The #AustrianGP draws to a close with a heroic performance of Jorge Martin. In a few days’ time, the Spaniard went from being unsure on whether to travel to Spielberg or not to actually getting on the podium at the end of a race that he even tried to win.
The #88 of Team Del Conca Gresini Moto3 put together a super performance after coming very close to what would have been an incredible pole position. The race distance, however, represented a much-bigger challenge for the injured 20-year-old from Madrid. But Martin stayed extremely focused for the whole 22 laps of the race and had to fend off the attacks coming from Masia and Arenas – but in the meantime he also tried to take the lead from Bezzecchi.
Martin leaves Spielberg with 16, extremely important points; he is still second in the standings, now with a 12-point gap from the top and eight races left in the season.
3rd – JORGE MARTIN #88
“I’m over the moon after what has been an extremely difficult week. To be on the podium after eight days from surgery was a dream. I would have loved to win the race – I think it was even without realistic reach – but I was losing a lot to Bezzecchi on the straight. I give my all to stay with him and I didn’t give up until the end: ironically enough, I was making a lot more ground in the left-handed turns, where I was struggling more. We took 16 very important points and now the goal is to recover fully for Silverstone.”
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