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MotoGP: Martín goes from victory paradise to Q1 purgatory

How complicated this sport is and what tough competition it offers its protagonists. The latest example of this is what happened with Jorge Martin

How complicated this sport is and what tough competition it offers its protagonists. The latest example of this is what happened with Jorge Martin in the FP3 of Austrian GP. Martinator has changed the paradise of victory harvested last Sunday at the Styrian GP for the purgatory of Q1 to which the fall suffered in the last instant of the third free has led.

The one with Pramac Ducati he was thirteenth in the timesheets, which deprived him of direct access to Q2, and he was pulling everything on his last lap. After the third set he was losing 0.480 with his head, a difference that allowed him to sneak into the top ten, but He lost the front wheel in the last corner and, although the crash was sweet and without physical consequences to regret, it hurt his soul to be doomed for the fourth time this year to the Q1 play-off. The one from Portimao does not count, because there he was knocked out with his hard fall in the third free practice, but the four previous times he tried it, he failed to go to Q2 from Q1. Let’s see now. In his favor he plays that he already made pole at the Red Bull Ring last Saturday and that he knows the secrets of this track well. Let no one rule out Madrid for another pole …

The one who did not move from the first position was Zarco, and without the need to improve your chrono from the day before. The Frenchman set a new track record with a 1: 22.827 that not even he came close to this time. The one who came closest to that record was Bagnaia, which stayed at 47 thousandths. After the official Ducati pilot and until closing the first ten places, Quartararo, Márquez, Aleix, Miller, Mir, Nakagami, Binder and Pol. He was just one thousandth from the coveted tenth place Rins. Further back, Martín 13º, Rossi 15º, Álex Márquez 16º and Lecuona 17º.