Jack has been forced to withdraw from the Grand Prix of the Americas after fracturing his right foot.
A fractured right foot suffered in a Friday practice crash has unfortunately forced Jack to pull out of this weekend’s Grand Prix of the Americas in Austin.
Jack had a big highside at Turn 18 in Friday morning’s FP1 session, lending heavily and hurting the same leg he broke in a pre-season motocross accident. He rode in FP2 and improved his best time for Friday by more than a second, and then shaved another second off that time in finishing 17th in FP3 on Saturday morning. But after just three laps in FP4 ahead of qualifying, Jack was forced to withdraw from the rest of the weekend with a fractured fifth metatarsal of his right foot.
Jack was understandably gutted by having to pull out at a circuit where he scored points on his first MotoGP appearance last year, and where he won in Moto3 in 2014.
“As we showed this morning (in practice), we were able to put in a decent lap, but it’s not where we want to be and it’s not good for it (his foot),” he said.
“It’s not where I’ve broken the foot that’s hurting, it’s more where I’ve got the previous break that it’s hurting. Where it slammed the ground, it could have moved a little screw. It’s all swollen up so once it’s in the boot and when you try to push and pull on it with the change of direction, it’s a lot of pain. It’s a really physical track with the changes of direction.
“We’ll take this weekend off and keep working with the Clinica (Mobile) while we’re here and further on throughout the week.”
Jack is hoping to be back in action for round four and the first European Grand Prix of the season at Jerez in Spain on April 24.
Photos courtesy of Marc VDS.