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Martín: "I expected more from Q2, starting eighth hurts us"

Accustomed to fighting for pole positions or the front row of the grid, the Pramac-Ducati rider was unable to take advantage of his one-lap speed in qualifying for the MotoGP German Grand Prix , so he will have to start eighth, from the center of the grid. third row of the grill.

“I looked good, but I expected a little more from Q2, starting eighth really hurts us for the podium, which is what we aspire to”, explained Jorge Martín.

However, Jorge considers that the Sachsenring is a peculiar circuit that admits variations.

“We will have to see, it is a very long race (30 laps) in which you have to manage the tires very well, it is a type of race that I am generally good at”, he added.

The Ducati man is aware, however, that the start will be decisive.

“Everything will depend on the start and the first laps, we are going to try to progress. I think it is such a long race that in the end each one will go a bit at their own pace and we will position ourselves”.

In terms of pace, the man from Madrid looks close to Pecco Bagnaia, but he hopes to be able to take a step forward in the morning warm-up.

“We have to finish finding something tomorrow because we lack a bit compared to Pecco, although not that much, two or three tenths, so if we manage to improve that I think we can aspire to the podium”, he reiterated.

Ducati’s dominance in practice, with up to six bikes in the top 10 on Friday, was broken this Saturday, when Fabio Quartararo dominated FP4 and slipped into second on the grid, with Aleix Espargaró’s Aprilia fourth.

“This track depends a lot on the style and the rider more than on the bike, the strength of the Ducati is the power and here you can’t use it, so the forces are a little even”.

Finally, Martín acknowledged that he continued to have discomfort in his right hand that was operated on Monday of last week.

“It bothers me, I’ve taken medication but it hurts, so in the last laps I’ll suffer, but that’s what we’ve come for, so it’s time to give gas”, settled the boy from San Sebastián de los Reyes.

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