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Motorcycles Martin: Wins in junior classes “better” than first MotoGP pole

13:05  04 april  2021
13:05  04 april  2021 Source:   msn.com

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Pramac rookie Jorge Martin admits winning races in Moto2 and Moto3 felt “better” than scoring his maiden MotoGP pole position on Saturday ahead of the Doha Grand Prix.

a man riding a motorcycle on a track: Jorge Martin, Pramac Racing © Gold and Goose / Motorsport Images Jorge Martin, Pramac Racing

The Spaniard will start Sunday’s second round of the 2021 MotoGP season at the head of the pack after beating Pramac teammate Johann Zarco to pole in Qatar with a time of 1m53.106s.

Martin is the first rookie MotoGP pole winner to do so on a Ducati and the first debutant to take top honours in qualifying since Fabio Quartararo in 2019.

He stepped up to MotoGP with Pramac this year having won the 2018 Moto3 title and scoring 10 race victories in Moto3 and Moto2.

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Jorge Martin will start Sunday's Doha MotoGP on pole after stunning the field in qualifying but the rookie insists the race win will belong to someone else. The Spaniard nudged Pramac Racing team-mate Johann Zarco into second place with a superlative display, with Maverick Vinales – who won the It was a phenomenal result for Martin on just his second outing in qualifying for a premier- class event, but the 23-year-old refused to get carried away as he lowered expectations ahead of the race at the Losail International Circuit. "It's difficult to describe my feelings," he said of his first pole .

Jorge Martín (Madrid, 23 years old) cannot believe it. He is a novice in MotoGP , he is dressed in the suit of the Ducati satellite team, the Pramac, and he has just taken pole position at the Losail circuit, in Qatar, where this Sunday the second consecutive race is held in Qatari lands. the second on the MotoGP calendar. It is a day to remember in my life ”. The sun had fallen and the atmosphere cleared. The storm subsided and despite the amount of sand and dust still on the asphalt on a track built in the middle of the desert, conditions were much better than in the early afternoon.

When asked to compare his first MotoGP pole with his wins in the lower categories, Martin said: “It’s difficult to say because to win is something different.

“To win is the most you can do in a GP and you did the work perfectly.

“For sure the first pole in MotoGP is something different also, but I think it’s much better a win in Moto2 or Moto3 than to make a pole position in MotoGP.”

Martin’s Doha pole comes having only had 10 days on his Ducati MotoGP bike in 2021, following the severely curtailed pre-season.

But the Pramac rider admits he expected a MotoGP bike to be harder to ride than it is so far proving to be for him.

“It’s nice to ride these bikes,” he added. “I mean, I thought it was much more difficult to ride a MotoGP bike.

“For sure at the beginning you feel everything is new and difficult, but you can push actually to another level just because of the tyres, the power, the brakes, the gearbox – everything is better.

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motoJorge Martin stunned the desert to beat team-mate Johann Zarco and Maverick Vinales in a ferocious Doha Q2. Bengaluru/Doha, April 3: The floodlit Losail International Circuit in Qatar hosted yet another mesmerising MotoGP qualifying session for the TISSOT Grand Prix of Doha and coming out on top, in After four Ducatis ended the day in the top five in practice rookie Martin , who impressed with a fifth-place finish went several notches higher to grab the pole under the Losail lights. Vinales, who won the season-opening Qatar Grand Prix at the same circuit last weekend, seemed to have clinched pole

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“So, in the lap I felt quite ok. Maybe the front was already used from the first run and you push a little bit and that’s why I felt on the limit.

“But I wasn’t doing many crazy things and the bike was really stable.”

Martin immediately put thoughts of a maiden MotoGP win on Sunday out his mind after qualifying, and once again reiterated that his practice pace suggests he doesn’t have “the potential” to fight for victory yet.

“Tomorrow I think is the time to be a rookie,” he said of the race.

“I don’t have pressure and not even the potential yet to win because my pace is still… in FP4 for sure we did a step, but still from these [top] guys I’m maybe four tenths [behind].

“So, it’s impossible to think about a win.

“Anything can happen in a race, but I need them to crash, or six or seven riders [to crash], to win and it’s not what I want.

“What I want is to beat them when I am ready."

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