Reading the numbers, this guy looks like a predestined one. Then you see him racing on the track and you understand that he can really have something more than others. Because the pole position of JMartin barley, at the second weekend in MotoGP, is historic. Historical not only for the result itself, but also because it is something that is very rarely seen. The 1998 class will start in front of everyone already at the second race among the “greats”, just as the dean of two wheels, Valentino Rossi, occupies the 21st box (never so bad on Saturday in his career).
MotoGP | GP Doha 2021, Q2: Martin flies, double Pramac
Very few rookies they reached this milestone so early. More precisely, only three pilots in history they managed to achieve the same goal. And they are all names to make your wrists tremble: the first, in the era of MotoGP (from 2001 onwards), was Casey Stoner. The Australian in 2006, right in Qatar, hit pole at the second weekend in MotoGP. Marc Marquez equaled it in 2013, starting ahead of everyone at the Circuit of the Americas in the second race from rookie. But the best of this special stat is Jorge Lorenzo, who in 2008 surprised the whole paddock by taking pole in the first three races (Losail, Jerez, Estoril).
In short, only the Majorcan can boast pole position at the first attempt. In this ranking the second place is now occupied by Stoner, Marquez and Martin. Followed by Daniel Pedrosa and Fabio Quartararo, who hit the mark in the fourth race, while Chris Vermuelen he succeeded in the fifth weekend. What is impressive is that both Lorenzo and Stoner, and now Jorge Martin too, have reached the first pole of their MotoGP career at Losail. Who knows, there is something magical about this track: for sure, it has baptized the great champions who have made the history of two wheels in recent years. Maybe the Pramac driver will join this group soon.
Get the latest news delivered to your inbox
Follow us on social media networks