Jack made quite the impression on his first day with Octo Pramac Racing in Valencia.
After three years of riding Honda machinery in MotoGP, Tuesday at the Ricardo Tormo circuit in Valencia was a big one for Jack. Days after a third top-10 finish in succession to end his best MotoGP season yet for the Estrella Galicia Marc VDS team, Jack waved his old garage goodbye as he reported for work for the first time at Octo Pramac Racing, who he’ll ride the Ducati Desmosedici GP 2017 for next year.
Jack got down to business quickly, completing 57 laps with a best time of 1min 30.635secs, better than the fastest lap of last Sunday’s Grand Prix set by Yamaha’s Johann Zarco, and fast enough for fifth overall behind only Maverick Vinales, Zarco, reigning world champion Marc Marquez and Valentino Rossi.
“It was a very good day,” Jack beamed afterwards. “It’s always a special emotion to start a new adventure, (and) the sensations are extremely positive.”
Check out the pick of the photos of day one in a new ‘office’ for Jack on redbull.com.