MotoGP: Jack Miller to compete in Australian Superbike Championship finale
Jack Miller will compete in the Australian Superbike Championship (ASBK) season finale at The Bend Motorsport Park next month.
Miller, who finished third in last weekend's MotoGP finale in Valencia, will line up alongside fellow Australian Ducati Riders Oli Bayliss, Mike Jones and Wayne Maxwell on the 2021 Ducati Paniagle V4 R. The event, held in South Australia, takes place on December 3-5.
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"I am really excited to be able to have this opportunity and race the final round of Australian Superbike Championship (ASBK)," Miller said. "I would love to say a massive thank you to the guys at Ducati for allowing me this opportunity amidst our busy testing schedule.
"To go and race in front of the Australian fans is a massive privilege and honour. Thank you to the team at ASBK and Motorcycling Australia for their support at such short notice. I am also thankful to Ben Henry from DesmoSport Ducati for his help in the organisation. As you can imagine it has not been easy to try and organise everything from the other side of the world at such short notice, having Ben and Matty Macalpine there to help me organise most things, has been very easy."
Miller, who finished fourth overall in MotoGP this season, will return home after this week's two-day official MotoGP test at Jerez. It'll be the first time he's raced at home since 2019, with the last two Australian Grand Prix at Phillip Island being cancelled due to Covid-19.
"Having Australian MotoGP sensation Jack Miller compete in the ASBK is further testament to the tough and highly competitive nature of our ASBK Championship which is one of the best national superbike championships in the world,"Motorcycling Australia CEO, Peter Doyle, added.
"Australian race fans have been starved of on track MotoGP action here for two years due to COVID, but to now have their Aussie hero in Jack Miller come home and race ASBK, we are sure fans will flock to the ASBK Grand Finale at The Bend in South Australia."
Heading into the ASBK season finale, Maxwell holds a 26-point advantage over BMW's Glenn Allerton.