Looking Back With Cormac: Part 3 - Jerez


MotoGP in a nutshell


Jack Miller took to the Ducati like a duck to water


Front row and a podium. Jerez set Johann Zarco up perfectly for his home race two weeks later. Though that didn't quite work out like he hoped


Mika Kallio was a wildcard entry at Jerez, with a new, backwards-rotating crankshaft in the RC16. The two factory KTMs got that engine shortly afterward


Signs of things to come: Jorge Lorenzo led for the first part of the race, until his arms tired, a problem which would only be solved with a new tank


Racing in the first Spanish race of the year was a less than happy experience for Maverick Viñales, who finished 13 seconds behind the winner


Sure, everything is done on laptops in MotoGP. But before it goes into a laptop, it first gets written down on paper


Red Bull even gives trailers wings


Pole on Saturday at Jerez was confirmation that Cal Crutchlow was in the right place in 2018


Corner entry remained a problem for the KTM all year


No, not a Cyberman. The men and women of the fire brigade stand in the sun all day long, in full protective gear


Taka Nakagami, flying. He flew much faster at the test at Jerez in November


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"The men and women of the fire brigade stand in the sun all day long, in full protective gear." - Whew, that's commitment.  Are they stationed around the track (or is there one brigade and they're dispatched as needed?)