Qatar Grand Prix: Martin aims to close gap on Bagnaia in championship battle
The penultimate round of the MotoGP championship is set to take place at the Qatar Grand Prix this weekend, and it promises to be an exciting race as Jorge Martin looks to close the gap on Francesco Bagnaia.
Currently trailing Bagnaia by 14 points, Martin had a difficult race in Malaysia where he finished fourth behind the factory Ducati team rider. However, he remains determined to bounce back and challenge for the championship.
If Bagnaia outscores Martin by 23 points in this race, he will secure the championship title with one round still to go. This scenario has only occurred once before in 2023 when Bagnaia scored 28 points more than Martin.
The Battle Ahead
The Qatar Grand Prix offers Martin a chance to make up ground on his rival and keep the championship fight alive. The Spaniard will be pushing hard to deliver a strong performance and minimize the points gap between him and Bagnaia.