If the agreement goes through, it would mean a return to Honda for “Jackass”, after defending the Ducati colors in the last five years, first with Pramac (2018-2020) and in the last two years with the Factory Team.
As he himself confirmed in an interview with Motorsport.com in Austin, in recent months Miller has had the feeling that Ducati does not want to renew his contract beyond 2022. A circumstance that has led him to look for alternatives for the future. .
Jack has already made it clear that he would welcome the possibility of returning to Pramac, but at the same time he has begun to explore other options. One of the most probable is that linked to a return to Honda, the manufacturer with whom he made his debut in MotoGP in 2015, making the direct leap from Moto3, with the team owned by Lucio Cecchinello.
LCR is going through a delicate moment due to the results of the last two years of Alex Marquez and Takaaki Nakagami, who have yet to sign their first podium with the team. In fact, Cal Crutchlow was the last Honda rider to hit the podium at the 2019 Australian Grand Prix.
Unless the trend changes and they both improve their trend, it looks like LCR will completely change its lineup in 2023. Pending the outcome of Miller’s move, Nakagami’s margin to defend his saddle is starting to be very slim. Especially considering the excellent season that season Ai Ogura is disputing, second in the Moto2 World Championship, 14 points behind the leader Celestino Vietti.
In this regard, it is worth noting that within the LCR team the two bikes have different sponsorships. The side of the garage supported by Castrol and Givi would welcome the arrival of Miller. The other bike, the one with the Idemitsu colors, on the other hand, should probably see a handover between Japanese riders.