Miller to make ASBK return

Jack Miller

Jack Miller will make a return to the Australian Mid-Bike Motorcycle Insurance Superbike Championship presented by Motul at The Bend in November.

This will be his second ASBK appearance, having also made an appearance following the conclusion of the MotoGP season last year.

Then he crashed out of Race 1 at The Bend before bouncing back with a third-place finish in Race 2.

“I can’t wait to get back to Adelaide to race the Australian Superbike Championship event at The Bend in November,” said the three-time MotoGP race winner.

“I had a lot of fun with my friends and family last year and can’t wait to do it again.”

Miller will compete under the “Thriller Racing” banner, derived from one of his nicknames.

This will likely be his last time racing a Ducati in competition before moving to Red Bull KTM Factory Racing for the 2023 MotoGP season.

Motorcycling Australia CEO Peter Doyle welcomed the Queenslander’s entry.

“Last year we saw huge interest in the ASBK Championship event at The Bend and Jack’s return will be exciting,” remarked Doyle.

“Not only has he drawn huge national and international attention to the races on offer, but he has also drawn attention to the high quality and level of the ASBK Championship that we have here in Australia.

“We’re really looking forward to seeing him arrive at The Bend in November and hope that, like last year, he can enjoy himself and put on a great show for the fans.”

His arrival was also welcomed by South Australian Prime Minister Peter Malinauskas, whose government has strongly supported motorsport, and Bend Motorsport Park owner Sam Shahin.

Premier Malinauskas said: “South Australia is proud to have hosted great events and I am delighted to see another great event planned for The Bend in November.

“Australia has produced many world-class motorcycle riders over the years, but South Australians have rarely had the opportunity to see them compete on our soil.

“It will be a great opportunity for many enthusiasts to see Jack Miller in action at the Australian Superbike Championship scheduled for November this year.

“I commend The Bend for pulling off a coup by securing their Jack’s appearance at their event.”

Shahin added: “Jack is an icon of the sport.

“It’s wonderful to see Australian riders maintaining an interest in the sport in Australia and being ready to come back and thrill the crowds here as they do around the world.

“It’s an endorsement for the health of motorcycle racing in Australia, an endorsement for the ASBK Championship and an endorsement for The Bend.

“We can’t wait.”

Yamaha rider Mike Jones currently leads the championship with 29 points, heading into Round 7 at Phillip Island on November 18-20.

Round 8 will take place a week later at The Bend.

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