The British GP was a tough one for Jack, as he finished just outside the points.
Jack has endured a difficult British Grand Prix at Silverstone, the Australian finishing one place out of the points in 16th place on Sunday.
The Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS rider qualified in 17th place on Saturday afternoon, and started from 16th after Jonas Folger (Yamaha) suffered an accident in Sunday morning warm-up that left the German unable to take his 10th position on the grid.
Jack wasn’t able to make his customary strong start, and ended the first lap in 18th place. He was able to run in 17th place until he was passed by teammate Tito Rabat on lap five, but fell as far back as 19th when Karel Abraham (Ducati) overtook him on lap 12 of the 20-lap distance.
A retirement for championship leader Marc Marquez (Honda), and a crash between Italians Danilo Petrucci (Ducati) and Andrea Iannone (Suzuki), elevated Jack to 16th place and on the verge of the points, but his lap times continued to slow as the race continued, Jack eventually finishing 43.012secs behind the race-winner, Ducati’s Andrea Dovizioso, and 10 seconds behind Ducati’s Loris Baz in the final points-paying position.
“In the race I struggled to find rear drive grip and it’s not easy to understand why, maybe it was because of the hotter track temperatures compared to practice and qualifying,” Jack said afterwards.
“It’s a real shame and I’m very disappointed with this race. This should have been a great day to pick up some points and now we just have keep working to recover from this slump at the next race.”
Jack drops to 14th overall in the standings with 43 points before the next race of the season, at Misano on Sunday September 10.
Full race results from Silverstone can be found on motogp.com here.
Photos courtesy of Marc VDS.