At the French Grand Prix, an amazing Alonso López finished the race with a solid third place, marking his third podium of the season, while Aldeguer crossed the finish line in eighth position after taking a long lap penalty.
After an impeccable start, the number 21 reaches the first position leaving behind Arbolino and Acosta. Unfortunately, the race was stopped due to multiple crashes at turn five, less than three laps before the lights went out. The race direction announces that the quick restart procedure will start again for a total of 14 laps. Back on track, Alonso got off to a good start with his Boscoscuro, remaining in the leading group. After Acosta’s crash he finds himself fighting with Salac arriving at the finish line in third position. The Madrilenian thus returns to celebrate the third step of the podium and for the second time in a row demonstrating to everyone that he is one of the protagonists of this Championship.
Even Aldeguer, who started from the fourth row of the starting grid, leaps extraordinarily from P11 to P4 and what could have been the start of an excellent race is instead cut short by the red flag. In the second start, Fermín finds a few more complications in making his way among the other riders but still concludes a solid race even after performing a long lap on the ninth lap. Despite this, he does not lose the group and ends his race in P8.
ALONSO LÓPEZ #21: 3rd
“In this race I tried to keep calm as much as possible; I’m happy with how we handled it and the result we got. Now we keep working to try to improve even more and get even better results. Thanks to my team for the work done.”
( source : https://www.teamspeedup.it/terzogradinolopezaldeguerp8gpfrancia2023/ )
Ivan Ortola wins again in Moto3 Spanish GP 2023
NHK Helmet – After winning in Austin, Texas, Ivan Ortola won a race again in the Moto3 world championship, after hitting David Alonso on the line at the Spanish Grand Prix.
Holeshot to Deniz Oncu, with Dani Holgado in second. Ryusei Yamanaka was third in the group of leaders, also made up of Ivan Ortola, Romano Fenati or Xavier Artigas, for example. Jose Antonio Rueda and Jaume Masia were also among the first.
Going into lap three Holgado was leading the race, with Ortola in second and Oncu in third. As is so often the case in racing in the category, the front group was made up of several riders, all of whom were capable of moving from sixth or seventh to first – and vice versa – and every corner.
Yamanaka had to retire with a gearbox problem when he was second and it looked like it was only a matter of time before he moved to the front of the race. David Salvador suffered a violent highside at turn six at this stage, at a time when the head of the race was undergoing changes again. After eight of 19 laps like this, the top five were: Masia, Holgado, Ortola, Artigas, David Alonso, Rueda, Oncu, Ayumu Sasaki, Tatsuki Suzuki and Kaito Toba.
With eight laps to go the leading group had six riders, with Holgado leading followed by Masia. Ortola, Alonso, Artigas and Rueda were changing positions in the lead of the race.
Kaito Toba crashed with five laps to go, when the leading group now consisted of nine riders. Deniz Oncu, one of the strongest throughout the race, was sanctioned with a Long Lap for exceeding the track limits a second time. The first had been in the early stages of the race and earned him a warning, but the second, already in the last third of the race, ended up costing him what looked like at least a podium or a top five.
Masia was leading at the entrance to the last lap but before the end he had moved into fourth … before managing to return to third place, where he ended up. Ahead of him were David Alonso and the winner, Ivan Ortola.
( source : https://www.motorcyclesports.net/index.php/articles/full-heart-rate-racing-at-the-best-ivan-ortola-wins-for-the-first-time-in-a-race-with-a-hot-finish-in-moto3 )
IT’S ALONSHOW AT THE ARGENTINA GRAND PRIX
Alonso López Finish Second Place
NHK Helmet – Alonso López takes the BETA TOOLS SpeedUp team to the second step of the podium at the Grand Prix of Argentina, concluding an excellent weekend, while Aldeguer crosses the line fifteenth.
At the Termas de Rio Hondo circuit is AlonShow; the number 21 is back to show with a race as a protagonist.
