Alonso continues on a hot streak and takes his third consecutive pole position

The CFMOTO Gaviota Aspar Team rider has led all the sessions of the weekend and, once again, has beaten the track record

CFMOTO Gaviota Aspar Team rider David Alonso has shone in the French Grand Prix qualifying to take pole position at the Le Mans circuit, his third in a row. Alonso, once again, has led all the sessions of the weekend and has achieved the pole position after beating the track record that he had set in the last practice session by stopping the clock in 1:40.114. In qualifying, the temperature has risen significantly in Le Mans, which has changed the track conditions. Despite this, Alonso has been able to adapt to the situation and in his last attempt, already on the chequered flag, he has managed to take the lead. The young Colombian will fight for his third victory of the season from pole position tomorrow, but his rivals will not make it easy for him. World Championship leader Dani Holgado has finished only eleven thousandths behind the CFMOTO Gaviota Aspar Team rider and will start second tomorrow, while José Antonio Rueda will complete the front row of the grid. 

Joel Esteban will start from seventeenth position. The CFMOTO Gaviota Aspar Team rider has achieved one of his objectives for the weekend by going straight into Q2. However, he has been unable to replicate the good lap time achieved in practice and has ended more than a second off pole position. Esteban will fight tomorrow to make a comeback in the race aiming to fight with the leading group. 

1st David Alonso 1:40.114: "The temperature has risen and it has been noticeable on track. At the first stint, with the first tyre, I have struggled because the conditions had changed. I have made a lot of mistakes at the beginning, but then I have been able to understand the situation and, with the second tyre, I have managed to close a good lap. We have to see what the weather will be like tomorrow. If it rains, it will be something new for everyone. If it is dry, the tyres seem to be holding up well, but there is always the unknown with the last five laps."

17th Joel Esteban 1:41.365 (+1.251): "It has been a good day. In the morning, in the last practice session, I have managed to be fast and I have finished fifth. In Q2, I could not set a good time. Tomorrow we will start from seventeenth position and we will try to fight with the leading group."