Jack Miller (motorcycle racer)

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Jack Miller
Nationality Australia Australian
Born (1995-01-18) 18 January 1995 (age 21)
Townsville, Queensland, Australia
Current team Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS
Bike number 43
Motorcycle racing career statistics
MotoGP World Championship
Active years 2015
Manufacturers Honda
2016 championship position 13th (33 pts)
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
26 1 1 0 0 59
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 graduated into the MotoGP class, forming a part of an expanded two-rider Team LCR outfit, partnering Cal Crutchlow. Miller competed on an open specification Honda RC213V-RS motorcycle. He achieved his best finish with 11th at Catalunya. At the British Grand Prix, Miller moved up the order in the early stages, but collided with team-mate Crutchlow on lap three.[3]

In 2016, Miller is riding for the Marc VDS Racing Team.[4] Miller finished in 14th-place at Qatar. At Catalunya, Miller finished the race in 10th-place. On 26 June, Jack Miller won his first GP in Assen having started from 19th on the grid. After torrential rain the race was red flagged and a shortened 12 lap race followed. Following crashes from Rossi and Dovizioso, Miller began to work his way up the grid before passing Marquez to claim his maiden victory in the premier class and become the first Moto3 alumnus to win a MotoGP race, the first Australian rider to win a MotoGP race since Casey Stoner at the 2012 Australian Grand Prix and the first non-factory rider to won a race since Toni Elias at the 2006 Portuguese Grand Prix.

Career statistics[edit]

By season[edit]

Season Class Motorcycle Team Number Race Win Podium Pole FLap Pts Plcd
2011 125cc Aprilia RZT Racing 73 6 0 0 0 0 0 NC
KTM Caretta Technology 8
2012 Moto3 Honda Caretta Technology 8 14 0 0 0 0 17 23rd
2013 Moto3 FTR Honda Caretta Technology – RTG 8 17 0 0 0 0 110 7th
2014 Moto3 KTM Red Bull KTM Ajo 8 18 6 10 8 1 276 2nd
2015 MotoGP Honda CWM LCR Honda 43 18 0 0 0 0 17 19th
2016 MotoGP Honda Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS 43 8 1 1 0 0 42* 13th*
Total 81 7 11 8 1 462

* Season still in progress.

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
2015 MotoGP Honda QAT
Ret
AME
14
ARG
12
SPA
20
FRA
Ret
ITA
Ret
CAT
11
NED
Ret
GER
15
IND
Ret
CZE
19
GBR
Ret
RSM
12
ARA
19
JPN
Ret
AUS
15
MAL
17
VAL
21
19th 17
2016 MotoGP Honda QAT
14
ARG
Ret
AME
DNS
SPA
17
FRA
Ret
ITA
Ret
CAT
10
NED
1
GER
7
AUT
DNS
CZE
GBR
RSM
ARA
MAL
JPN
AUS
VAL
13th* 42*

* Season still in progress.

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. 
  3. ^ "Miller apologises to Crutchlow for wipe out". Crash.net. Crash Media Group. 31 August 2015. Retrieved 25 October 2015. 
  4. ^ "Jack Miller joins the Marc VDS Racing Team for 2016". MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 15 October 2015. Retrieved 29 February 2016. 

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