David Alonso takes 7seventh in the #JapaneseGP
Jaume Masià has taken the victory in the Japanese Grand Prix after a race in which four of the top five riders in the standings have fought for the win. Jaume Masià, Ayumu Sasaki, Dani Holgado and Deniz Öncü have imposed their pace and have gone away. On the way to victory, Öncü has crashed, while Sasaki and Holgado have exchanged positions and have facilitated the final escape of Masià, who has crossed the finish line with a difference of more than a second over his pursuers. With his third win of the season, Masià becomes the new leader of the category. The Spanish rider now has an advantage of six points over Dani Holgado and nine points over Ayumu Sasaki. With his seventh place in the Japanese Grand Prix, the Gaviota GASGAS Aspar rider David Alonso is now 39 points behind, while Deniz Öncü is 52 points off after not scoring any point at Motegi.
Gaviota GASGAS Aspar has closed the Japanese Grand Prix with a double top 10. David Alonso has finished seventh, while Ryusei Yamanaka has ended ninth in his home Grand Prix. Both riders have struggled with the set-up of the bike and have fought in a third group formed by six riders. With these results, the Colombian remains fourth in the standings and keeps increasing his lead in the rookie standings. His teammate Ryusei Yamanaka is still in fourteenth place after scoring seven points today in Motegi. Gaviota GASGAS Aspar riders have now a week to rest and prepare the final part of the championship.
7th David Alonso (+8.959):
“I have had a mechanical problem on the first lap and I have not been able to fight for the victory. I lost time when I changed gears and I have had to battle in the third group. I had a great feeling and I think I could have been in the lead of the race, but at least I have finished second in my group. We will try to improve for the Indonesian Grand Prix.”
9th Ryusei Yamanaka (+9.629):
“The start of the race has been difficult. The track conditions were not the best and I have made some mistakes. I have not been comfortable with the set-up of the bike and it was difficult to overtake. I have had a great feeling during the weekend and I had a good pace, but today I have not been able to show it.”