After the joy for the pole position conquered in yesterday’s qualifying, the race valid for the GP of Qatar has turned into a real scare for the Spaniard of Pramac Jorge Martinprotagonist of a bad fall occurred not for his responsibility. The Iberian, author of a bad start that had relegated him to eighth position, then found himself in the condition of having to defend himself from the attack of the official Ducati Francesco Bagnaiawith both drivers fighting in the top-10 and with the common goal of getting him back start unhappy. However, at the braking point of the first corner of the 12th lap, the Italian attempted a decisive thrust on his opponent, joining Martin on the inside. In that instant, however, Bagnaia lost control of his bike, slipping and sweeping the innocent Martin with him into the gravel.
The latter, fortunately released without any serious physical consequence – just like the Turin – then recounted those moments, admitting that he was seriously afraid for his safety: “I have a lot of pain in my right hand, we will check it tomorrow in Barcelona – explained the poleman of yesterday – I just hope that nothing is broken, and that I will be able to race regularly in Indonesia. In fact, it was the first time that I was afraid for my life, because I was really fast when I found myself in the gravel between the two bikes. I think I touched Pecco’s bike with my hand, and that’s where I felt the pain, especially in the middle finger ”.
In addition, Martin did not want to in any way blame Bagnaia – who immediately apologized to the Spaniard after the crash – admitting instead that he was more angry about the performance however colorless today: “Falling happens sometimes, I’m only angry with myself because we weren’t competitive today – he added – I expected to fight for the podium, or even for the victory, but the pace wasn’t there. We have had some problems and we need to try to understand what they have been. I wasn’t able to overtake the Aprilia or the Suzuki either, I don’t know exactly what our strength is right now. Our goal therefore remains to analyze what did not go the right way to improve, because today I could have finished at most seventh or eighth“.
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