Ducati, Jorge Martin throws down the gauntlet to Bagnaia and Bastianini

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Jorge Martin: “I hope to move up a level.”

Jorge Martin ended a difficult 2022 on a high note with a pole and podium finish in Valencia. Now the Ducati Pramac rider wants to move up a level in 2023: “Since Silverstone, the truth is that I almost always fought for the podium, and I had a chance to win races. We learned from the mistakes, they will serve for the future.”

Martin wants to prove that Ducati was wrong not to bet on him for the factory team, preferring Bastianini: “I think my level has improved, and I want to maintain and improve it next year. Bagnaia has won seven races and is the benchmark for the last two years, I have learned from him and I want to improve.”

“I want to fight for the world championship,” he explained to Motorsport, “and I want to try the new bike on Tuesday.

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