Not a perfect start from the pole in which Alonso lost four positions but very cleverly recovered in a short time and was already in the lead on the second lap. Despite the difficult track conditions, López maintained the first position with Arbolino and Dixon on his heels until three laps from the end in which Arbolino managed to find space and took first place. Alonso stayed behind him, but with the wet track he decided not to take too many risks, finishing the race with a second place that is worth a lot.
Alonso López race with a wet track in Argentina Grand Prix.
For Fermín a very difficult start to the race conditioned by a subdued start and the loss of many positions, twenty-third at the end of the first lap. The sensations on his Boscoscuro bike didn’t give him the confidence to overtake at first until the number 54 found a good race pace that allowed him to recover multiple positions arriving fifteenth at the Argentine finish line.
ALONSO LÓPEZ #21: 2nd
“I didn’t expect such a race! I’ve always been fast in the wet in Moto2, but I have to say that it has always cost me a lot. Today, as soon as I was able, I took the lead of the group setting my pace, but with a wet track it was very difficult to brake in some points. Second place is worth gold to me after the crash in Portimão, even though I know for sure that without that mistake we could have won!”.
( source : https://www.teamspeedup.it/second-place-argentina-2023-lopez/ )
Alex Escrig (Yamaha Philippines Stylobike Racing Team) Finish Second Place in the Moto2 European Championship, Valencia.
NHK Helmet – The 2022 season of the Moto2 European Championship and European Talent Cup came to an end with the final round at the Ricardo Tormo Circuit.
Alex Escrig in Circuit Ricardo Tormo, Valencia.
In the Moto2™ ECh category, it was a fine display by Lukas Tulovic; the German rider, already crowned Champion and with a move to Moto2™ World Championship action in 2023, had to come from third on the grid but off the start, dropped to fifth place. He soon picked off Yeraz Ruiz (FAU55 TEY Racing) and Roberto Garcia (Cardoso Racing) to go third, before sitting behind Senna Agius (Promoracing) and Alex Escrig (Yamaha Philippines Stylobike Racing Team). Tulovic got ahead of them both in the final six laps, with Escrig chasing Tulovic once he cleared Agius but to no avail, as the German taking a seventh win of 2022, finishing inside the top two in every race throughout a memorable Championship campaign. Behind him in the standings, Agius was a proud second for Australia whilst Spanish rider Escrig took third. Consistency was key in the Stock class, as Daniel Muñoz (SP57 Racing Team) won again, but Marco Tapia (Easyrace Team) took the title.
Incredible Podium for Alex Escrig, Second Place in Valencia.
Alonso Lopez finish second place in Malaysian GP
NHK Helmet – At the Sepang International Circuit the Beta Tools SpeedUp team took the fifth podium of the season with another superlative race of Alonso López who climbed to the second step of the Malaysian podium. Aldeguer finished his first Malaysian Grand Prix in top ten.
He is still on the podium, Alonso López and he did so managing very well a race that on paper seemed more complicated than usual for him and his Boscoscuro bike. From tenth position on the grid to third after a few corners from the start, as always Alonso made no mistake, recovering 7 positions. Bagarre with Gonzalez in the middle of the race in which he went in third position and a little from the end, with Ogura out of the game, he passed second the finish line, sealing his incredible fifth podium.
Alonso López with his new livery helmet from NHK Helmet.
A superb start also for Aldeguer who jumped from sixteenth position to p7. The Beta Tools SpeedUp rider, despite the difficulties encountered during the whole weekend, was able to manage his race well by crossing for the first time the Malaysian finish line in tenth position.
ALONSO LÓPEZ #21: 2nd
“Really happy for this podium, the third in the last four races! My bike is fine, but maybe today wasn’t the best day of both and I did what I could. At the beginning it was really impossible to keep pace with Ai and Tony because they were really too fast, but I think I managed the race very well by taking some risks but getting straight to the goal. I thank the team for the excellent work we are doing together, see you in Valencia!”.
( source : https://www.teamspeedup.it/race-podium-malaysiangp-22/ )
José Antonio Rueda, FIM JuniorGP™ World Champion
- The Andalusian driver mathematically took the title at the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli after crossing the checkered flag second.
