Published on April 21st, 2016 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Ducati Team Arrives At Jerez De LA Frontera For 2016 MotoGP World Championship
Following the first three overseas races, the Ducati Team has now arrived in Spain, where the fourth round of the MotoGP World Championship will be held at the Jerez de la Frontera circuit in Andalusia on Sunday.
This year the Desmosedici GP’s practice, qualifying and race performance, on circuits with totally different characteristics, has always been competitive and Andrea Dovizioso and Andrea Iannone have scored two podiums: a second place for the Romagna rider, seventh in the standings 43 points behind leader Marquez, and a third place for his team-mate from Abruzzo, eleventh overall after scoring his first points of the season with a third place at the Austin circuit in Texas.
Last year’s Spanish Grand Prix was short of satisfaction for the Ducati Team riders: Iannone finished sixth overall, while Dovizioso ended the race in ninth place, after running off the track on lap 2 and dropping to the back of the field.
The Jerez de la Frontera weekend gets underway on Friday morning with the first free practice session at 9.55 am, while the 27-lap race is scheduled for Sunday at 14.00 CET.
The Jerez de la Frontera circuit
Built in 1986, the Jerez circuit hosted its first GP the following year, rapidly becoming one of the most popular tracks of the entire MotoGP calendar. The circuit is situated in a valley in the south of Spain, offering spectacular views and nearly always characterized by excellent weather. Its numerous grandstands provide perfect viewing facilities for up to 250,000 spectators. The track was resurfaced in 2005 and its recently updated facilities such as the control tower and pit garages have also been vastly improved.
Fastest Lap: Lorenzo (Yamaha), 1’37.910 (162.6 km/h) – 2015
Circuit Record: Lorenzo (Yamaha), 1’38.735 (161.2 km/h) – 2015
Best Pole: Lorenzo (Yamaha), 1’37.910 (162.6 km/h) – 2015
Top Speed: Iannone (Ducati), 295.9 km/h – 2015
Track length: 4.4 km
Race Distance: 27 laps (119.4 km)
Corners: 13 (5 left, 8 right)
Race Start: 14.00 CET