BRNO, CZECH REPUBLIC - AUGUST 07: Jack Miller of Australia and Team EG 0,0 Marc VDS looks on in box during the MotoGp Tests In Brno at Brno Circuit on August 7, 2017 in Brno, Czech Republic. (Photo by Mirco Lazzari gp/Getty Images)

Australia's own Jack Miller has just been confirmed to race for the Octo Pramac team in MotoGP next season.

News of the Townsville born rider's move was strong in the paddock on Friday and the team officially confirmed that Jack, who currently races for Team Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS and took his first victory for the team at the 2016 Dutch Grand Prix, had reached an agreement with the team for the 2018 season.

The Australian rider, who will be directly under contract with Ducati, will defend the colours of the Tuscany-based team in the MotoGP World Championship on board a Ducati Desmosedici GP bike as teammate to Danilo Petrucci.

Miller made his debut in the 125 cc World Championship in 2011 and then moved immediately into Moto3, where he finished runner-up in the 2014 season. The Australian rider joined MotoGP in 2015 and scored his first win the year after.