Fourth row start for Jorge Martin at tomorrow’s German GP
There was a brief respite in the adverse weather at Sachsenring today as the sunshine finally burst through the rain clouds that have been hanging over the German circuit since Thursday.
Track temperatures rose by fifteen degrees, producing completely different track conditions to yesterday, with qualifying complicated further by a red flag caused by an oil spill in turn four. The battle for grid positions was condensed into a 25-minute sprint, with Enea Bastianini proving to be the fastest of the 35 riders on track.
Andrea Locatelli and Aron Canet will join him on the front row, with Bo Bendsneyder and the two men leading the championship Jorge Navarro and Brad Binder on row two, with Romano Fenati back in seventeenth after a pair of crashes and Niccolò Antonelli out of the race after suffering an injury on the second lap.
The two Pull&Bear Aspar Mahindra riders will start alongside each other on the fourth row of the grid, with Jorge Martín securing his best grid position of the season in tenth despite missing the second free practice yesterday with a mechanical issue.
The Spaniard likes this track though and he was fast from the start today, lapping fifth fastest this morning only to see his challenge restricted by a crash in the afternoon.
10th Jorge Martín 1.27.875 (11 laps):
“It has been a positive day in some aspects but negative because of the crash, which made the rest of qualifying difficult. Despite that we have managed our best grid position of the season, although I didn’t feel as comfortable when I went back out. I am confident in my pace and I am looking forward to a good race. I guess it will be a group race, it is unlikely anybody will escape although not impossible. Sachsenring is a good circuit for me and if it wasn’t for the crash I could have qualified near the front.”
Source: Aspar Media