Sergio García and David Alonso, victory and leadership in Austin

The Spanish Moto2 rider Sergio García Dols (Boscoscuro) won this Sunday in the Grand Prix of the Americas, his first victory in the intermediate category to emerge as leader of the World Championship, while the Colombian David Alonso dominated from start to finish to win in Moto3 and also emerge as leader of their Championship.

Starting from third position on the grid, Sergio García took the lead in a first corner that they reached after the favorites. The driver from Burriana did not drop from first position throughout the race, despite suffering at the end with the tires and having several scares in turn eleven.

With his first victory in Moto2, García became the leader of a tight World Championship with 51 points compared to the 49 of Joe Roberts who fought to win at home. The American stayed alive in the fight from behind and fought to catch the Spaniard despite making a mistake in turn 12 shortly before. Roberts recovered and passed Fermín Aldeguer who had to settle for being third.

Behind him, Alonso López finished fourth, also moving up in the World Championship, and the Spanish Arón Canet, who started as the leader, could only be ninth, weighed down by that bad start and fell to fourth position, 13 behind the new leader, one overall tight.

In Moto3, Alonso, winner of the opening round of the Championship in Lusail, once again climbed to the top of the box in a weekend of absolute dominance. Just like in the race, the Colombian had already led the way in each practice session and started from pole determined.

The new leader of the World Championship, by two points ahead of Dani Holgado who was second, escaped at the start and had a placid race, also avoiding the many falls that occurred. The fight for the podium was the most attractive thing on Sunday in the small category, with Holgado passing his compatriot Ángel Piqueras.

The one from Leopard Racing lost to Holgado by 13 thousandths, while fourth was the Japanese Ryusei Yamanaka (MT Helmets), who did not enter into that great give and take between the Spaniards in the last lap. David Muñoz (BOE Motorsports) finished in a great fifth position, although far from the fight for the podium.

Furthermore, last year’s winner, Spaniard Iván Ortolá (MT Helmets MSI), looked for a comeback starting thirteenth, but crashed early, getting on the wrong bike in his attempt to get back on the track quickly. The Valencian did not finish the race, in a bad weekend where he suffered technical problems, and saw the World Championship lead slip to 42 points.

2024-04-14 16:56:36
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