Jorge Martin crashes out at Le Mans

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Starting from pole in today’s French Grand Prix at Le Mans, Jorge Martin was involved in the mega crash caused by oil on track on lap two, before crashing out again from second place after the restart. D

Martin had two incredible starts from pole but was unable to capitalise as the new 16-lap encounter got underway. The young Spaniard was not 100% as he hurt his hand in the first tumble, which involved most of Moto3 field.

Jorge will nevertheless be fit to take part in the two-day test scheduled at Misano this upcoming Wednesday and Thursday (May 24-25).

“It’s difficult to comment on such a weird race. The first crash was caused by oil on track, but the team did an incredible job in fixing the bike in no time, so I could line up on the grid again with a perfect package. I was feeling great at the restart and it looked like Fenati and I could get away, but there was still oil on track and I crashed on it, again. It’s a shame, because I felt like I could challenge for the win. The hands hurts a little bit, but I will be fit enough for the test at Misano.”

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