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Jorge Martin (Ducati/1st place): “I still have reserves” / MotoGP

Jorge Martin (Ducati/1st place): “I still have reserves” / MotoGP

The start of the US Grand Prix couldn't have been much better for Jorge Martin. The World Championship leader set the tone especially in Friday's second session. But the Ducati rider is not in seventh heaven in Texas.

amazing. That was the popular expression after Pramac Ducati star Jorge Martin's rodeo ride yesterday. After several very fast laps and a fantastic lap on the stunning track outside Austin, there was no doubting the Spaniard's determination. 2:01.397 – The 'Martinator' snapped half a second off the old record (Pecco Bagnaia, 2023) on the first day of the US Grand Prix. In the subsequent chat with the media, the World Cup table-topper appeared satisfied, but appeared unenthusiastic given his impressive display. And also because No. 89 still sees more room for improvement.

“Yes, that was a very nice round to end the session. But I made a couple of small mistakes there, so there is room for improvement. Not a lot, but a little is still possible. “And also because the road might be a little faster tomorrow.”

The Spaniard is not entirely happy with the condition of the track: “The new asphalt is not ideal and in some places it seems a bit slippery. It is not ideal, especially in the last section of the road. But the slope can still change, because today a lot has improved from the first session to the session.” 2. I assume a number of drivers will continue to improve their times tomorrow.

The Pramac star speaks well of Desmosedici. We haven't changed anything from Portugal here and the foundation we have laid here is working very well. “No complaints so far, and I'm happy with the vote.”

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Maverick Vinales in particular remains on the 2023 world runner-up's radar as a contender. He added: “Maverick in particular drives really well but the list is longer of course. Mark and Pico, they are definitely a force to be reckoned with. And also Enya, who is very good, Especially in the last sector, they all have good pace.