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Jorge Martin: I was number 1 this weekend

Jorge Martin: I was number 1 this weekend

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Jorge Martin is sure that by winning the best starting position in the MotoGP qualifiers, as well as the victory in the sprint and the Sunday race for the French GP, he sent a clear enough message to the leading men of Ducati. Martin had to hand over the race lead to Bagna at the start of the race, but in the closing laps, as Marc Marquez closed in on them, he picked up the pace and overtook the Italian, who was then overtaken by Marquez on the last lap. "This is the fourth time I set a new lap record and won both races. It's not easy and you have to be in good shape, so I'm very happy. Even on Thursday I didn't expect to be able to achieve such a result. The start didn't work out for me , but driving behind Pecco was actually welcome as I was able to study his driving and count laps to meet the criteria
Bezzecchi: I had everything under control until the mistake

Bezzecchi: I had everything under control until the mistake

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Marco Bezzecchi missed out on a solid second place after a mistake in the tenth lap of the Le Mans sprint race, but the pace from the race confirmed that he can be very fast this weekend. Bezzecchi, winner of last year's French Grand Prix, was trailing leader Jorge Martin for the first ten laps of the race, but as Marc Marquez began to close the gap, the VR46 rider made a fatal mistake. "I had a good feeling, everything was under control. The rhythm was good, so I was catching Jorge. But when I saw Maruqez approaching me, I tried to increase my lead over him. https://twitter.com/MotoGP I made a mistake in the ninth corner and crashed
Bagnaia resigned because of "crazy" Ducati

Bagnaia resigned because of "crazy" Ducati

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Francesco Bagnaia explained that he had to retire from the MotoGP sprint race at Le Mans because his Ducati GP24 started doing "crazy things". The Italian struggled at the start as his holeshot device appeared to fail to activate, causing him to slip to fifteenth, before he had two near-falls before going off the track on the third lap. For the current champion, this is the third retirement in the last six races. "We are currently studying what happened, so we will try to solve the problems by tomorrow," he said. "I believe that although it is difficult to understand, we will manage to solve everything by tomorrow. Today after qualifying we changed the settings a bit to make the engine less "dangerous" but it didn't work as I expected. It was doing crazy things so I had to retire
Jorge Martin is the fastest at MotoGP qualifying in Le Mans after a fall, Bagnaia also on the floor, Marquez out of Q1

Jorge Martin is the fastest at MotoGP qualifying in Le Mans after a fall, Bagnaia also on the floor, Marquez out of Q1

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Spain's Jorge Martin won the best starting position for today's sprint race and Sunday's Grand Prix in MotoGP qualifying at Le Mans, however he crashed in the final minutes of qualifying and failed to improve his lap. Just a few moments after his fall, Francesco Bagania also found himself on the ground, who will start the race right next to Martin, from second place. Third place was won by Maverick Vinales, while Fabio Di Giannantonio and Marco Bezzecchi finished in the top five, who was one of the few racers who managed to improve his time. After falling on Friday, Marc Marquez started already in the Q1 part of qualifying and was also eliminated there, after his fast lap was deleted due to yellow flags. Rookie Pedro Acosta finished an excellent seventh place, ahead of Aleix Esparg
Dall'Igna: It was one of the best races I've seen

Dall'Igna: It was one of the best races I've seen

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Ducati Corse General Manager Gigi Dall'Igna described Sunday's Spanish Grand Prix, where reigning MotoGP World Champion Pecco Bagnaia and Marc Marquez battled to the finish line, as one of the best races he has seen in his life. "I don't know if I will make it to Le Mans, because I have to recover first," he said jokingly. "Watching the race on TV was amazing. It was one of the best races, or rather the best, I've seen in my life and I've seen quite a few." Almost all of Ducati's riders were at the front in Jerez, and Dall'Igna is not surprised that last year's GP23s are also competitive. "Not really, as I know they are quite similar in terms of performance. The GP24 is better, but the GP23 also works very well, especially here in Jerez." Ducati racers are
Martin does not want to repeat the mistake from Jerez

