In 2007 Jack was approached to run the Crescent Rizla Suzuki motorbike team, a position he accepted. As a result of Jack’s strong management qualities and the changes implemented he turned the team around, meaning that by 2008 the team was running at the front again, and exceeding expectation. Team member Tom Sykes achieved numerous wins and podiums, of note at Donnington Park as a wild card in 2008, when he took a second place finish against the more established riders on home soil. Such success resulted in the team losing Tom to World Superbike champion team Yamaha. This loss showed just how good the team had become; Tom’s technical expertise and improved skills meant that he became recognised as a world class performer.