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Jaw-dropping idea that Jack Miller could possibly be axed by KTM to maintain Pedro Acosta | MotoGP

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KTM have 5 riders contracted however their hopes to extend their four-bike presence on the 2024 MotoGP grid has failed.

How they plan to advertise Pedro Acosta from Moto2 into the premier class is subsequently nonetheless into consideration.

DAZN have stunningly reported: “Pedro Acosta goes to be a MotoGP rider.  If, for this, it’s essential to alter guidelines or take away Jack Miller from his KTM, it will likely be executed.”

And DAZN’s Ricard Jove added: “Both a fifth KTM comes out on the grid or I start to suspect that the sufferer for Acosta to have his place could possibly be Jack Miller! 

“I do know, I do know, he has a contract, like Pol, however I do not know what to suppose anymore!”

He added: “I’m satisfied that there’s going to be a fifth KTM. And if not, my instinct tells me that somebody goes to be sacrificed and that the one sacrificed goes to be Miller.”

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Miller, who has a 2024 contract, gave a spikey response to being requested if his future was a assure on the Austrian MotoGP.

“I’m confirmed. No query,” he mentioned.

Miller and Brad Binder have been broadly assumed to be assured of their continuation in KTM’s manufacturing facility crew due to their spectacular 2023 thus far.

They’ve helped to determine the Austrian producer as arguably the principle challenger to Ducati.

Tech3 GASGAS duo Pol Espargaro and Augusto Fernandez are additionally contracted for 2024, and have insisted that their locations are assured.

However KTM’s hope to purchase an present satellite tv for pc crew, or someway add a fifth bike to accommodate Acosta, has been rejected thus far by Dorna.

Whether or not they would actually be prepared to sacrifice Miller, who solely arrived this season from Ducati, is a shock suggestion and has not been broadly thought-about.

How watertight his contract is will inevitably be one other issue.

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Miller has claimed one podium this yr, in Spain, and sits eighth within the MotoGP standings – he’s 4 locations behind teammate Binder, who has achieved three Sunday podiums.

Different touted strategies embrace lowering Espargaro’s position to check and reserve rider, then requesting further wildcards from Dorna to maximise his rides subsequent yr for each KTM and Tech3, in anticipation of accidents.

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