Jack’s setting his sights on points at Silverstone for the first time on the big bikes.
Race: GoPro British Grand Prix
Round: 12 of 19
Date/time: Sunday August 26, 1pm local (10pm AEST)
Circuit: Silverstone: 18 corners, clockwise
Distance/laps: 5.9km, 20 laps
2017 podium: Dovizioso-Vinales-Rossi
Jack’s world championship results at Silverstone
2017 (MotoGP): qualified 17th, finished 16th
2016 (MotoGP): qualified 12th, finished 16th
2015 (MotoGP): qualified 16th, did not finish
2014 (Moto3): qualified 8th, finished 6th
2013 (Moto3): qualified 4th, finished 7th
2012 (Moto3): qualified 24th, did not finish
Jack’s preview: Jack’s season has been struck in neutral of late; after scoring 49 points in the first five races of 2018, he’s managed just 12 in six races since ahead of this weekend’s British Grand Prix, and comes to Silverstone after a pointless race at the Red Bull Ring in Austria last time out. Jack admitted after the last round that he was struggling in confidence and that the Austrian race was a “low point” after running wide and out of the points just over the halfway stage, and the perfect time for a resurgence is at a circuit where he’s overdue for a good result. Jack has finished one place outside of the points the past two years in England, and the horsepower of his Ducati should hold him in good stead down the lengthy Hangar Straight at the windswept former World War II airfield this time. Rear grip issues saw him 10 seconds off the points-paying positions at Silverstone 12 months ago.
Jack’s Silverstone highlight: Jack made Q2 here in 2016, while his most convincing showing came in Moto3 four years ago, where he qualified on the third row and finished four seconds off the win in sixth.
Check back with jackmiller.com.au on Monday August 27 for a report of Jack’s race.
Photos courtesy of Alma Pramac Racing