MotoGP: Martin wins 2nd pole in row in Austria

Ducati rookie Jorge Martin snatched a second-successive pole by 0.034 seconds ahead of Fabio Quartararo for the MotoGP Austrian Grand Prix with another lap record.

Martinsaid: “This morning I was feeling really bad with the same setting as last week and I don’t know why.

“I couldn’t brake and the bike was shaking, also with the acceleration I felt no grip, so yeah I tried a bit too much in the FP3 and had this crash in the last corner.

“Then I was missing a bit of confidence for the FP4, but anyway, we did some changes on the bike and I was feeling confident with used tires. My pace all day was strong, but I can see for sure some other riders that are strong.

“But we did well and the team did an amazing job after two crashes to repair all the bikes. In the Q1 I was a bit nervous because you always take this risk not to go through from Q1, but I did an amazing job with a 23.1 in the hot conditions.

“And then, thanks to my team-mate I got this tow for improving the time and yeah, I could get the lap record which is amazing. I’m living a dream and tomorrow I hope we can fight for the podium.”

Austrian GP Qualifying Result

Pos. Rider Num Nation Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Martin Jorge 89 SPA Pramac Racing Ducati 1’22.643
2 Quartararo Fabio 20 FRA Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 0.034
3 Bagnaia Francesco 63 ITA Ducati Lenovo Team Ducati 0.420
4 Zarco Johann 5 FRA Pramac Racing Ducati 0.477
5 Marquez Marc 93 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 0.584
6 Miller Jack 43 AUS Ducati Lenovo Team Ducati 0.677
7 Mir Joan 36 SPA Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 0.735
8 Espargaro Aleix 41 SPA Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 0.780
9 Oliveira Miguel 88 POR Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 0.856
10 Binder Brad 33 RSA Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 0.925
11 Espargaro Pol 44 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 1.095
12 Nakagami Takaaki 30 JPN LCR Honda Honda 1.347
13 Rins Alex 42 SPA Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 0.273 Q1
14 Marquez Alex 73 SPA LCR Honda Honda 0.338
15 Bastianini Enea 23 ITA Avintia Esponsorama Ducati 0.593
16 Lecuona Iker 27 SPA Tech 3 KTM Factory Racing KTM 0.628
17 Marini Luca 10 ITA SKY VR46 Avintia Ducati 0.637
18 Rossi Valentino 46 ITA Petronas Yamaha SRT Yamaha 0.742
19 Petrucci Danilo 9 ITA Tech 3 KTM Factory Racing KTM 1.208
20 Crutchlow Cal 35 GBR Petronas Yamaha SRT Yamaha 1.312