The coming future (4): David Alonso


Colombian motorcycling, which had its first rider competing in the premier MotoGP class between 2012 and 2016 in Yonny Hernández from Antioquia, has acquired one of the best Spanish homegrown players since 2020, David Alonso (Guadalajara, 4-25-2006), son of a Spanish father, Agustín, and a Colombian mother, Marcela. The sad example of Aleix Viu who was one of the most promising riders in Spanish motorcycling until recently announced his retirement at the age of 22 due to lack of opportunities is a clear warning to the sailors and in the case of Alonso they took what seemed like a wise decision.

His Instagram account shows that David Alonso is a child attached to a motorcycle and no modality on two wheels can compete with him, be it supermotard, motocross, test, pocket bike or mountain bike juggling. He began training at the KSB Sport initiation school in Madrid and soon his good qualities reached the ears of the headquarters in Valencia led by Kike Bañuls and Nico Terol did not take long to give him the OK and take him to his 11 years of age for his Aspar Junior Team before anyone dropped anchor. The last 125cc champion in history has been his teacher and mentor ever since and is now the new sports director of the GasGas Aspar team, replacing Gino Borsoi, where they will both debut hand in hand in the 2023 Moto3 World Championship.

Alonso debuted as a rider for Aspar Team Junior at the final round of the CEV RFEM in 2017 and in 2018 he won his first 85GP championship title. In 2019 he made his European Talent debut, finishing fifth with four podiums and in 2020, riding as a Colombian, he took the street title finishing first and second in how many races he finished . In 2021, he was proclaimed champion of the Red Bull Rookies Cup against David Muñoz and Daniel Holgado, a competition he combined with the JuniorGP World Championship where he finished seventh. At the Emilia Romagna GP in Misano he made his debut in the World Cup – he was 22nd – covering the absence of Sergio García Dols due to injury in the GasGas Aspar.

Waiting to reach the mandatory age to debut in the Moto3 World Championship in 2023 now that the limit has been raised to 18 years, except for the Junior GP and Red Bull Rookies Cup champions -this is the case- who can reach at 17, he trained another year at the World Junior GP where he finished seventh. GasGas Aspar gave him a wild card to race in the Portuguese GP where he finished 27th.

“Today we are closing a phase of many studies that will allow us to face the transition to the World Cup with guarantees. We will start this new phase without pressure: I have already run a race in the World Cup, but now I will do it as a permanent pilot and I have to continue adding experience in many circuits that I don’t know, but I am sure that it will be a good year”, explained David.

After winning three titles at the Alzira base and, despite the fact that Red Bull KTM has an option on him as the champion of the Red bull Rookies Cup, he remains loyal to the Alzira team where he debuted in the World Cup, Matighhofen Last year year he took another homegrown pearl, Dani Holgado.

“David Alonso is further proof of the hard work we do with young riders from the base with Aspar Team Junior. We have worked with David since 2018, when he was 11 years old, and now, in his sixth season with us , we can finally jump to the World Cup. He has all the values ​​that we want to send to the team, he learned and was trained by the whole group of people of Aspar Team Junior and, especially, by Nico Terol. Really like we will continue working with him and see what we can achieve together in the World Cup”, said Jorge Martínez Aspar about him.

Source: La Verdad


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