Moto3: David Alonso Takes the Moto3 Victory at the Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas.

Published on April 14, 2024
By Dawn Hammersley

David Alonso dominates the hectic Moto3 race after leading the race from start to finish.

CFMOTO Aspar’s David Alonso was on pole position for the Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas. Joining Alonso on the front row of the grid was meant to be Red Bull KTM Ajo’s Jose Antonio Rueda, but Jose underwent emergency surgery last night for appendicitis, we wish him a speedy recovery. Red Bull GASGAS Tech3’s Daniel Holgado and Liqui Moly Husqvarna Intacts GP’s Colin Veijer started the Moto3 race from the front row.

Lights out in COTA as Alonso lead the field up the steep hill to turn one, Filippo Farioli crashed out! Joel Kelso ran wide a few corners later. The chaos helped Alonso to make a break at the front. Stefano Nepa and Ivan Ortola also crashed, but both riders remounted. Ortola crashed again at turn 11 on the following lap and rejoined still.

Rookie Angel Piqueras was in second place, Taiyo Furusato was in third place with Daniel Holgado in fourth place. Alonso now had a three second lead at the front.

Britain’s Scott Ogden was in 12th place in the second group of riders. Taiyo Furusato crashed out at turn 15. The second group of riders consisted of five riders from Holgado to Kelso. Alonso was leading by over four seconds.

Scott Ogden crashed out at turn nine whilst the young Brit was running in ninth place.

With eight laps to go the gap at the front was coming down, Veijer was in second place with Holgado on his tail in third place. A lap later Ryusei Yamanaka was in third place and was the fastest rider on track.

Joel Kelso crashed at turn one, the Aussie rejoined the race and was in eighth place. The lead at the front was now down to 2.6s with five laps remaining to the race, could the four riders behind Alonso catch him?

Veijer crashed at turn four, luckily Yamanaka, Holgado and Piqueras just managed not to get caught up in the crash. Piqueras was now in second place, Alonso extended his lead again with the drama unfolding behind him, the Aspar rider now had a five second lead at the front.

Alonso crossed the line with a six second lead, Holgado just snatched second place from Piqueras, Yamanaka was fourth with David Munoz finishing in fifth place.

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