Jack Miller has been denied the chance to race in MotoGP in front of his original Australian fans for the past two seasons, due to Covid restrictions forcing the Phillip Island round to be canceled.
But it will make a surprise appearance in the last round of the Australian Superbike Championship, at Bend Motorsport Park next weekend, for the Desmosport Ducati team.
“I got the idea because Troy Herfoss got hurt, then Hooky [Josh Hook] I was going to ride it and I was like “what date is this?” And I kind of thought maybe I could go home for that, ”Miller said during the recent MotoGP test in Jerez.
“Then I had to push all powers up to let myself go and do it, and hang out with the boys. I managed to argue everything together. I think this is the most organized that I have. ever been, in terms of organizing something We’ll wait and see until we get there and get going …
“I’m really excited just to catch up with everyone and also to see The Bend as a whole new track in Australia, I’ve never been there. And also to try the V4R for the first time, because I haven’t been there. have never ridden on any of them either. “
Among those Miller will compete against are Ducati title leader Wayne Maxwell, as well as Oli Bayiss (son of Troy) and former Grand Prix starters Bryan Staring, Mike Jones and Arthur Sissis.
Miller claimed his first MotoGP victories in the dry this season, en route to a better fourth place overall in the World Championship, in his debut campaign for the Ducati factory team.
The 26-year-old will be one of two Australians competing in the premier class next season with the arrival of defending Moto2 champion Remy Gardner.
Gardner is spending the offseason in Spain, where he will be “in my workshop, working on my cars” until the Sepang test in January.