Jorge Martin’s pole denied in Mugello
It was a Saturday to remember in many ways for Team Del Conca Gresini Moto3 at Mugello, as both team’s standard bearers Jorge Martin and Fabio Di Giannantonio battled at the sharp end of the field in today’s qualifying at Mugello Circuit in Italy.
Martin has proved once again to be absolutely unstoppable on the single lap by setting the pole position time in 1’57.176secs, which would have awarded him the fourth pole position of the season. The young Spaniard, however, was later penalised by race direction of 12 positions of the grid by repeatedly riding too slow in three sectors of the track during FP3 this morning.
Jorge Martin #88:
“It’s been a good day after all. I’m happy because I feel great on the bike with race tyres and, in any case, I was able to set the fastest time of qualifying. It won’t be easy tomorrow as I’ll be starting from 13th place on the grid, but I don’t want to let myself down. We need to be careful on the opening lap to avoid any early drama, then get to the front of the field as quickly as possible to try and win the race.”