The Spanish driver signed his first victory in the Middle East Regional Formula in the fourth round of the Asian championship.
Pepe Martí, from pole position, gave no truce and led from start to finish with a master class in driving.
"I'm very happy to have won. It was about time, both for me and the team. It's a confidence boost and a reward for all the hard work we've put in."
Pepe Martí achieved his first victory in the Regional Formula Middle East, in the second race of the fourth round of the competition held at the Dubai racetrack. In the first race he was eleventh, but the penalty of another driver allowed him to gain a place and take advantage of the 'inverted grid' to start from Pole Position in the second race. Leaving no option to his rivals, he led from start to finish to cross the finish line as the winner.
"The race was good, and I was able to lead at all times. I was on four new tires and we were running very close to win the race. I had to carry out a good strategy and keep my head in the right place to not make any mistakes and try to be competitive enough".
The driver from Barcelona has thus completed another key weekend for his preparation for the FIA Formula 3 season, adding more learning and with a result that gives him extra confidence.
"It has been a weekend in which we have followed the line of previous weekends in terms of work. We were not particularly fast and we did not have the speed we would have liked, but we still achieved our first victory with a Formula 3 car. In that sense I am very happy to have won. It was about time, both for me and for the team. It's a confidence boost and a reward for all the hard work we've put in."
"In the first race we had taken a risky decision trying to reserve all four tires and we finished eleventh, although thanks to a penalty we qualified in tenth place, which gave us the pole position for the second race. In the third and last race of the weekend, with all the adrenaline after winning, we went more or less well. With four old tires, a disadvantage for us, we were more competitive than usual this year with this car. I was in ninth place and two drivers ahead of me collided. I had to go to the outside to avoid them, and I lost two positions. I finished eleventh. A bit unlucky but I'm looking forward to continuing this trend of good results".
Martí leaves Dubai with his batteries recharged and looking forward to the first official test of FIA Formula 3 Bahrain, which will be held next week.
"This result has been important for me and for the team, because it is the second year we have worked together and we deserved it for a long time. I leave happy, looking forward to the Bahrain test and then to finish the Asian championship in Abu Dhabi."