The Spaniard began on pole for final Sunday’s 27-lap Phillip Island race and led for the primary 13 excursions earlier than being shuffled out of the rostrum battle.
Martin admits he struggled underneath braking as soon as he started to struggle different riders, which led to him taking the chequered flag in seventh.
“Nicely, I used to be first [for a while], so I wasn’t that gradual,” Martin mentioned.
“I used to be managing the tyres within the first a part of the race, after which as quickly as I began to push a bit of bit, I used to be overtaken by [Alex] Rins, who was approaching tremendous robust.
“I used to be with the entrance group all race lengthy, so I had the velocity.
“I used to be lacking a bit on the braking factors. On the entry to the corners I didn’t have the boldness to brake tougher.
“In case you don’t overtake in most of these races, then you definately get overtaken.
“In order that’s why I used to be zero.8s from the victory. That’s what’s killing me as a result of in case you are that shut then you possibly can win.”
Enea Bastianini, Gresini Racing
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Bastianini hindered by blown airbag
Martin’s satellite tv for pc Ducati counterpart Enea Bastianini ended up forward of the Pramac rider in fifth, regardless of beginning 15th on his Gresini-run GP21.
Bastianini dropped out of the factors within the early levels after the airbag in his leathers deployed when his Ducati suffered an enormous headshake popping out of the final nook.
The Italian’s restoration to fifth means his slim title hopes stay alive heading to Malaysia, although he concedes bridging a 42-point hole with simply 50 on supply can be troublesome.
“Ranging from 15th was difficult, and the primary lap was actually unusual as a result of [riding] with the opposite guys the bike was so nervous and within the final nook my airbag exploded as a result of I had a extremely massive pumping,” Bastianini mentioned.
“However lap by lap, I introduced the boldness again and I got here again actually near the primary group.
“Within the final three laps I attempted to make some overtakes, however the different riders are so quick and it’s difficult to overhaul all of them in two laps.
“This fifth place is okay, however I used to be so nervous. My chances are high actually, actually small. However we are going to see. I’ve to proceed like this, to at all times do my 100% and to be quick on Sundays. That is the one likelihood for me.”