Jack takes his best-ever Aragon finish with a return to the top 10.
Jack has earned his best race finish since the French Grand Prix in May, finishing ninth in the Grand Prix of Aragon on Sunday afternoon.
Starting from 10th on the grid, Jack had to momentarily sit up at the first corner when pole-sitter Jorge Lorenzo (Ducati) crashed in front of him, and lost a place to Aleix Espargaro’s Aprilia as a result as he finished the opening lap in 11th place.
In searing temperatures of well over 30 degrees, Jack settled into a rhythm and immediately passed Johann Zarco (Yamaha), and then inherited ninth place when Alvaro Bautista (Ducati) crashed out on lap two, setting off after Alma Pramac Ducati teammate Danilo Petrucci.
Jack advanced to eighth when Cal Crutchlow (Honda) fell at the first corner from fifth place on lap five, and he spent the next 17 laps in that position as Valentino Rossi (Yamaha) gave chase.
With his tyres fading, Jack couldn’t resist Rossi’s dive into the first corner with two laps remaining, and came home in ninth, 16.375 seconds behind race-winner Marc Marquez (Honda).
“If I have to be honest I can’t be satisfied with this race,” Jack said.
“At the first corner I had to change my trajectory after Jorge crashed. We did a good job this weekend.”
Seven points for Jack was his best haul since he finished fourth at Le Mans, while ninth is his best finish at Aragon in six world championship races in all, three of those starts coming in the premier class.
Jack moves to 68 points for the season, advancing one spot to 12th overall ahead of the next race, the inaugural Thailand Grand Prix on October 7.
Full race results from Aragon can be found on motogp.com here.
Photos courtesy of Alma Pramac Racing.