Miller expecting big grid shakeup for MotoGP 2021

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Australian MotoGP star Jack Miller is expecting a big grid shakeup for the 2021 season with plenty of the old guard riders not getting new contracts.

Miller is openly chasing a works Ducati seat in a year’s time - when almost all rides will be up for grabs - and he could replace Andrea Dovizioso who will be 35.

“My main goal is to go to the factory Ducati [team]. If we can’t go there, for sure there’s other seats,” said Miller.

I think it’s a necessary time, there’s a few guys getting around now who are on their last contracts, it’s quite good to see some fresh blood coming - everyone wants to see the old guys, but it’s also really nice to see some new guys coming in and doing really well.”

Miller also believes that it takes time to successfully swap between manufaturers. He changed from Honda to Ducati last year and began to come good this season with three podiums in the last six races.

“At this time in MotoGP history it’s kind of hard to be swapping machinery like that, and jumping from manufacturer to manufacturer,” he said.

“I think you need two-three years, and when you’re talking getting well into your 30s, two-three years becomes a long time, unless you’re Valentino Rossi.

“It’s so hard because the biggest thing is understanding how the tyres work on each bike, how each bike works, what are its strengths - and you can’t do that in winter testing.

“You need racing, you need experience, and it’s kind of hard to do it.”