The Spaniards will start the second round of Sunday in the 2021 MotoGP season at the beginning of the pack. He defeated Pramac’s teammate Johann Zarco in Qatar at 1: 53.106.
Martin is the first rookie MotoGP pole winner to do this in Ducati and the first debuter to win the highest honor in qualifying since Fabio Quartararo in 2019.
He won the 2018 Moto3 title this year, won 10 races in Moto3 and Moto2, and stepped up to MotoGP in Pramac.
When asked to compare his first MotoGP pole to a win in the lower category, Martin said:
“Winning is most of what you can do with a GP and you have done the job perfectly.
“Sure, the first pole in MotoGP is something different, but I think it’s much better to win in Moto2 or Moto3 than to get pole position in MotoGP.”
Jorge Martin, Pramac Racing
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Martin’s Doha Paul had only 10 days on his Ducati MotoGP bike in 2021, following a significantly shortened preseason.
However, Pramac riders admit that they had expected MotoGP bikes to be harder to ride than they have ever proved to him.
“It’s good to ride these bikes,” he added.
“That is, I found it much harder to ride a MotoGP bike.
“Sure, everything feels new and difficult at first, but thanks to the tires, power, brakes and gearbox, you can actually push it to another level-everything is excellent.
“So on the lap I felt pretty okay. Maybe the front was already in use from the first run and you push a bit, so I felt the limits.
“But I didn’t do a lot of crazy things, and the bike was really stable.”
Martin immediately came up with the idea of winning his first MotoGP race on Sunday after qualifying, again suggesting that his practice pace suggests he still doesn’t have the “potential” to fight for victory. Repeated.
“I think it’s time to be a newcomer tomorrow,” he said of the race.
“I’m still at my own pace, so there’s no pressure and I don’t even have the chance to win … I’ve certainly taken a step in FP4, but still from these [top] Everyone i’m probably 4/10 [behind]..
“So it’s impossible to think about victory.
“Anything can happen in a race, but to win it either crashes or requires 6-7 riders. That’s not what I want.
“What I want is to beat them when they’re ready.”
Win in a smaller class “better” than the first MotoGP pole
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