Positive start in Misano for Jorge Martin

 In Moto3, News


Just days after packing up at Silverstone the Moto3 World Championship riders were back on track today in completely different conditions at Misano, with track temperatures ranging from 16ºC in the UK to 40ºC here in Italy.

Local rider Enea Bastianini adapted the best, setting the pace today ahead of championship leader Brad Binder. The Italian was quickest in both free practice sessions, holding a 0.169 second gap over the South African.

Joan Mir, Jakub Kornfeil and Fabio di Giannantonio completed the top five with Jorge Navarro, second in the championship, in sixth. Livio Loi and Philipp Öttl, in seventh and eighth, were the other two riders within a second of Bastianini.

Jorge Martín was the fastest of the two Mahindra Gaviota Aspar riders on the first day at Misano. The Spaniard rode throughout the two practice sessions with an old engine but still managed to finish just outside a second off the the fastest lap of the day.

With a different engine tomorrow, Martín is confident of securing a good grid position for Sunday’s race.

11th Jorge Martín 1.43.879 (29 laps):
“It was a tricky start to the weekend because we started out with an old engine that was losing seven or eight tenths on the straights. That has had an effect on my position because otherwise I could have been in the top four today. I don’t feel comfortable with the bike in this heat and that is something we need to work on tomorrow if we want to secure a good position on the grid.”

Source: Aspar Media

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