Moto3 leader Dani Holgado increases his difference, from 38 to 53 points, after achieving the fourth victory of the season in a race with Iván Ortolá second, Scott Ogden third and David Alonso fourth
The Aspar Team Junior arrived in Barcelona as the reference of the Moto3 Junior World Championship category and closed the weekend with the first four positions in the race at the Barcelona circuit. The leader of the category, Dani Holgado, has achieved the fourth victory of the year in the fifth race of the season and increases his difference in front of the standings from 38 to 53 points. The victory of Dani Holgado, moreover, has come in a race in which Iván Ortolá has been second, Scott Ogden has finished third and David Alonso has been fourth. Holgado has only missed 12 points so far this season, being fourth in the first race of Barcelona, and has already almost double points than his main rivals.
For Scott Ogden it was the best weekend of his FIM CEV career: fifth position in the first race was already his best result, which he later improved with the podium. In the case of David Alonso, the Colombian rider has recovered from Valencia's two crashes with an eleventh and fourth place today. Among the youngest members of the Aspar Team Junior, Dodó Boggio also achieved today his best result in the category with a well-worked ninth position, after starting from twelfth on the grid. Boggio has fought with the chasing group throughout the race and entered the finish line one second off fourth place. Teammate Pol Solá has not been able to finish a race in which he had recovered from 25th to 16th position.
Moto3 Junior World Championship:
Daniel Holgado (4th / WINNER): “It's incredible, with this win we have already had four victories this season. This victory goes for my team, I want to thank them for everything they have done this weekend. We did well, the race was perfect, impressive. Achieving the fourth victory of the year is very nice.”
Scott Ogden (5th / 3rd): “I don't know where to start. It was a difficult race, the start was very good, but I didn't have a good feeling. Little by little I have been overtaking riders and in the endm we have reached the podium. I want to thank the whole team, for the work they have done for me and for giving me this opportunity, and also my father and my coach. Finishing in the top 5 in the first race was already a great result, but getting on the podium is incredible.”
David Alonso (11th / 4th): “In Barcelona we have regained confidence after a delicate situation in Valencia. In the first race I had to serve a penalty, but I have fought again with the group with which I was competing and I have continued to improve my times. This has given me confidence and made me more prepared in the second race. I was in the group and, as no one could leave, I have held back, trying to be relaxed for the end of the race. The strategy worked out quite well for me, because in the end we were fourth. It is a very good result, each time we are more prepared.”
European Talent Cup:
9th Edoardo Boggio: “I'm happy, it was a good race and we achieved the best result of the season. The race was very difficult because in the first laps the first ones were gone, but I kept fighting with the second group. In the middle of the race I had an incident and I had to come back, and on the last lap I was in front, but I was overtaken by several riders.”
Pol Solá (DNF): “We started quite well, I was on the outside and I moved up five positions. Little by little I was getting better, until there was a moment when a rider in front of me fell and broke the group. I was leading my group, trying to catch the riders in front, but in a corner, I got neutral and I went to the gravel. We have been working during the weekend and we have fought with the group, which was what we wanted, so it was a positive weekend.”