- His teammate Ángel Piqueras also got on the podium, in third position, after completing one of his best races of the year.
- “With this world title we have reached the best moment of recent years. And I am sure that we are going to continue along this line thanks to the support of Estrella Galicia 0,0, Motul and the rest of the sponsors”, says Jaime Serrano, CEO of the team.
At just 16 years old and after a season as a true leader, scoring points in each and every one of the races held to date, José Antonio Rueda was proclaimed world champion of the FIM JuniorGP™ with one more podium in his account, the eighth of the year. A more than deserved result for the rider from Los Palacios and Villafranca (Seville), who at the famous Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli shared the podium with his teammate Ángel Piqueras, third, in a weekend to frame and celebrate in the Team Galician Star 0.0. After the summer break, the San Marino Grand Prix was the scene of the sixth round of the season, where the JuniorGP™ riders shared the spotlight with those of the MotoGP™ World Championship. It was Rueda’s first match point to win the title, and he left no room for doubt.
The Andalusian, who started from the front row of the grid together with his teammate Piqueras, went out to win and quickly took the lead, with the intention of setting the tone for the race as he has done so many times this season. However, this time, a compact group of six pilots gave him no respite. The dance of positions and changes of leader left a very exciting race that was not resolved until the last lap, when Filippo Farioli took the victory ahead of José Antonio Rueda, a result that crowned him with the world title of the category.
The also Team Estrella Galicia 0,0 rider, Ángel Piqueras, completed the podium in Misano, after serving a Long Lap Penalty with four laps to go and coming back to the third final position. One of the best races of the season for the Valencian driver, who remains fifth in the general classification, just eleven points behind the runner-up, which David Salvador currently occupies. For his part, the third member of the Spanish team, the Uruguayan Facundo Llambías, finished in 11th position, in what was only the second race after his ulna injury.
“We have worked very hard all season to be able to win the title and I am very happy for all the efforts of my team. It has been an incredible day, everything has gone well and I am very excited. I dedicate this title to Hugo Millán”, explained Rueda a few minutes after putting his name on the list of winners of the category. A trophy that the Sevillian rider received in the highest drawer from the hands of the 2021 MotoGP™ world champion, Fabio Quartararo. Precisely, the French rider was the last FIM CEV champion with Estrella Galicia 0.0 and Monlau in 2014.
How could it be otherwise, joy took over the Team Estrella Galicia 0.0 box, after reaping the title as a result of many months of collective work. “The resumption of the championship could not have gone better. We are very satisfied and proud with this world title won by José Antonio Rueda. He has had a spectacular year, getting on the podium in practically all the races and with some very solid victories, which confirms the great work of the whole team. Thanks to all the members and the support of Estrella Galicia 0,0, Motul and all the sponsors, we have reached the best moment in recent years. And I am sure that we are going to continue in this line”, affirms Jaime Serrano, CEO of the team.
A tone similar to that shown by Kev Coghlan, Team Manager: “This title is very important for the team. The changes in recent years have been very positive and we are on the right track. Without a doubt, this title will open many doors for Rueda, since he has shown that he is not just any rider. I also want to highlight the race of Piqueras, who went from less to more and made an incredible comeback in the last laps after serving the penalty, as well as that of Facundo Llambías, who has regained his confidence from the beginning of the year. The entire Estrella Galicia 0.0 Team has worked very hard during the year, especially in winter, to achieve these results”.
Regarding the Malaysian team SIC Racing, to which Monlau Motul Technical School offers technical support, Syarifuddin Azman was once again in the fight for the top positions, and managed to finish in sixth position. After the Misano test, the FIM JuniorGP™ faces the last two appointments on the calendar, both in Spanish territory. The most immediate, at MotorLand Aragón, on October 9, where the Estrella Galicia 0.0 Team will be present at the JuniorGP™ race and at the two European Talent Cup races.
( source : https://monlau-motorsport.com/jose-antonio-rueda-campeon-del-mundo-del-fim-juniorgp-con-el-team-estrella-galicia-00/ )