The MotoGP of Germany saw Jorge Martin take a fourth points scoring finish from the four races he’s completed this year - 12th place result. 

While it’s only two spots higher than the race result he achieved at Catalunya following a four race absence due to injury, Martin impressed during the early laps as he ran inside the front group. 

Martin’s qualifying performance of seventh on Saturday positioned him perfectly to run at the front during the race, but after a solid first half of the Grand Prix, physical limitations in the way of fatigue impacted the overall result. 

Martin had late battles with Pol Espargaro and Alex Rins but was unable to stay in front of both men. When on track this season, Martin has been the standout rookie as he’s only three points behind Enea Bastianini having missed four races. 

Speaking after a ‘difficult race’, Martin said: "Yeah, it’s been a really difficult race. For sure, at the beginning I felt great and I was in P8, P9 all the race almost - until lap 22 I think. 

"Actually I was there competing, but my physical condition didn’t allow me to push more. I think maybe I could have done a top ten. 

"But yeah, I was battling with Pol [Espargaro] and Rins, but I was finished, I was done, my left arm was really a hard situation, but yeah, trying to improve. 

"For sure we improve a lot from Barcelona and this is really important and we are coming better. 

"This is the important thing, we are improving and hopefully in Assen we can make another step forward."