Jorge Martin bags first Moto GP win in Spielberg

Pramac Racing's Jorge Martin secures his first Moto GP win at the Styrian Grand Prix which was stopped and re-started after a fireball incident.

Jorge Martin celebrates on the podium after winning the race. - REUTERS

Pramac Racing's Jorge Martin secured his first Moto GP win on Sunday (August 8) at the Styrian Grand Prix which was stopped and re-started after a fireball incident.

Pole-sitter Martin fended off Suzuki's reigning world champion Joan Mir, handing Pramac Racing its maiden Moto GP win in his rookie season. Yamaha's world championship leader Fabio Quartararo struggled with the pace and finished third.

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The race was red-flagged on the third lap after KTM's Dani Pedrosa fell on the exit of Turn 3 and Aprilia Racing's Lorenzo Savadori struck Pedrosa's fallen bike.

The crash caused a fire on track and the race was halted for more than half an hour. Pedrosa walked away unhurt from the incident, while Savadori was declared fit to resume racing after medical checks.

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