Channel Ten televises the MotoGP, but doesn’t broadcast the Moto 2 or Moto3 which not only often show better and closer racing, but also feature 19-year-old Jack of Townsville.
Jack is currently leading the Moto3 points with two wins from the first two rounds and a third place overnight in Argentina. His hopes of posting a hat-trick went out the window on the second last corner in Argentina thanks to a controversial bump from a rival.
It is disappointing that the young racer is getting no free-to-air coverage in his own country. Yet Network Ten’s website says “live sport is a vital part of Ten”.
Jack races for Red Bull KTM and has raced for Honda, KTM and Aprilia in previous years, coming seventh in the Moto championship last year for FTR Honda. He is one of our best prospects of becoming the next Casey Stoner who also came up through the ranks of the 125 and 250cc classes. It would make sense for Network Ten to get on board his career early and show some support.