Martin does not want to repeat the mistake from Jerez

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Jorge Martin can't explain the mistake that saw him crash while leading at his home MotoGP race in Jerez, but says he needs to understand what happened so it doesn't happen again. In the first two laps of the race, the Spaniard had already overtaken then-leader Marc Marquez and title rival Francesco Bagnaio, and by the eleventh lap he had built up a lead of almost a second, and then fell under braking at the sixth corner, recording his first retirement of the year. "It was a freak accident," he said. "I will look into what happened because I was driving at exactly the same speed and I was braking at exactly the same point as in the previous laps, so it is a bit strange and we need to understand the details." https://twitter.com/MotoGP/status/1784558673139745009 Martin lost 25 points to the winner when he retired
Bagnaia winner of tense duel with Marquez to win in Jerez

Bagnaia winner of tense duel with Marquez to win in Jerez

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Francesco Bagnaia is the winner of the MotoGP race for the Spanish Grand Prix, in which the local matador Marc Marquez was breathing by his neck for most of the race. The eight-time world champion ended up second, with Marco Bezzecchi taking the last step on the podium. https://twitter.com/MotoGP/status/1784564715781230700 World Championship points leader Jorge Martin crashed while leading the race and retired. https://twitter.com/MotoGP/status/1784558673139745009 RacerCountryTeamTime/Difference1Francesco BagnaiaITADucati Lenovo (GP24)40m 58.053s2Marc MarquezSPAGresini Ducati (GP23)+0.372s3Marco BezzecchiITAVR46 Ducati (GP23)+3.903s4Alex MarquezSPAGresini Ducati (GP23)+7.205. 5s24 Aeneas BastianiniITADucati Lenovo (GP7.253)+6s16Brad BinderRSARed Bull KTM (RC7.801)+7sXNUMXFabio Di Giann
Penalized Marquez disappointed by the mistake

Penalized Marquez disappointed by the mistake

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Marc Marquez admitted he was disappointed by the mistake he made while leading the sprint race at Jerez, but the Spaniard, who will also start Sunday's race from the best starting position, says his adaptation to the new bike is going according to plan . Marquez started the sprint race from first place, but lost the lead to Brad Binder and Jorge Martin, who he later overtook in the ninth corner, where he then crashed when he drove onto a wet part of the track. "Of course I'm disappointed," he said. "Of course I learn from these mistakes and every time I feel I'm closer, which makes me more confident. I fell again, but this time not because I was driving over the limit. Like most of the others, I fell because I drove onto a wet part of the track, where the front tire slipped Today was difficult
Martin celebrated victory in the sprint race in Jerez after the fall of Marquez

Martin celebrated victory in the sprint race in Jerez after the fall of Marquez

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Joirge Martin survived a race of many crashes to the finish and celebrated victory after Marc Marquez fell from the lead and managed to get back into the race to finish seventh. With many retirements, including current world champion Pecco Bagnaia, rookie Pedro Acosta took second place, while Fabio Quartararo, who started the race from 23rd place and managed to fend off KTM's wildcard attacks, also finished on the podium. racer Dani Pedrosa, who ended up an excellent fourth.
Rainy qualifiers for Marquez in Jerez

Rainy qualifiers for Marquez in Jerez

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Marc Marquez won the best starting position ahead of Marc Bezzecchi and Jorge Martin with a great performance in the rainy qualifying for the Spanish Grand Prix. For the eight-time world champion, this is the first pole position on a Ducati motorcycle and the 93rd overall of his career. https://twitter.com/MotoGP/status/1784154387058729446 Brad Binder, Fabio di Giannantonio and Alex Marquez entered the second starting row, while Francesco Bagnaia was seventh, and he will start the race from third with Franco Morbidelli and Eneo Bastianini starting rows.