Author: Bike Social reporter Posted: 18 Jul 2014
As speculation about Jack Miller’s move to MotoGP continues to mount, our trusted insiders have confirmed that they believe the 19-year-old Red Bull KTM rider and current Moto3 championship leader has today reached an agreement with Honda for a 2015 move to the premier class.
While the details of the deal are yet to be confirmed and signatures need to be placed on final contracts, we’re confident that the rider has signed an agreement to be with the manufacturer next season. It is not yet known whether he will take the highly rumoured LCR Honda seat or replace Alvaro Bautista in the Go & Fun Honda Gresini team.
It’s no secret that the young Australian had already made a pre-agreement with Marc VDS Racing for a Moto2 move in 2015, but it is believed that he has found a way to get out of his contract to make the leap straight from Moto3 to MotoGP, bypassing the mid-range Moto2 class.
Given the IRTA agreements signed at the start of the season to avoid problems with riders reneging on team and manufacturer agreements, Miller, looks likely to have to pay his way out of the Moto2 deal with Marc VDS.
With the absence of Casey Stoner in MotoGP meaning that organisers are keen to have an Australian in the premier class – particularly as TV broadcasting rights will shortly be up for renewal – the Miller news is expected to be welcomed at the highest levels in the paddock.
With Miller now confirmed for one of the Honda MotoGP seats in 2015, we’re expecting to see more agreements fall into place quickly. Watch this space!