The satellite tv for pc Ducati rider ran within the podium battle for a lot of Sunday’s Purple Bull Ring race, on the scene of his first MotoGP win in final yr’s Styrian GP, and was combating with manufacturing unit counterpart Miller over the ultimate rostrum spot.
However Martin slid off at Flip 1 as he went for a transfer up the within of the Australian, earlier than remounting to complete down in 10th.
Talking afterwards, Martin stated “I couldn’t be there for an additional lap” in fourth and felt it was higher to crash attempting to realize a podium place than miss out.
“Perhaps I used to be a bit too late,” Martin stated of the overtake which ended any hope of a 3rd podium end of the season.
“I used to be overtaking, I attempted to go to my regular line and I pushed Jack a bit bit as a result of I wanted to and I crashed. So, yeah, I used to be on the restrict however I needed to attempt for the rostrum.
“I couldn’t be there for an additional lap and keep fourth. I want a crash than to be P4 once more.
“So, I attempted, and I’m pleased with the efficiency. I did two quickest laps, and I used to be actually fixed additionally with the tyres.
“I did an incredible weekend total, I used to be within the prime 4 all the time in all of the practices and it is a signal that we’re getting sooner and sooner.”
Jorge Martin, Pramac Racing
Photograph by: Gold and Goose / Motorsport Images
Martin says he wasn’t affected by any change in entrance tyre stress whereas following Miller, including: “I don’t suppose so as a result of we selected the laborious entrance as a result of everybody was with the smooth, and with the laborious entrance I used to be feeling assured and it wasn’t a problem.
“I assumed it was troublesome to first, in order that’s why I made a decision to decide on the laborious simply on the grid.”
A part of Martin’s leathers have been seen to have come undone previous to the crash, however he didn’t know something about this and isn’t certain it performed any half in his crash.
“I don’t know, they only informed me prefer it appeared prefer it was open,” he remarked. “I didn’t see the photographs.”