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Jack Miller has already signed for KTM, Miguel Oliveira negotiates with Gresini-Ducati

Jack Miller has already signed for KTM, Miguel Oliveira negotiates with Gresini-Ducati



A two-year deal with the Australian will be announced in a matter of days, and Pol Espargaro is targeting the Tech3 KTM.

Australian Jack Miller signed a week ago in Italy an agreement for 2023 and 2024 with KTM, where he will be Brad Bender’s teammate and will replace Miguel Oliveira, “The Race” wrote, adding that the agreement will be announced within the next week, as Ducati needs a few days. other to complete the restructuring of its occupants. Miguel Oliveira, who is negotiating with Grisini Ducati, could be one of the new elements in the Italian team.

The 27-year-old Miller’s return to the Austrian manufacturer, for which he raced in 2014, will be in Moto3. The Australian refused to land inside Ducati, which would put Ina Bastianini or Jorge Martin in the first team, along with Pico Bagnaia. The Italian is immediately the main candidate, but Spaniard Pramac Ducati has not yet been ruled out.

Miguel Oliveira was offered a place on the Tech3 KTM, in which he won the first two victories of his MotoGP career, in which he must team up with Pol Espargaró, who has left Honda. But the Portuguese rider had already refused this relegation, preferring to take Bastianini’s place in the Gresini Ducati, in the event that the Italian had already moved to the official Ducati.

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According to “Speedweek,” Oliveira is a favorite of Gresini, who includes Alex Rins as another option. The Portuguese will still have the chance at WithU RNF, but the German publication says it is not interested in the position, as the team that ends Yamaha’s liaison with Aprilia and will keep the 2022 bike, while Gresini will have a 2023 Ducati.