- Team Pramac Racing
- Nation Spain
- Date of birth 29/01/1998
- Place of birth Madrid, Spain
Only Lorenzo (on debut in Qatar 2008) had started from pole for a MotoGP race earlier in their career than Martin, while Marquez (Austin 2013) and Stoner (Qatar 2006) matched Martin's stunning Saturday display. The down-to-earth man from Madrid would be happy with a sliver of the success enjoyed by that champion trio, and proved he has the smarts to match his speed by converting that pole into his first podium with third place in the Doha race.
Martin's past suggests Doha was no flash in the pan; he won seven races and took 11 poles in a dominant 2018 Moto3 season to be crowned world champion.