Jorge Martin takes 14th place on Jerez grid
The intense battle for grid positions was a typically close affair in the Moto3 class at Jerez this afternoon, where Italian youngster Nicolo Bulega closed to within half a tenth of a second of Jack Miller’s pole record to clock a 1’46.223 and seal the front spot on the grid for tomorrow’s race.
Alongside him on the front row will be the two riders who currently lead the way in the championship, Brad Binder and Jorge Navarro continuing their strong form to take second and third place respectively ahead of what promises to be an equally close and exciting race.
The fourth round of the season promises much for the Aspar Mahindra Team, with both riders setting a competitive pace throughout practice. Jorge Martín and teammate Pecco Bagnaia are both ready to fight for points tomorrow, the Italian having narrowly missed out on the front row of the grid by just 0.002 seconds.
Jorge was ninth fastest in free practice but was unable to hold his position in qualifying, dropping to fourteenth place.
14th Jorge Martín 1.47.281 (14 laps):
“All weekend I felt comfortable enough to be challenging for the front two or three rows of the grid but qualifying didn’t go well and even though our strategy was good in the end we could only manage to qualify fourteenth. My race pace is good so hopefully I can run with the front guys tomorrow. Also,we always get great support from the fans here at Jerez, especially in the Nieto and Peluqui sections where the stands are full, so I will be doing my best to repay their support.”