Tenth pole for Jorge Martin in Texas
Jorge Martin takes his first pole position of the season today at Circuit of The Americas, courtesy of the 2’18.629secs lap-time set during the last attempt of a session that was heavily affected by weather conditions, which kept improving as the clock kept ticking.
The Spanish rider of Team Del Conca Gresini Moto3 did a great job in managing the situation together with the team and to play well with the minutes remaining, and tomorrow will head the Moto3 grid for the tenth time in his career. This is a kind of record for Martin, who equals the late-great Daijiro Kato for the number of poles as Gresini rider (10), while getting close to Gibernau who has only one more.
“This morning we focused on the race pace, while in the afternoon things were complicated. Between rain and track conditions it was important to get a good starting position but it wasn’t easy to get one. We are back on pole position after a while and it feels great.”