Jack brings the curtain down on 2018 in Spain as he pursues a pre-season goal.
Race: Gran Premio Motul de la Comunitat Valenciana
Round: 19 of 19
Date/time: Sunday November 18, 2pm local (12am AEDT Monday November 19)
Circuit: Ricardo Tormo: 14 corners, anti-clockwise
Distance/laps: 4.0km, 27 laps
2017 podium: Pedrosa-Zarco-Marquez
Jack’s world championship results in Valencia
2017 (MotoGP): qualified 12th, finished 7th
2016 (MotoGP): qualified 15th, finished 15th
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’s preview: There’s one more round in 2018 for Jack to tackle, and he’s within touching distance of achieving a pre-season goal in Valencia, where he came through from 12th on the grid to seventh a year ago in his final race aboard a Honda for the Marc VDS team. Jack had a target of 100 points for the first time in his MotoGP tenure this year, and sits on 91 after seventh and eighth-place finishes in the final two legs of the flyaway triple-header in Australia and Malaysia. One of Jack’s seven Grand Prix victories has come at the tight anti-clockwise Ricardo Tormo layout, in Moto3 in 2014, while he’s scored points at this Grand Prix in two of his three premier-class visits. While cracking that century is a focus for this weekend, Jack’s gaze will turn to 2019 soon after, as he’ll cut his first laps on the GP19 Ducati he’ll race for Alma Pramac Racing next season in the traditional Valencia post-season test, which takes place on the Tuesday and Wednesday after the race weekend.
Jack on Instagram:
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Overseas done for another year thanks again everyone for their support wasn’t the end I was after try’d to run the medium rear on Sunday as the track temp was the most we had all weekend. Had to use to much of the tyre staying with the front guys was missing drive off the corners witch in turn made me brake later and hard then the front tyre over heated pressure went to high. So then just had to limp home being on the older bike feel like we have to try something different just to try and get an advantage on the other guys sometimes it pays off sometimes it doesn’t but anyway we are getting there thanks to the team @pramacracing as always 🎥 cred. @motogp #malaysiagp #cheers🍻
Jack says: “I’m trying to crack 100 points; if I can finish seventh or better, where I finished last year, I’m there. Then I get to try my new Ducati for next season, the GP19, for the first time in the two-day test afterwards, which I’m really looking forward to.”
Check back with jackmiller.com.au on Monday November 19 for a report of Jack’s race.
Photos courtesy of Alma Pramac Racing