Jorge Martin: Ducati’s next Spanish hero?

As expected, Martin looked at home from the off in the intermediate class. Two podiums in Japan and Australia were achieved in his rookie Moto2™ year, with confirmation of his speed coming in 2020. In a Covid-19 affected season, the Spaniard cemented six podiums, two of those coming in the form of victories in Austria and Valencia. Martin was one of the leading contenders for the crown, but an unfortunate positive Covid-19 result prevented him from racing in two rounds, ultimately costing him a shot at the title.