Jorge Martin: The lean angle king of the 2021 season

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Pramac Ducati ace Jorge Martin impressed with his speed and spectacular driving style in his first season in the premier MotoGP class. Today’s picture in our annual photo review is dedicated to him.

Rookie Jorge Martin was already on pole position and on the podium in his second race in the MotoGP class in Qatar. His horror fall in Portimão, which resulted in eight broken bones, a triple operation and a one and a half month forced break, only slowed the rise of the Pramac-Ducati newcomer for a short time. After the summer break, the “Martinator” celebrated his first MotoGP victory in Spielberg, and in the end, finishing ninth in the World Championship, he also secured the title of “Rookie of the Year”.

His style is a prime example of the new generation of drivers, who now touch the asphalt with their elbows and shoulders. SPEEDWEEK.com photographer Fritz Glänzel stated with a look at Jorge Martin: “For me he is the lean angle king of the season.”

That is why today’s picture in our photo series for the year in review is dedicated to the 23-year-old from Madrid. It was recorded in Portimão, incidentally with a 600 mm lens and converter.

Martin himself explained about his spectacular driving style: “It’s something natural for me because I’m a little smaller compared to the others. So I have to do more [in die Kurve] lean, because that’s the only way to shift the center of gravity a little more inward. And the good thing is that it doesn’t wear the tires so much. “

MotoGP final result driver’s world championship (after 18 races):

1st quarter 278 points. 2. Bagnaia 252. 3. Mir 208. 4. Miller 181. 5. Zarco 173. 6. Binder 151. 7. Marc Márquez 142. 8. Aleix Espargaró 120. 9. Martin 111. 10. Viñales 106. 11.Bastianini 102. 12. Pol Espargaró 100. 13. Rins 99. 14. Oliveira 94. 15. Nakagami 76. 16. Alex Márquez 70. 17. Morbidelli 47. 18. Rossi 44. 19. Marini 41. 20. Lecuona 39. 21 Petrucci 37th 22nd Bradl 14th 23rd Pirro 12th 24th Dovizioso 12th 25th Pedrosa 6th 26th Savadori 4th 27th Rabat 1st

Constructors’ championship:
1. Ducati 357 points. 2. Yamaha 309. 3. Suzuki 240. 4. Honda 214. 5. KTM 205. 6. Aprilia 121.

Team World Cup:
1. Ducati Lenovo 433 points. 2. Monster Energy Yamaha 380. 3. Suzuki Ecstar 307. 4. Pramac Racing 288. 5. Repsol Honda 250. 6. Red Bull KTM Factory Racing 245. 7. LCR Honda 146. 8. Esponsorama Racing 143. 9. Aprilia Racing Team Gresini 135th 10th Petronas Yamaha SRT 96th 11th Tech3 KTM Factory Racing 76th

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