Top ten finishes for Alonso and Yamanaka in the #AmericasGP
Iván Ortolá, a rider formed in the Aspar Team Junior during his early years, has taken his first victory in the Moto3 World Championship after a race in which the front group has been exchanging positions constantly. With 10 laps to go, only six riders were still with a chance of finishing on the podium. In a thrilling last few laps, Ayumu Sasaki and Jaume Masià, the leading riders, have suffered an incident that has prevented the Japanese rider from fighting for the victory. Finally, Masià has been able to continue and has finished second, one tenth of a second ahead of Xavier Artigas, who completes an entirely Spanish podium. In the top 5 have finished the riders who lead the general standings, Diogo Moreira and Daniel Holgado. Despite finishing one place behind Moreira, the Spanish rider Daniel Holgado, keeps the lead, tied on points with the Brazilian.
Valresa GASGAS Aspar riders have completed a meritorious race on the Circuit of the Americas. David Alonso has scored eight more points for the World Championship after a great comeback in the American track. The Colombian rider, who started from 22nd, has crossed the finish line on the first lap in 15th. Alonso has continued climbing up positions to finish the race eighth. His teammate Ryusei Yamanaka has started the Americas Grand Prix lapping with the front riders. The Japanese has seen how the pace of the race increased and with 10 laps to go he has been fighting in the second group. Yamanaka has finished just behind his teammate and continues proving that he is a rider who can fight with the fastest riders.
8th David Alonso (+9.663):
“I’m very happy. Friday wasn’t too bad, but on Saturday I couldn’t do a good job. In general, we have been fast during the weekend, but we have started the race in 22nd position. I have been concentrating on making a good start and overtaking riders in the first few laps. On the first lap I was already fifteenth and we have been able to reach the second group. I’m happy to finish the race, we have fought until the end and we have achieved an eighth position that will help us to gain experience for the next Grand Prix. Races like this help us a lot and we will keep working to fight with the front group.”
9th Ryusei Yamanaka (+9.975):
“Today I have started the race from seventh position and the start has been very good. At the beginning the wind affected me and I couldn’t stay in the front group. The pace has been competitive this weekend and we leave USA with our minds already set on Jerez.”