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?)