Jorge Martin and teammate Fabio Di Giannantonio have claimed the fifth and sixth places on the grid, respectively, in today’s qualifying session at Circuit... Fifth on the Austin grid for Jorge Martin

Jorge Martin and teammate Fabio Di Giannantonio have claimed the fifth and sixth places on the grid, respectively, in today’s qualifying session at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas. The two riders of Team Del Conca Gresini Moto3 showed promising signs ahead of tomorrow’s race, as they lapped under the 2’16 barrier while improving their pace on the longer run.

Jorge Martin continued with his progression on the challenging American circuit and confirmed the positive feedback he had during free practice. The young Spaniard set a personal best time of 2’15.921 which gave him the fifth place on the grid.

The 18-lap, third race of the 2017 World Championship will get underway tomorrow at 11:00 local time (GMT -5).

5th – JORGE MARTIN #88
“I feel pretty confortable on the bike, we did quite good sessions this weekend and I’ve been fast most of the time. We are still looking for a couple of tenths to be really competitive with the top guys. Tomorrow we will work hard in the warm up. We want to do a good start in the race and be at the front from the beginning”.