Martin continues to amaze the world with another pole

  • The young Ducati rookie achieves the fifth pole position of his spectacular season in MotoGP with a perfect lap

  • Valentino Rossi (Yamaha) will close his brilliant career in the World Championship at 42, starting from tenth position

Great show for the last Saturday of the season. Again three Ducati taking the top three positions in the first row of the Grand Prix of the Valencian Community (2:00 p.m., DAZN), which closes the season and dismisses the myth of the two wheels, the Italian Valentino Rossi (Yamaha), who will start from the tenth position on the grid, led by the rookie and one of the great revelations of this year, the Spanish Jorge Martín (Ducati, 1.29.936 minutes), who has achieved, in his first year in MotoGP (he dreams of achieving the title of ‘rookie’ of the year), his fourth pole position in the top flight and the 25th of his spectacular career.

“What I am happiest, most content and most proud of is having been able to take a lap around this track, our track, with thousands of spectators and fans in the stands, because it has been a long time since we could experience such a moment & rdquor ;, Martín commented on the DAZN microphone. “The truth is that I knew I could get pole because I’ve been at full speed all weekend and I knew I could get it. I have rhythm and I will try to fight for the podium, although both ‘Pecco’ (Bagnaia) and Jaxk (Miller), my two companions, who will accompany me in the front row, also have a great rhythm & rdquor ;.

The officers behind

Interestingly, Bagnaia (1.30.000) preceded Martín in his attempt to achieve the seventh pole of the season, which would have been the sixth in a row. And if Bagnaia preceded Martín, that is, overtook him in Saturday’s coronation, Miller was about to snatch that honor from the Spaniard in the last minute, but he went to the ground when he was rolling to lower Martin’s time. “I was already out of my mind, I lost control of the bike in Turn 9 and, when I wanted to make up for lost time in 11, I was out of front and, again, I no longer know how many times I have been! 15 seconds from achieving the ‘pole’. But we are ready, the three of us, and more people, of course, to fight for victory & rdquor ;.

It is still curious that Valentino Rossi, who says goodbye tomorrow after 26 years in the World Cup and his 42 years, closed his participations on Saturdays with a 1.30.746, what his last time in ‘quali’ ends in 46! And not only that, no, add tomorrow’s date (11-14-21) and you will see, boy, that the day of his farewell, his retirement, his laureate retirement also adds 46. It is destiny, there is no doubt.

Gardner, for the title

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Cheste’s career, which closes an exciting World Championship, in which the Moto2 title remains to be decided, where Australian Remy Gardner leads Spanish Raúl Fernández by 23 points and, therefore, has the title between his fingers, it will be, without Without a doubt, a great party because a full house is expected in the charming Valencian track and a great fight between Dennis Foggia and Pedro Acosta in Moto3, between Remy and Raúl in Moto2 and between all the Ducati and Joan Mir (Suzuki) and the champion Fabio Quartararo (Yamaha) in MotoGP.

Gardner, who has starred in a rare, very rare, weekend, as if he felt excessively the pressure of closing this magnificent title, which dad conquered in the 500cc, in 1987 with a Honda, will start from eighth position, that is to say , from the third row, while his teammate, Raúl Fernández, the only one who can snatch the crown, will do so from the fifth place, despite having suffered a fall in the last minutes of the ‘quali’. Gardner will be champion just by finishing in the top 13.

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