Seeing the KTM motorbike concept, Miller is increasingly confident in facing MotoGP 2023

The Aussie left Ducati at the end of last year and faces new challenges with KTM, which is seeking to take the final step to catch up with the more established brands on the grid.

The Townsville-born rider has had a pre-season to adapt to his new bike, but he arrives at the first Grand Prix of the year in high spirits.

“I feel ready. When you change factories, you always have to learn a lot of things and start to understand and adapt to the bike. The test in Valencia didn’t do much for me, but the tests in Sepang and Portimao were very positive. The truth is that I feel very well prepared, and I have an itch to race again,” he said.

“The more laps I ran, the more I found to benefit from the KTM concept. The steel chassis was definitely something different, but it paid off for them.

“This bike has a lot of potential. By changing suspension suppliers, we had to learn things quickly. I only fell once in the test, and that was due to my own fault. This bike gives you a really good feel and there is a very direct read.

“I don’t know if it’s the suspension or the chassis. All the information you get is just amazing.”

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He explained about the changes that KTM made at the factory to welcome the new season.

“KTM has its own strengths. This new engine greatly improves maneuverability and power distribution compared to last year, so we are going in the right direction. This bike has a lot of potential,” he said.

Finally, Miller also commented on the change in weekend format for the new year in MotoGP, where the presence of the Sprint Race will attract attention.

“It’s something new and it will take us some time to get used to, but the changes are good and necessary. They give you something to look forward to and speed up all the action at the weekend. It will be a challenge and mean a bigger workload, but I’m excited ,” he concluded.

Jack Miller, Red Bull KTM Factory Racing, salto

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