Jack ready to battle injury and snap a run of three races without points in Italy.
Race: Gran Premio TIM di San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini
Round: 13 of 18
Date/time: Sunday September 11, 2pm local (10pm AEST)
Circuit: Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli: 16 corners, clockwise
Distance/laps: 4.2km, 28 laps
2015 podium: Marquez-Smith-Redding
Jack’s world championship results at Misano
2015 (MotoGP): qualified 17th, finished 12th
2014 (Moto3): qualified 1st, finished 3rd
2013 (Moto3): qualified 11th, finished 5th
2012 (Moto3): qualified 21st, did not finish
2011 (Moto3): qualified 30th, finished 24th
Hot spot: For overtaking and potential for incident, keep your eyes on the left-hander at Turn 8 (Quercia), scene of many a misjudged braking manoeuvre down the inside over the years. For flat-out performance, Turn 11 (Curvone) is one of the better corners on the calendar.
Misano fast fact: The circuit ran in the opposite (anti-clockwise) direction up until major modifications to the track in 2006; the first Grand Prix held on the current layout took place a year later and was won by Casey Stoner for Ducati, with fellow Aussie Chris Vermeulen (Suzuki) second.
Jack in the world championship: 15th with 42 points.
Check back with jackmiller.com.au on Monday September 12 for a report of Jack’s race.
Photos courtesy of Marc VDS.