Jack’s bogey track bites again with a non-finish at Mugello.
Jack’s run of eight consecutive top-10 finishes has come to a halt at Mugello, a lap two crash eliminating him from the Italian Grand Prix on Sunday afternoon.
Sporting a garish one-off yellow and black livery on his Ducati for the race after a sponsorship tie-in between Alma Pramac Racing and Lamborghini, Jack’s record at Mugello remains decidedly less eye-catching; in four premier-class visits to the famed Tuscan track, he’s managed just one point, for 15th place last season.
Jack started from 11th on the grid after coming through Q1 on Saturday, where he set the fastest time to back up his strong practice pace, finishing three of the four practice sessions inside the top 10 on the timesheets.
He maintained 11th into the first corner and finished the opening lap in ninth after passing Yamaha pair Maverick Vinales and Johann Zarco, but fell at Turn 4 (Materassi) on the next lap for his first non-finish since the Austrian Grand Prix last year, 12 races ago.
“I’m very disappointed,” Jack said.
“The feeling was always very positive throughout the weekend and I think we made the right choice with the medium rear tyre. I think I could have competed well but that didn’t happen this time. I have learnt a lesson. It will be different in Barcelona.”
Jack falls to ninth place in the standings with the non-score, and has 49 points after the first six races of the season.
His next race comes in Barcelona at the Catalan GP on June 17.
Full race results from Italy can be found on motogp.com here.
Photos courtesy of Alma Pramac Racing.