MotoGP 2022. Argentine GP, Jorge Martin: “Unthinkable to see a Ducati passed on the straight”. Alex Rins: “A podium that gives more motivation” – MotoGP

Both drivers are satisfied with the result, but not completely. Jorge: “I was strong under braking, but we lose traction. We need to improve ”. Alex: “I lost time at the beginning, we need to improve in qualifying. Here we worked well ”

April 4, 2022

Martin satisfied “but Aleix had something more”

D.after two races went very badly, both ended up on the ground, here an important podium: Jorge Martin is satisfiedeven if there is something wrong with him.

“It was a beautiful racevery difficult, he did very hot. I’ve been very consistent, but Aleix had something more, even though he suffered to overcome me. I tried to push to the end to put pressure on him and make him make a mistake, but he wasn’t wrong. Second place is very important to me after two zeros. We have some problems that we need to solve, but this must be a starting point ”.

What are these problems you need to solve?

“We were overtaken by the Aprilia on the straight: something is wrong, it is unthinkable for a Ducati. We have lost some speed, we have to find it again because that is our strong point. But now we lack a bit and to make up for this we have to push a lot in other situations and we consume the tires a little, we need to improve in this respect. We also suffer a little in traction, while I was strong under braking, so much so that Aleix was struggling to overtake me, he went long a couple of times. But in traction we have to improve, we are missing a little bit ”.

Rins: “We worked well here, we need to be more effective in practice”

T.also adorns the podium Alex Rins: in his case it represents a fundamental injection of confidence.

“I am delighted to be back on the podium, but I also have some regrets… I had a great pace, but starting from behind I lost a lot of time to overtake other riders at the start of the race. We need to improve in qualifying, but it’s still good to get on the podium. We are doing a good job “

Is this the real Suzuki or are there still difficulties?

“We did a good job this weekend, but we worked a lot in Qatar and Indonesia too, but we didn’t find the right direction. But I think we have good potential “

How important is this podium psychologically?

“It gives you extra motivation for the next race, which is already next Sunday in Austin, a favorable track for us, even if nothing can be said about it before, because the MotoGP level is very high. We are working well “

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