Martín, Acosta and the inexhaustible quarry

Jorge Martín, pole and podium in his second MotoGP race, was Moto3 world champion in 2018, the same category where Pedro Acosta now dazzles.


The quarry of Spanish motorcycling is inexhaustible. Pedro Acosta is the latest example. The Murcian from Mazarrón caused a sensation this Sunday with a spectacular victory in Moto3 in his second race in the World Championship at 16 years and 314 days. In the first, a week ago, he had already been second behind Jaume Masiá, another jewel. Acosta staged a brutal comeback after exiting the pit lane. Of course, it is already a category leader. And it does not seem that its harvesting is going to stop there. At the end of the race, Marc Márquez congratulated him on social networks: "Pedro Acosta is good, very good ...". And as is often the case whenever a promise at this level breaks, comparisons are unavoidable. The name that jumps from mouth to mouth, from tweet to tweet, is precisely that of Márquez. Give it time.

With these good vibes came the MotoGP race, the premier class, another dimension. And there emerged another example of that limitless quarry: Jorge Martín. The Madrid native had already shown his nerve a week ago with an impressive start from fourteenth to fourth place. It was his calling card in the upper class. That this set was not just a moment of inspiration was demonstrated on Saturday with pole position, which he did well this Sunday for much of the competition. Martín led the Doha GP with his fast Ducati for 18 laps, until he was overtaken by Fabio Quartararo, later winner, and by Johann Zarco, his teammate in Pramac, who ousted Maverick Viñales from the lead. The two Frenchmen climbed to the first steps of the podium and had a great time when the Marseillaise rang out. It was a big day for France, without a doubt. But next to him, on the third step, Jorge Martín, Moto3 world champion in 2018, was smiling, the category that Joan Mir also dominated in 2017, the same category where Pedro Acosta now dazzles. Take note.

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