Jack Miller

I’m a race-winning MotoGP rider who leapt straight from Moto3 to the top class

Jack Miller celebates winning his first MotoGP race, Assen 2016.
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Hi, my name is Jack Miller. My discipline is MotoGP. I was born on 18 January 1995 in Townsville, Queensland, Australia.

Bio

Jack Miller grew up on the family cattle ranch in Townsville, Queensland, where he developed his skills riding dirt bikes; fellow Aussie and double World Champion Casey Stoner followed a similar path.

Miller became a national champion and then switched to road racing, where he sealed a 125cc national title before turning his attentions to Europe. There he rode in the Spanish and German 125cc series, winning the latter, before the opportunity for a World Championship ride came up halfway through the 2011 season.

After his first full season in 2012, it was 2013 where Jack really broke through, riding the wheels off a Honda that was supposedly inferior to its rivals, and he came close to a first podium on home soil at Phillip Island.

Aki Ajo saw the huge potential that lay within, and snapped Miller up for the Red Bull KTM Ajo team for 2014. There was great expectation for Jack's performance in Moto3 and he didn't disappoint –  six wins and 10 podiums overall saw him land a second place overall in Moto3, missing out on the title by just two points at the final round of the season.

Jack's talent earned him a direct move into the MotoGP class for 2015, as he bypassed Moto2 completely to join the LCR Honda team. It was a steep learning curve, but Jack handled the big step up well and showed flashes of his true talent in his debut season.

In 2016 he remained on a Honda but switched teams to link up with the Marc VDS crew, a Belgian-based team well known for their nurture of hot young talent – which paid off handsomely as he took a stunning maiden MotoGP win in rainy Assen in June.

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Career Highlights

  1. 2016
    1. 1st Place: TT Assen – MotoGP

      First-ever premier-class MotoGP win

      Assen, Netherlands

  2. 2015
    1. 12th Place: Gran Premio TIM di San Marino – MotoGP

      Misano, Italy

    2. 11th Place: GP de Catalunya – MotoGP

      Montmeló, Barcelona, Spain

  3. 2014
    1. 2nd Place Overall: Moto3 World Championship

    2. 1st Place: eni Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland – Moto3

      Sachsenring, Germany

    3. 1st Place: Monster Energy Grand Prix de France – Moto3

      Le Mans, France

  4. 2011
    1. 125cc World Championship Debut

      Sachsenring, Germany

    2. 1st Place: IDM 125cc National Championship

      Germany