The Colombian has won three titles as a junior GASGAS Aspar Team rider and in 2023 he will make his debut as a permanent World Championship rider
David Alonso (2006) will make the leap to the Moto3 World Championship in 2023, confirming the good work of the Aspar Team Junior in recent years. Alonso will arrive at the World Championship with three titles to his credit and with the aim of continuing to learn in order to fight for the top positions soon. Alonso has already competed twice in the World Championship, once in 2021 as a substitute for injured Sergio García and another in 2022, in Portugal, as a wildcard rider.
Alonso first raced for the Aspar Team Junior in the last round of the 2017 Spanish Championship and already in 2018 he won his first championship title, in the 85GP category. The following season he climbed to the European Talent Cup, where he was champion in 2020. A year later, the Colombian rider also won the Red Bull Rookies Cup, a competition that he combined with the JuniorGP, where he currently races. He now has a new challenge ahead of him in 2023, when he will make his debut as a permanent World Championship rider with the GASGAS Aspar Team and with Ryusei Yamanaka as his teammate.
The Colombian joins riders such as Albert Arenas, Izan Guevara, Dani Holgado, Iván Ortolá, Raúl Fernández, Carlos Tatay, Álex Escrig or Barry Baltus, all of them former members of the Aspar Team Junior who have made the leap to the World Championship since the 2016 season.
Jorge Martínez “Aspar”: “David Alonso is one more proof of the hard work we are doing with the young drivers from the base with the Aspar Team Junior. We have been working with David since 2018, when he was still 11 years old, and now, in his sixth season with us, we can finally make the leap to the World Cup. He has all the values that we want to transmit in the team, he has learned and has been training from the hand of the entire human team of the Aspar Team Junior and, especially, Nico Terol. We really want to continue working with him and see what we can achieve together in the World Cup”.
David Alonso: “I am very happy and proud to be able to ride in the World Championship, it is a dream that all riders have had since they are young and that I can fulfill thanks to the GASGAS Aspar Team. I have competed with the team since 2018, together we have been Spanish champions, European champions and Red Bull Rookies Cup champions, and now we have to go one step further. These last two years we have raced in the JuniorGP and now we are closing a stage full of learning that will allow us to face the move to the World Championship with guarantees. We will start this new stage without pressure: I have already ridden twice in the World Championship, but now I will do it as a permanent rider and I will have to continue adding experience in many circuits that I do not know, but I am sure it will be a good year.”