Miller said.

“The rest of this year is head down, keep learning and make myself ready for the factory bike and the extra responsibility next year.

“Knowing where I’ll be in 2019 already takes the pressure off and gets the distractions of the way so I can build from here.” Miller added.

Jack Miller and his teammate Danilo Petrucci at Pramac Duacti team. (

When asked about his chance on getting into the main Ducati team in 2020, the Australian said he still fighting for the spot at the Italian manufacturer.

“That’s my motivation for sure. That’s my reason of only doing a one-year contract with Ducati because we need to show them that we’re ready for the factory team come next year and do our job.” Miller said.

Ducati has signed Miller teammate Danilo Petrucii for a one-year deal to replace Lorenzo. The Italian rider will join Andrea Dovizioso in next year.

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