Top five finish for David Alonso in the #IndianGP
Jaume Masià has become the first rider in history to win a race at the Indian Grand Prix. The Spanish has made a great start and has quickly set a pace that only Ayumu Sasaki has been able to follow. Both riders have got away from the start of the race and, although the Japanese has tried to reach Masià, the Spanish has not given him any option and has led the race from the first to the last lap. Masià has stayed firmly in first position and Sasaki’s pace has dropped until he has been caught by Collin Veijer and Kaito Toba, who were fighting for the podium. Finally, and after a beautiful three-way battle that has ended with the Dutchman crashing out, Toba and Sasaki have closed the top 3, more than five seconds behind Masià. With Dani Holgado fourth, the Moto3 World Championship lead is now equal at 174 points between Holgado and Masià, with Ayumu Sasaki just one point behind.
Gaviota GASGAS Aspar rider David Alonso has completed a strong race in India, where he has been able to move up twelve positions and get a top 5 finish. The Colombian has started with a good pace and has quickly been placed in the chasing group, where the top five was at stake. After fighting hand to hand with Dani Holgado and taking advantage of Veijer’s crash, Alonso has achieved it and now moves up to fourth place in the Championship. His teammate Ryusei Yamanaka has had a difficult day at the Buddh International Circuit. The Japanese rider has scored one more point, but has not been able to show the potential he had. Despite the bittersweet taste with which he leaves India, Yamanaka is now ready to race in Japan, his home Grand Prix, in just seven days.
5th David Alonso (+8.240):
“We close the Indian Grand Prix in the top 5. I’m happy because I have given my best in all the laps. I have tried to keep my pace and fight until the end. This race shows us that with these humid and hot conditions, it’s more difficult to resist, but it’s not bad for a first race with this weather. The flyaway races are tougher and we will keep preparing for that.”
15th Ryusei Yamanaka (+26.053):
“I have had a strange feeling today, I haven’t felt like this with the bike throughout the weekend. I don’t know if it has been because of yesterday’s crash, but I have not ridden comfortable. We’ll try again at my home Grand Prix next week.”