After all the drama over the weekend (see this story about Lorenzo/Miller/Pramac and the first part of the subscriber notes), Ducati have finally signed off on the agreement between Pramac Ducati and Jack Miller for 2020. Here is the press release announcing the deal:
Pramac Racing extends the agreement with Jack Miller for the 2020 MotoGP season. The Australian will ride a Ducati Desmosedici GP 20.
Jack: "I would like to thank Ducati and my team for the great work they have done so far"
Pramac Racing wishes to announce that an agreement has been reached with Jack Miller to extend his contract for the 2020 MotoGP season. The Australian rider, who is contracted directly with Ducati, will defend the colours of the Ducati factory supported team in the MotoGP World Championship on board a Ducati Desmosedici GP 20, like his team-mate Francesco Bagnaia.
Jack Miller (Pramac Racing rider #43) "I am very happy to have reached this agreement. Pramac Racing is a team that made me feel comfortable right from the start and the relationship with Ducati is very close. I will have again the official bike at my disposal and will do my best to achieve great results. I would like to thank Ducati and my team for the great work they have done so far".
Francesco Guidotti (Team Manager Pramac Racing) "Our main goal is to grow young riders and give them the chance to ride the factory Ducati bike one day. Jack is proving to have great talent and his current position in the riders’ standings is confirmation of this. We are proud to have him with us also next season and we will now stay focused on our work to achieve even greater results in 2019".
Paolo Ciabatti (Ducati Corse Sporting Director) "We are really glad to have reached an agreement with Pramac Racing that will allow our factory supported team to field Desmosedici GP 20 bikes for both Jack and Pecco next year. It will be the first time that Ducati will have four identical bikes in MotoGP, two for the factory Ducati Team and two for Pramac Racing: this exceptional effort will help us to collect and share more information and improve the development process, with the aim of obtaining even better results and stimulate a fair and positive competition among our riders. We are very pleased that Jack will continue with us next year, because he has shown continuous progress since he joined us in 2018, and want to thank Pramac Racing for their continued commitment to Ducati".