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MotoGP, Martin: "The strange thing today was ... not having chattering."

"We still don't understand why they trigger. We couldn't put it all together today, but I had the pace to fight for the win and I'm on the level of Bagnaia and Marquez in braking."

MotoGP: Martin:

In Jerez, Jorge Martin was not as explosive as usual. The Spaniard of the Pramac team ended the practice day with the 5th time, 4 tenths behind Bagnaia. A performance not at his usual levels, but there was a reason.

"In the morning I had some problems with the rear tire, I don't think it was working perfectly, but we made some changes on the bike and at the end of the session I was fast - he explained - In the afternoon, however, with the average I was very strong, I had a much better pace than last year and this gives me confidence. Maybe I missed doing a few laps with the soft to understand it more and I struggled on the dry lap. I think if I can put it all together tomorrow it will be fast, the goal is the front row."

On the other hand, the chattering problems seem to have disappeared.

"I didn't feel any vibration today," Jorge assured, " I did 11 laps with the same tire to find out if there were any problems and I had a good pace, fast enough to win. We don't really know what causes that chattering, whether the type of track or the temperature, but today everything was fine. The strange thing is not feeling those vibrations that we expected."

Martin also worked on the setup.

"We made some changes because I wanted to improve the braking and now I am very close in that area to both Bagnaia and Marquez. Compared to last year I've taken a big step forward and that will allow me to attack and defend," he said.

The only unknown is the meto.

"I think I could be very fast even in the wet, while I don't like mixed conditions. I hope it will rain hard or be dry," he crossed his fingers.

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