▶ David Alonso #80

  • Birth date: 25/04/2006 - Madrid - ES Age: 18
  • First race: 2021 Moto3 Emilia-Romagna GP
  • First Grand Prix: 2021 Moto3 Emilia-Romagna GP
  • First victory: 2023 Moto3 British GP
  • Last victory: 2023 Moto3 Thailand GP
  • First fast lap: 2023 Moto3 Austrian GP
  • First podium: 2023 Moto3 Spanish GP
  • Victories: 4
  • Podiums: 8
  • First race: 2021 Moto3 Emilia-Romagna GP
  • Fast laps: 3
  • Best general result: 3rd Moto3 2023
  • GP best result: 22

▶ Biography

Current Moto3 Rookie of the year, David Alonso, faces his second season in Moto3 as a CFMOTO Aspar Team rider. After a brilliant debut year, in which he finished third in the World Championship, the Colombian rider faces 2024 with great expectations.

David got on a motorbike for the first time when he was only five years old and since then his life has been linked to motorcycling. In fact, most of his sporting career has been linked to the Aspar Team, as he joined the team when he was only 11 years old. In these years, Alonso has become one of the most promising young riders trained in the Aspar Team Junior. 

Since his early days, the Colombian has enjoyed a brilliant progression: in 2018 he became Spanish 85GP champion, while in 2020 he repeated the feat in the European Talent Cup and, the following year, he did the same in the Red Bull Rookies Cup, taking six victories and a total of ten podiums. Three titles in just five seasons made him one the most successful Aspar Team Junior rider 

Being only 16 years old, in 2023, David made the jump to the Moto3 World Championship with the Aspar Team. The Colombian already knew what it was like to compete in a World Championship race, as in 2021 he took part in the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix as substituting Sergio García and a year later he competed as a wildcard in the Portuguese Grand Prix, but in 2023 the moment of truth arrived and David did not disappoint. 

In his debut season, Alonso won four races and scored another four podium finishes. The first triumph came in Great Britain. Starting last and not having raced there before, the Colombian rider made a great comeback to the first position. He returned to winning ways in Barcelona and San Marino, the circuit where he made his World Championship debut and finished last. Alonso thus made it two consecutive victories, which could have been four without the crash in Austria when he was leading. He repeated on the top step of the podium in Thailand, on a track he was not familiar with. With these results, David finished 2023 as the rookie of the year and third in the World Championship, a feat difficult to match.

Now, in 2024 he repeats in the same category and has a solid experience that makes him a strong contender for the title.