Jorge Martin among the candidates for the MotoGP ’23 title, but an option in the contract with Ducati would allow him to free himself.
In the list of favorites for the MotoGP title there is a first band made up of Pecco Bagnaia, Enea Bastianini, Marc Marquez, Fabio Quartararo. Behind them Jorge Martin, four podiums in 2022 and five pole positions, very strong on the flying lap but still not very consistent in the race. At your disposal one Ducati Desmosedici official like that of the Ducati riders “in red”, equal technical (and economic) treatment, all in order to lock down the Madrid rider. In the hope that his true talent will flourish.
Jorge lost the ballot with Enea for the Ducati factory saddle, but the Emilian manufacturer is betting a lot on him. With a risk: his contract has an option to be released at the end of the year and the eyes of various manufacturers are fixed on him. There Yamaha she might be interested in the Madrid player just in case Franco Morbidelli should not renew with the House of Iwata. But what will he decide to do if the Desmosedici GP23 confirms that it is still the most competitive prototype at the moment?
Jorge Martin keeps the rider market open
A question that is difficult to answer at the moment, the results on the track will show the way for the drivers’ market. “It’s all open. There is the option to go elsewhere, as well as to stay. But it’s still very early – He admitted Jorge Martin to ‘La Gazzetta dello Sport’ -. The sure thing is that I will always try to choose the best sporting possibility. The manufacturers are always interested in the strongest riders and try to get them. I think I’m among them and therefore it won’t be just Ducati“.
Actually the pilot Pramac Racing he was muffled by the Borgo Panigale brand, with a top-level contract, both from a technical and economic point of view. The introduction of sprint races could be a joker in his favor, given that on the single lap he has almost no equal. “I am someone who often qualifies up front and starts strong. The sprint at the start will be something to work on in the tests, sprint races could become my strong point due to my riding style“.
But you always have to deal with the competition, starting with the reigning champion I’m sorry Bagnaia and by his compatriot Marc Marquez, who is apparently back in splendid physical shape. “If Marquez immediately fights to win, he will be the best surprise – concluded Jorge Martin -. If, on the other hand, I have to name other names, I don’t see anyone on the horizon“.