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Martin “can not use strongest components” of his using on 2024 Ducati MotoGP bike

The 2023 championship runner-up took the first win of the 2024 campaign on Saturday in the sprint contest. But he couldn’t convert his pole into a second win in the grand prix, dropping behind Francesco Bagnaia on the opening lap and ultimately finishing third. While Martin branded the Qatar round as a “great weekend” in

Martin “can not use strongest components” of his using on 2024 Ducati MotoGP bike

The 2023 championship runner-up took the primary win of the 2024 marketing campaign on Saturday within the dash contest.

However he couldn’t convert his pole right into a second win within the grand prix, dropping behind Francesco Bagnaia on the opening lap and finally ending third.

Whereas Martin branded the Qatar spherical as a “nice weekend” when it comes to outcomes, he says he’s nonetheless being restricted by the 2024 Ducati points he has been going through since testing.

“I believe we demonstrated the velocity that we have now,” he instructed motogp.com after the grand prix.

“On one facet I’m assured that when we have now the bike at its 100% we could be unbeatable.

“However alternatively, I don’t know when that is going to occur. So, for the second we have now the vibrations, for instance, I can not use the rear brake.

“There are some factors the place my strongest components of the using I can not use.

Jorge Martin, Pramac Racing

Jorge Martin, Pramac Racing

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“So, let’s wait, let’s let the engineers work. I’ll do my half. Now they must do there’s.”

Martin additionally famous that he felt being on the rostrum within the grand prix would have been “actually powerful” after what he felt on the bike within the dash.

“I’m joyful concerning the consequence,” he stated.

“If you happen to requested me yesterday [after the sprint], being on the rostrum right this moment might be actually powerful. However right this moment we had the potential to win.

“I’m not 100% joyful. Possibly I used to be too good on the tyres to start with of the race after which Pecco overtook me.

“After which the whole lot modified lots as a result of I believe my entrance stress went a bit excessive. However I’m joyful.

“The tempo was quick. With two laps to go, I used to be capable of make 1m52.7s to drag away from Marc [Marquez] and virtually catch Brad [Binder].

“So, I believe we take the positives to Portimao. I’m not using at 100% when it comes to the bundle with the brand new bike, so I suppose if we enhance I could be far more aggressive.”

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