Thursday, September 28, 2023

Third win in Moto3 with an epic finish!

As happened in his first victory in the Moto3 World Championship at Silverstone, David Alonso Gómez made an impressive comeback to take victory in this valid San Marino Grand Prix. And as it happened in Catalonia, the 17-year-old driver managed to overtake his rivals in the last corner and in epic fashion.

Sunday, September 10 the one born in Madrid, who runs as a Colombian because he has the nationality of his mother recorded his third victory in this category and began to put pressure on the championship standings, placed in the top 5 and closer to the leaders of the season.

David Alonso’s exciting race at the San Marino Moto3 Grand Prix

The start of the race featured a battle between the Spanish Jaume Masiá (Leopard Racing-Honda) and the Japanese Ayumu Sasaki (Liqui Moly Husqvarna Intact). and from the first lap we started to see what the rest of the route would be like with Masiá’s fast lap, which was not the last seen in the competition.

Although there was a gap between the two leaders and the chasers, it slowly started to close with David Alonso, David Muñoz (Boé Motorsports-KTM) and Kaito Toba (Honda Team Asia). Already on the sixth lap the two command command groups connected and the fierce battle continued, but On lap 11, Masiá gave up the lead, between Muñoz and Deniz Öncü (Red Bull KTM Ajo) they started the fight for the lead..

Y On lap 12 came the first fast lap of David Alonso and he was in the fight with Masiá, Öncü and Muñoz. And although the Colombian-Spanish seemed to suffer some problems with his motorcycle, in the end it was Muñoz who dropped out of the top three due to engine problems.

For the last lap there was a new record by David Alonso Gómez with the fastest lap in the race, while the Turk was in the lead and Masía fought to regain the first place after he took the pole position.

However, in a maneuver that David Alonso classifies him as “intelligent” and experts describe him as a “veteran” one from the Gas Gas team entered inside the curve, while Jaume Masiá and Deniz Öncü took second and third place, respectively.

David Alonso Gómez is excited about the song and the flag of Colombia

At the end of the race and his third victory of the season, this time at the Marco Simoncelli circuit in Misano Adriatico, the Madrid-born rider who races for the Colombian flag spoke of the victory: “I worked hard at the weekend and had a chance to be in the front group, but it’s a matter of management and that’s what I did”.

But that agonizing victory, in the last corner and coming back against tough drivers, was the most dominant and Alonso explained what he thought in that definitive moment, but he remembered that he liked what he did in Catalonia more days ago. the past:

“It was an important point in the race, I saw that they could take a long time because of the way they braked and I prepared to overtake at the start, these are the moments where you You have to expect the movements and in this case it turned out well… Personally, I like Barcelona’s overtaking more. because I’m the one who decides and goes in, it’s more about looking at the situation and being intelligent”

David Alonso (Colombia rider, Moto3)

Alonso is clear about the main goal and does not get carried away by emotion, although he knows his potential: “We will race every race and, at the moment, the main goal is to be the ‘rookie’ of the year and then, if there is an opportunity, we will fight. In every race I will go for more and, everything that comes, will be good”.

But the emotion attacked him with the flag of his mother’s country above and with the Colombian national anthem recognizing his victory.

Moto3 2023 classifications and what Colombian David Alonso is doing

Daniel Holgado (Red Bull KTM Tech3) remains the leader of the table in the 2023 season with 161 points, but his performance is declining and he did not add to this race. The Japanese Ayumu Sasaki is second with 157 and Jaume Masiá closes the podium with 129. In the fourth box is the Turkish Deniz Öncü with 144 units and David Alonso is now fifth after reaching 140 points.

There is less and less difference between the top five and the end of the 2023 Moto3 World Championship will be very exciting.

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