Jorge Martin’s Jerez weekend ends with disappointing crash

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A thick fog descended over the Jerez circuit this morning, leading to a delay to the start of the warm-up session, but the Spanish Grand Prix burst into colour with the start of the Moto3 race.

Series leader Brad Binder started from the back of the grid after receiving a penalty for a technical infringement, whilst Niccolò Antonelli was forced to start from pit-lane after a problem with his bike on the grid.

Binder soon made progress through the field to catch a lead group including Aspar Mahindra rider Pecco Bagnaia, with Jorge Navarro and Nicolo Bulega also on hand to battle for the win. Binder completed his comeback to take the flag ahead of Bulega, with Bagnaia completing the podium in third.

Jorge Martín’s race finished in the sixth corner of the opening lap, the Spaniard making a mistake when shifting down through the gearbox that led to a crash, which also took out Fabio Quartararo. Unfortunately Jorge was unable to return to the race.

Jorge Martín (DNF):
“The start wasn’t very good but I managed to make up positions quickly. I think I was in eleventh when I made a mistake shifting down and crashed. Unfortunately I took Quartararo with me and I would like to apologise to him. It is a shame because I had the pace to fight at the front. Hopefully in the coming races we can return to the fight for the top positions.”

Source: Aspar

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