In the third free practice session of the Portuguese GP this Saturday, the Spaniard Jorge Martin crashed heavily at high speed. The session had to be interrupted.
Expected after having created the surprise in Qatar with a first pole position in the premier category of Moto GP and a third place hung, Jorge Martin fell in a very spectacular way this Saturday, during the third free practice session of the Grand Prix of Portugal .
With minutes to go, the Spaniard fell into Turn 7 with full swing. The 23-year-old driver from Madrid ended up in the gravel and suffered several rolls, before being evacuated by stretcher to the circuit medical center, still conscious.
Motionless on the ground, Jorge Martin was first moved by rescuers before being taken to the medical center. According to MotoGP information, the Spaniard was still conscious.
Fortunately, more fear than harm according to the first news that has fallen. The Spaniard suffers from several bruises to his head, right hand and ankle. At the end of the lively session, Fabio Quartararo (Yamaha) and Johann Zarco (Pramac) qualified. To know the grid, you have to wait 3 p.m. and qualifying.