ABOUT JACK

NUMBER 43

TEAM Alma Pramac Racing

BIKE Ducati Desmosedici GP 17

BORN January 18, 1995

BIRTHPLACE Townsville, Australia

LIVES Andorra

HEIGHT/WEIGHT 175cm/67kg

STARTED RIDING At age 5

2018
Moves to the Alma Pramac Racing Team to ride a Ducati Desmosedici GP 2017 machine for the 19-race season.

2017
Jack has his strongest MotoGP season to date, finishing in the top 10 in nine of the 17 races he contested, a broken right tibia ruling him out of the Japanese Grand Prix in October. His comeback from that injury in Australia was dramatic, qualifying a season-best fifth and leading for the opening laps before finishing seventh, while sixth at Assen and Misano were his best race results. Scores 82 points to finish 11th overall.

2016
Jack produces a wet-weather masterclass to take his maiden MotoGP victory at Assen, becoming the first Australian to win in the premier class in nearly four years, and the first independent team rider to win a Grand Prix since Toni Elias in 2006. He also leads in Germany and has five top-10 finishes for the season, but misses five of the 18 races with injuries from various crashes. Finishes 18th in the world championship with 57 points.

2015
Jack became the first Australian to jump directly from the entry-level world championship category to the premier class since Garry McCoy (1998) when he made his MotoGP debut in the Open class for LCR Honda. Finished 19th in the championship with 17 points, including a season-best 11th at Catalunya. Finished as leading Open-class runner in Argentina and Australia. Scored points in six races.

2014
Jack’s breakthrough year on the international stage. Took six wins, eight poles and 10 podiums in 18 Moto3 races for the Red Bull KTM Ajo team to finish runner-up to Alex Marquez by just two points in the world championship. Won the season-opener in Qatar, Austin, Le Mans, Sachsenring, his home race at Phillip Island and the season finale in Valencia.

2013
Competed in Moto3 for the Caretta Technology-RTG squad, finishing seventh overall, and had a season-best of fifth in San Marino and Australia. Motorcycle bible Motocourse rated Jack as the 10th-best rider across all three world championship categories for 2013, the only Moto3 rider to make the list along with the likes of MotoGP stars Jorge Lorenzo, Valentino Rossi and Marc Marquez.

2012
First full season in the Moto3 world championship, finishing 23rd overall in 14 races with the Caretta Technology team.

2011
Competed part-time in the 125cc world championship and the 125cc CEV Buckler (Spanish) Championship, and full-time in the 125cc IDM German Championship, which he won.

2010
Moved to Europe. Raced in the 125cc category of the Spanish CEV.

2009
Moved from motocross and dirt to road racing. Made his road race debut in Tasmania at 14, which led to him competing in the 125cc Australian Championship. Won the MRRDA 125cc series.

2008

Moved from dirt track to road racing.

2005
Won his first national dirt track title at age 10.