Colombian rider David Alonso achieved another victory in Moto3. He secured the first place at the San Marino Grand Prix over the weekend. This marks the 17-year-old motor biker’s third win of the season, following his victories last week in Barcelona at the Catalunya Grand Prix and earlier in August at Silverstone during the British Grand Prix.
David Alonso is an exceptional motor bike rider. He was born in Madrid, Spain, to a Spanish father and a Colombian mother from Bucaramanga. He holds dual nationality but decided to race for Colombia from the beginning of his professional two-wheeled career.
Champion in San Marino
David Alonso started at the Marco Simoncelli circuit for the Moto3 San Marino Grand Prix from the last position. Nevertheless, he gradually moved up through the ranks until he reached the two riders competing for the win: Turkish rider Deniz Öncü (KTM) and Spanish rider Jaume Masià (Honda).
At the beginning of the race, Japanese rider Ayumu Sasaki took the lead, overtaking Masià, who started in pole position. Behind them, Daniel Holgado also caught up from the eighth starting position. Masià set the fastest lap in the second and third rounds, leading the race throughout. However, even though he also posted the best lap time in the fifth lap, Turkish rider Öncü managed to close the gap on the Valencian.
In the final corners of the last lap, the Colombian took advantage of the space created by the two riders battling for the win and managed to overtake them, crossing the finish line first at the Marco Simoncelli circuit.
For much of the race, the victory was between four riders: Jaume Masià, who started from pole position, Deniz Öncü, who set the pace for most of the laps, David Muñoz, and Colombian David Alonso, who achieved a record fastest lap time of 1:41.355.
The overall leader, Daniel Holgado, finished out of the points due to issues with his bike, which dropped him to the rear positions in the final laps. David Alonso is now fifth in the overall standings with 140 points, just 21 points behind the leader, Holgado.
Ahead of the Colombian, Ayumu Sasaki, with 157 points, is second; Jaume Masià, with 149 points, is third, and Deniz Öncü, with 144 points, is fourth.
The next Moto3 race is scheduled for September 22nd to 24th in India, at the Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh.
Third Victory in the Last 4 Races
This win marks David Alonso’s third victory in the last four races in the category. It brings him closer to competing in the overall standings, which is still led by Daniel Holgado.
David Alonso had already confirmed his excellent form with victories at the British Grand Prix on August 6th and the Catalan Grand Prix on September 7th. The championship still has 8 races to go, with the final one on November 25th and 26th at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo in the Valencia Grand Prix.
David Alonso’s last two victories are particularly significant because, unlike his first win in Silverstone, where he secured pole position, in Barcelona and San Marino he won his victory from less favorable positions.