Jorge Martin crashes out at Sepang, aims to give 100% at Valencia season-closer
The penultimate Grand Prix of the season was a race of a attrition for the Moto3 riders, with only fifteen of them managing to finish on the same lap as the winner, Mahindra Pull&Bear Aspar’s Pecco Bagnaia. The Italian produced a dominant ride on his Mahindra, staying upright when his closest challengers Joan Mir, Brad Binder and Lorenzo Dalla Porta all crashed together and steadily building an advantage over the rest of the field that eventually stood at over seven seconds.
Mahindra Pull&Bear Aspar rider Jorge Martín experienced the flip side of his teammate’s fortune in Malaysia, crashing out on the first lap and taking a bunch of riders with him, one of whom ran into his head and neck. Thankfully, initial checks at the circuit Medical Centre have ruled out any major injuries although he was later taken to a hospital in Kuala Lumpur to be double-checked.
Jorge Martín (DNF):
“I was hoping to have a good race because I felt very comfortable in the dry. I got a good start and made up a few positions but I want to make some more moves to get into a good position in case the group split and I was making a move around the outside when I crashed. I touched a damp patch, went down and then another rider ran into me. I was pretty dizzy but I had a CAT scan and now we know for sure that everything is okay. No doubt in Valencia I’ll be able to give 100%.”
Source: Aspar Media