Jack's best MotoGP season yet! Depsite COVID-19 holding up the world, the 2020 MotoGP Season began in Austria where Jack finished 3rd and later second at the Styrian GP. Mid-way through the season it is announced that Jack has signed to the Factory Ducati Corse Team for 2021 and beyond. Jack wraps up the season after some costly crashes and tough mechanical failures with a second place finish at Valencia & Portugal and the Championship closes with the Aussie 7th Overall.
Jack finished third in the third race of the year at the Circuit of the Americas in Texas, and adds third places in the Czech Republic, Aragon, Valencia and, most memorably, his home Grand Prix at Phillip Island. Jack qualifies on the front row of the grid four times, finishes 14 of the 19 races inside the top 10 and sets new season-best numbers for podiums (five), points (165) and world championship position (eighth, one place behind the great Valentino Rossi). Signs a one-year contract extension to stay with Pramac Racing for 2020 ahead of the British Grand Prix in August.
Jack claims his maiden MotoGP pole position in round two in Argentina, and has front-row starts in Misano (second) and Motegi (third). Takes MotoGP career-best fourth-place results from the races in Argentina and France, and finishes in the top 10 on eight other occasions. Finishes 13th in the world championship with 91 points, his best single-season tally in MotoGP. Signs a one-year extension to stay with Alma Pramac Racing before the Catalunya Grand Prix in round seven.
Jack has his strongest MotoGP season to date, finishing in the top 10 in nine of the 17 races he contested, a broken right tibia ruling him out of the Japanese Grand Prix in October. His comeback from that injury in Australia was dramatic, qualifying a season-best fifth and leading for the opening laps before finishing seventh, while sixth at Assen and Misano were his best race results. Scores 82 points to finish 11th overall.
Jack produces a wet-weather masterclass to take his maiden MotoGP victory at Assen, becoming the first Australian to win in the premier class in nearly four years, and the first independent team rider to win a Grand Prix since Toni Elias in 2006. He also leads in Germany and has five top-10 finishes for the season, but misses five of the 18 races with injuries from various crashes. Finishes 18th in the world championship with 57 points.
Jack became the first Australian to jump directly from the entry-level world championship category to the premier class since Garry McCoy (1998) when he made his MotoGP debut in the Open class for LCR Honda. Finished 19th in the championship with 17 points, including a season-best 11th at Catalunya. Finished as leading Open-class runner in Argentina and Australia. Scored points in six races.
Jack’s breakthrough year on the international stage. Took six wins, eight poles and 10 podiums in 18 Moto3 races for the Red Bull KTM Ajo team to finish runner-up to Alex Marquez by just two points in the world championship. Won the season-opener in Qatar, Austin, Le Mans, Sachsenring, his home race at Phillip Island and the season finale in Valencia. Jack signed with Australian motorcycle insurance provider, Swann Insurance, as their official Brand Ambassador.
Competed in Moto3 for the Caretta Technology-RTG squad, finishing seventh overall, and had a season-best of fifth in San Marino and Australia. Motorcycle bible Motocourse rated Jack as the 10th-best rider across all three world championship categories for 2013, the only Moto3 rider to make the list along with the likes of MotoGP stars Jorge Lorenzo, Valentino Rossi and Marc Marquez.
First full season in the Moto3 world championship, finishing 23rd overall in 14 races with the Caretta Technology team.