The curtain comes down on 2016 in front of the always-packed stands in Valencia.
Race: Gran Premio Motul de la Comunitat Valenciana
Round: 18 of 18
Date/time: Sunday November 13, 2pm local (12am Monday November 14 AEDST)
Circuit: Comunitat Valenciana Ricardo Tormo: 14 corners, anti-clockwise
Distance/laps: 4km, 30 laps
2015 podium: Lorenzo-Marquez-Pedrosa
Jack’s world championship results at Valencia
2015 (MotoGP): qualified 20th, finished 21st
2014 (Moto3): qualified 2nd, finished 1st
2013 (Moto3): qualified 5th, did not finish
2012 (Moto3): qualified 25th, did not finish
2011 (125cc): qualified 12th, did not finish
Jack says: “It’s been good to get back to my base in Andorra after a pretty hectic overseas trip and have some time to get back out on the bicycle again, which I’ve missed. I can take a lot of positives from the last two races in Australia and Malaysia and I’m looking forward to this weekend in Valencia, where I’m keen to finish the season on a high note before getting back to testing on Tuesday ready for the 2017 season.”
Hot spot: The hairpin at Turn 11 is a place where plenty of overtaking gets done, while the sweeping run into and the final left-hand corner, Turn 14, has settled plenty of races over the years, for better or worse …
Valencia fast fact: The 2016 off-season lasts all of one day, with the garages re-opening on Tuesday and Wednesday after the race weekend for the first pre-season test of 2017. Jack will be in action along with new riders who have moved to new teams and manufacturers, meaning the likes of Jorge Lorenzo (Ducati) and Maverick Vinales (Yamaha) will step out with their new squads for the first time.
Jack in the world championship: 17th with 56 points.
Check back with jackmiller.com.au on Monday November 14 for a report of Jack’s race.
Photos courtesy of Marc VDS.