Record-pace start for David Alonso in Jerez

CFMOTO Gaviota Aspar Team rider David Alonso has been the fastest rider on the first day at the Circuito de Jerez - Ángel Nieto, where he has broken the track record in both sessions. Alonso has started like he finished in Austin and has set the pace from the first moment. In the morning session he set a time of 1:44.590, a time that improved by three tenths of a second the record of the track that had been held by Italian Andrea Migno since 2021. The young Colombian has been more than a second faster than second-placed David Muñoz. In the afternoon, Alonso once again has shown great speed on one lap, beating his own record by eight tenths of a second with a time of 1:43.710. Once again, the difference with his rivals has been notorious in a category as tight as Moto3: rookie Jacob Roulstone has finished second, nine tenths behind the CFMOTO Gaviota Aspar Team rider, and third has been Collin Veijer, who has finished more than a second behind. World Championship leader Dani Holgado has finished fourth, 1.1 seconds behind Alonso. 

Joel Esteban has finished the first day of practices at the Jerez - Ángel Nieto circuit with the thirteenth fastest time, in provisional Q2 positions. The CFMOTO Gaviota Aspar Team rider has made a big step forward throughout the day: in the morning, he had set the seventeenth fastest time, 2.4 seconds behind his teammate, while in the afternoon he has managed to stop the clock at 1:45.493 and cut the gap to the first rider to 1.7 seconds. Esteban is satisfied with his progress, but is aware that he has room for improvement, especially on a single lap. 

1st David Alonso (1:43.710): "Getting down to 1:43 is important, but the most important thing is the pace. I have felt good from the beginning and the track has been in good conditions. It is true that I put on a new tyre to get the time, but the main concern has been to run well on used tyres, because tyre management is going to be key here and the last laps are going to be tough."

13th Joel Esteban (+1.783): "I am happy with the first day. I have ridden alone and I feel better than in the test. I have to improve on one lap because I still make some mistakes. With today's time, for the moment, we are in Q2, which is important because tomorrow there are rain forecast."