David Alonso’s ceiling knows no limits. With his win at Silverstone, his first World Cup win and where he qualified last, we said a star was born and the 17-year-old won’t let us down. Since then, a crash in Austria, another win in Catalunya with a colossal overtaking maneuver in the last corner on the last lap and now another work of art in Misano to be back on top of the podium. Three wins from the last four possible, with more to come…
The Colombian from Madrid, because he drives for his mother under the Colombian flag and, like his father, was born in Madrid, started the last lap behind Öncü and Masiá. A third place would have done him good, but the penultimate jewel of the Aspar factory was never satisfied and invented an overtaking maneuver that seemed impossible with three corners to go, giving him another memorable victory.
It happened at turn 14 on the right when Masiá attacked the Turk and Alonso at the same time. He sacrificed a little more at the beginning of the corner than his rivals, who gave everything and left a small gap that the Gaviota GASGAS Aspar team took advantage of. He had more corners and could come out of the corner like a plane to face the last two on the left without anyone daring to put the wheels in front of him.
The boy, who lives in Torrejón del Rey, Guadalajara, crossed the finish line 36 thousandths ahead of Masiá and 0.237 over Öncü, and both finished the race with unfriendly faces. Normal, because in just seven days this boy has stolen his wallet twice in the last lap and has suddenly entered the fight for the title because with eight races to go he is 21 points behind the leader, which still holds Holgado Big loser of this one weekends.
Alicante finished in sixteenth place, one place outside the points. The leader was seventh at the start and his race became more complicated after the second corner when he slipped and returned to the track in tenth. Things went backwards from there and we ended up with a very close overall standings that was unthinkable a few races ago when Holgado had a 41-point lead over the runner-up after being appointed in Germany.
The new overall standings keep the Red Bull KTM Tech3 rider in first place, but now just four points ahead of Sasaki, who finished seventh at Misano, 12 ahead of Masiá (2nd), 17 ahead of Öncü (3rd), 21 ahead of Alonso (the winner). and 29 over Ortolá (8th). What an exciting world championship awaits us in the next eight races!