Three races in three weekends for Jack as MotoGP stops in Kuala Lumpur.
Race: Shell Malaysia Motorcycle Grand Prix
Round: 17 of 18
Date/time: Sunday October 30, 3pm local (6pm AEDST)
Circuit: Sepang: 15 corners, clockwise
Distance/laps: 5.5km, 20 laps
2015 podium: Pedrosa-Lorenzo-Rossi
Jack’s world championship results at Sepang
2015 (MotoGP): qualified 15th, finished 17th
2014 (Moto3): qualified 1st, finished 2nd
2013 (Moto3): qualified 7th, finished 6th
2012 (Moto3): qualified 19th, finished 13th
2011 (125cc): qualified 26th, finished 16th
Jack says: “I missed the winter test in Malaysia earlier this year but I don’t think it will be a major disadvantage because the track has changed a little and the surface is new. I’m happy there is new asphalt because the track was getting quite bumpy. I’m curious to see how some of the corners have changed but we should be able to figure it all out pretty quickly. Phillip Island was a solid race and hopefully I can have another exciting fight but with a better result.”
Hot spot: The hairpin at Turn 15 is a place where races can be decided late, while Turn 4, the uphill sharp right-hander early in the lap, invites late braking and robust overtaking moves, particularly early in races.
Sepang fast fact: In a week where Sepang announced all grandstand seats have been sold for this weekend’s race on Sunday, Sepang CEO Datuk Ahmad Razlan Ahmad Razali says the track may stop hosting Formula 1 after its current contract ends in 2018 because of dwindling local interest.
Jack in the world championship: 18th with 48 points.
Check back with jackmiller.com.au on Monday October 31 for a report of Jack’s race.
Photos courtesy of Marc VDS.