Jorge Martin upbeat despite frustrating start to German GP weekend
Intermittent rain and ambient temperatures of just 13 degrees welcomed the Moto3 riders to Sachsenring today as the German Grand Prix got underway in less than ideal conditions.
However, the form trend continued in both free practice sessions with Italian riders to the fore, Enea Bastianini setting the pace as he bounced back from his crash just a few laps from the end of the last race.
Other than Bastianini only Romano Fenati and Nicolo Bulega were able to break the 1’28 mark today, with Gabriel Rodrigo coming closest ahead of series leader Brad Binder and Jules Danilo. Jorge Navarro, second in the championship, was twelfth on the combined time sheets on his return from the injury that forced him to miss Assen.
The Pull&Bear Aspar Mahindra garage has Jorge Martín back on board after his injury, the Spaniard showing how well he has recovered with the fourth fastest time in this morning’s session despite setting fewer laps than anybody else. However, his second session was over before the end of his first lap due to a mechanical problem.
15th Jorge Martín 1.28.635 (10 laps):
“It has been a difficult start to the Grand Prix. It took us a while to get going this morning, we didn’t complete many laps, although I felt comfortable and finished fourth fastest so that was a good start to the weekend. However, we had a mechanical issues this afternoon that restricted me from riding, so we will have to wait until tomorrow. I am feeling excited and positive because I know I can do well this weekend. It is a track I like, I was looking forward to coming back after injury and hopefully all that together translates into some good practice sessions and a good race.”
Source: Aspar Media