Jack Miller (motorcycle racer)

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Jack Miller
Nationality  Australian
Born (1995-01-18) 18 January 1995 (age 20)
Townsville, Queensland, Australia
Current team CWM LCR Honda
Bike number 43
Motorcycle racing career statistics
Moto3 World Championship
Active years 20122014
Manufacturers Honda, FTR Honda, KTM
2014 Championship position 2nd (276 pts)
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
49 6 10 8 1 403
125cc World Championship
Active years 2011
Manufacturers Aprilia, KTM
2011 Championship position NC (0 pts)
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
6 0 0 0 0 0

Jack Peter Miller[1] (born 18 January 1995) is an Australian Grand Prix motorcycle racer, best known for being the championship runner-up in the 2014 Moto3 World Championship.[2]

Career[edit]

Domestic racing[edit]

Born in Townsville, Queensland, Australia, Miller grew up on a property outside the city. A tropical city where he made his own fun, riding his motorbike and quad bike, water skiing and lending a hand with fencing and cattle mustering. His parents and siblings have supported his racing career every step of the way helping reach the goal of racing in the World Championship series. Miller has been racing motorbikes and winning since he was eight years old. He started on dirt, and was the Australian Dirt Bike champion in the 65cc category in 2003. He went on to win five other Australian championships in 2005, 2006 and 2007 and numerous other local and state titles in dirt bike racing and motocross events.

Move to Europe[edit]

2011 was his breakout year in Europe. A string of strong performances saw him win the championship in the German IDM 125cc category at the age of 16. This result won the attention of Caretta Technology's Forward Racing, an Italian race team who signed Miller to ride in the 2012 Moto3 Championship.

Moto3 World Championship[edit]

2012 was Miller's first year in the Moto3 World Championship. That year had Miller riding for Caretta Technology Forward Racing on a Honda chassis. Whilst the bike was not competitive it allowed Miller the opportunity to learn the circuits he would be racing in the coming years. He finished 23rd in the Moto3 Championship that year, with a best finish of 4th at the German Grand Prix, at the Sachsenring.

Miller moved to Racing Team Germany for the 2013 season, riding an FTR Honda chassis. Miller achieved thirteen points-scoring finishes during the season, and finished in seventh place in the final championship standings. His best result was a fifth place finish – on two occasions – at the San Marino and Australian Grands Prix.

Miller moved to a factory-backed KTM motorcycle for the 2014 season, joining the Red Bull KTM Ajo squad. During the season, Miller recorded his first fastest lap, pole position, podium finish and victory during the season; in total, he won six races during the season and finished the season as runner-up – to Álex Márquez – in the championship, missing out on the title by two points.[2]

Move to MotoGP[edit]

For the 2015 season, Miller will graduate into the MotoGP class, forming a part of an expanded two-rider Team LCR outfit, partnering Cal Crutchlow. Miller will compete on an open specification Honda RC213V-RS motorcycle.

Career statistics[edit]

By season[edit]

Season Class Motorcycle Race Win Podium Pole FLap Pts Plcd
2011 125cc Aprilia 6 0 0 0 0 0 NC
KTM
2012 Moto3 Honda 14 0 0 0 0 17 23rd
2013 Moto3 FTR Honda 17 0 0 0 0 110 7th
2014 Moto3 KTM 18 6 10 8 1 276 2nd
Total 55 6 10 8 1 403

Races by year[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position)

Year Class Bike 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Pos Pts
2011 125cc Aprilia QAT SPA POR FRA CAT GBR NED ITA GER
Ret
CZE IND NC 0
KTM RSM
24
ARA JPN
16
AUS
23
MAL
16
VAL
Ret
2012 Moto3 Honda QAT
25
SPA
Ret
POR FRA
Ret
CAT
15
GBR
Ret
NED
DSQ
GER
4
ITA
21
IND
DNS
CZE RSM
Ret
ARA
19
JPN
19
MAL
13
AUS
21
VAL
Ret
23rd 17
2013 Moto3 FTR Honda QAT
16
AME
6
SPA
Ret
FRA
12
ITA
10
CAT
7
NED
7
GER
7
IND
Ret
CZE
7
GBR
7
RSM
5
ARA
13
MAL
6
AUS
5
JPN
6
VAL
Ret
7th 110
2014 Moto3 KTM QAT
1
AME
1
ARG
3
SPA
4
FRA
1
ITA
Ret
CAT
4
NED
Ret
GER
1
IND
3
CZE
5
GBR
6
RSM
3
ARA
27
JPN
5
AUS
1
MAL
2
VAL
1
2nd 276

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Campeonato de España de Velocidad, Circuito de Jerez – 7ª Prueba: Clasificación Final" (PDF). CEV Buckler. Dorna Sports. 21 November 2010. Retrieved 10 May 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Marquez clinches title in third as Miller wins final race". MotoGP.com (Dorna Sports). 9 November 2014. Retrieved 9 November 2014. 

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