5th for David Alonso and 8th for Ryusei Yamanaka in the #GermanGP at Sachsenring
Deniz Öncü has taken the first win of his career in a thrilling German Grand Prix. The race has started with Ayumu Sasaki trying to get away on his own, although Öncü, Dani Holgado and Iván Ortolá have tried to avoid it. Sasaki has continued to push and on the fifth lap he already had a one second advantage over his pursuers. However, Öncü has not given up and has managed to catch him in the final part of the race, until, in the last corner, he has been able to overtake him to cross the finish line in first position. Further back, Dani Holgado and Iván Ortolá have been fighting for a third place that in the end has been for the leader of the World Championship, who achieves his fourth podium of the year.
The Gaviota GASGAS Aspar riders have once again completed a fantastic comeback today at Sachsenring. David Alonso has made a great start, gaining up to seven positions in just one lap. The Colombian has tried to reach the front group, but the pace has been very high and he has been leading the third group. With this result, Alonso has already three top 5 finishes in his debut in the World Championship. Ryusei Yamanaka has ridden in the same group as his teammate and has finished the German Grand Prix with good feelings. The Japanese rider has been fifth after fighting with riders such as Moreira and Masià, but finally has crossed the finish line in eighth position, his second best result of the season.
5th David Alonso (+17.158):
“After the problem we had on Saturday we knew it would be a complicated race to start from that position on the grid. I made a good start and the first laps were fantastic. I was then just missing a bit more to grab that extra position which would have put me with the front four. Anyway, it wasn’t to be, and I was in the second group and a big fight. It was a positive experience and I learned a lot and, importantly, I achieved my objective which was to win that battle for 5th. If you can’t be with the leaders then it’s good to win the fight where you are and that’s what we did.”
8th Ryusei Yamanaka (+17.468):
“After a difficult race in Mugello I changed my mindset for this race and was even more focused, and I needed to be because it was stressful in practice and qualification. Today I was trying to overtake like crazy! Then, finally, I could do it but it wasn’t enough because the leading group had gone and the last lap was tricky. I went wide a bit in Turn 1. I didn’t have space to attack again on the last corner. P8, not that great, but at least nice to make the top ten which is mandatory for me.”