Third at the finish line, but already in front of everyone in the hearts of many fans. The Doha GP marked the clear manifestation – even in the premier class – of the great talent of Jorge Martin. The Spanish rookie took pole yesterday and today led almost the entire race, before undergoing the French comeback signed by Quartararo and Zarco. However, the Ducati Pramac team rider appeared very satisfied with the result and also with his performance. A clear testimony of what it will be able to do in the years to come in this category.
“Leading 18 laps in my second MotoGP race is not easy – remarked the Iberian rookie, interviewed by Sky Sport MotoGP – I think I was good. I was able to control the race and my tires. If someone had passed me I would have been more in crisis. If they had passed me earlier I would have had to use more rubber. I always wanted to be ahead. This is why when Maverick and others tried to pass I pushed to stay first “. Martin also showed unusual respect for a rookie towards his boxing mate Johann Zarco. The Spaniard explained that he deliberately avoided one fight to the last braking with French: “He was my partner. It wouldn’t have been nice to try and maybe crash at the last corner. But if he had been another driver I would have given 100%. I’m very happy for the team “.
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The many laps made in Qatar, between tests and ‘Race-1’, have certainly helped the young talent from Pramac to get to know the bike and track better. For the next appointments, Martin preferred not to raise the bar too much: “On different tracks it’s another thing. I’m still a rookie. My target is top-10. Here I drove for 10-12 days. Yesterday I took pole and if you take pole then you are also ready to do well. So I did, but my target is always learning. Today it was difficult to learn, because I was first, so it was difficult to learn from others. But I learned to manage the tires, the petrol and my concentration. Being there 18 laps and having these bitches behind them wanting to win isn’t easy. I learned to go solo and do my own lines. I did a 10th race. I finished third in my second race, which means I can do well. Easier MotoGP? The bike is not as difficult as I thought, but I am adapting at an incredible speed“, He concluded.
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