Moto3 Italy, Race: Alonso Wins Restarted Italian GP


The Moto3 Italy round in 2024 marks the seventh round of the championship. After his fourth win of the season at the Moto3 Catalan Grand Prix, David Alonso leads the riders’ standings by 14 points.

Grand Prix

David Alonso won a red-flagged and shortened Moto3 Italian Grand Prix, despite strong pace from Collin Veijer.

Alonso made the holeshot, and led a breakaway of the top six which had distanced themselves from the rest by lap five.

David Alonso leads 2024 Moto3 Italian Grand Prix. Credit Gold and Goose.

He was headed at several points, and his breakaway attempts were mostly foiled by Collin Veijer, who was the only rider who could not only stay on Alonso’s pace but also close a gap to the Colombian.

However, when Alonso hit the front on lap eight, Veijer was pushed to the back of the group and the chase of the #80 CFMoto Aspar rider was now led by Ryusi Yamanaka.

Alonso didn’t drop the group completely, but he led by 0.7 seconds onto the penultimate lap.

By now Veijer was back at the front of the chasing group, and back-to-back fastest laps on laps nine and 10 meant he was still in contention with Alonso – 0.4 seconds separated them with one lap to go.

Alonso was equal to Veijer’s challenge, though, and led onto the pit straight, where the finish line proved too close to the final corner for the Dutchman.

Alonso’s victory was his fifth from the first seven races, while Veijer’s podium was his second in the last three. Ryusei Yamanaka completed the podium, his first top three finish in Grand Prix racing.

Ivan Ortola had third place seemingly locked down, but he crashed on the final lap at turn 12. The Spaniard remounted and finished sixth, behind Taiyo Furusato and David Munoz in fourth and fifth, respectively, but ahead of Luca Lunetta who finished seventh.

Adrian Fernandez, Jacob Roulstone, and Matteo Bertelle completed the top 10.

It was a poor day for Dani Holgado who finished 14th after being judged by the MotoGP Stewards to be at fault for an incident in the first turn that led to crashes for Jose Antonio Rueda and Stefano Nepa. Nepa retired, but Rueda got back on and finished 15th.

Alonso also made the holeshot on the first start, and led the whole way of the initial race. The red flag came out on lap four for an incident on lap three involving Filippo Farioli and Xabi Zurutuza on the exit of Arrabbiata 2 which left Zurutuza requiring medical assistance. Both Farioli and Zurutuza were reported as conscious and okay, the 16-year-old Spaniard needing an ambulance to be taken to the circuit medical centre. Zurutuza was later confirmed as having suffered back trauma, and was transferred to hospital.

2024 Moto3 Italian Grand Prix | Autodromo Internazionale del Mugello | Grand Prix Result | Rd 7/21
Pos Rider Nat. Moto3 Team Manufacturer Timing
1 David Alonso COL CFMoto Aspar Team CFMoto WIN
2 Collin Veijer NED Liqui Moly Husqvarna Intact GP Husqvarna 0.142
3 Ryusei Yamanaka JAP MT Helmets MSI KTM 1.253
4 Taiyo Furusato JAP Honda Team Asia Honda 1.700
5 David Munoz ESP BOE Motorsports KTM 5.399
6 Ivan Ortola ESP MT Helmets MSI KTM 12.556
7 Luca Lunetta ITA SIC58 Squadra Corse Honda 13.839
8 Adrian Fernandez ESP Leopard Racing Honda 13.971
9 Jacob Roulstone AUS Red Bull GasGas Tech3 GasGas 14.099
10 Matteo Bertelle ITA Rivacold Snipers Team Honda 14.106
11 Angel Piqueras ESP Leopard Racing Honda 14.299
12 Joel Kelso AUS BOE Motorsports KTM 14.335
13 Riccardo Rossi ITA CIP Green Power KTM 16.899
14 Dani Holgado ESP Red Bull GasGas Tech3 GasGas 22.031
15 Jose Antonio Rueda ESP Red Bull KTM Ajo KTM 22.091
16 Nicola Carraro ESP MTA Team KTM 22.122
17 Scott Ogden GBR MLav Racing Honda 22.205
18 Joel Esteban ESP CFMoto Aspar Team CFMoto 22.259
19 Filippo Farioli ITA SIC58 Squadra Corse Honda 25.656
20 Noah Dettwiler SUI CIP Green Power KTM 25.857
21 David Almansa ESP Rivacold Snipers Team Honda 33.633
22 Tatchakorn Buasri THA Honda Team Asia Honda 37.688
23 Josh Whatley GBR MLav Racing Honda 53.010
DNF Xabi Zurutuza ESP Red Bull KTM Ajo KTM DNF
DNF Stefano Nepa ITA MTA Team KTM DNF
DNF Tatsuki Suzuki JAP Liqui Moly Husqvarna Intact GP Husqvarna DNF

Qualifying

David Alonso, 2024 Moto3 Italian Grand Prix. Credit: Impact Images.

David Alonso put on a determined display to take pole position for the Moto3 Italy Grand Prix.

The Colombian had broken the lap record in each of the three practice sessions, but that gave the prompt to Ivan Ortola to seek out Alonso’s slipstream in qualifying.

David Alonso, 2024 Moto3 Italian Grand Prix. Credit: Gold and Goose.

Ortola used that to take provisional pole from Alonso for almost the duration of the session, but a mistake from the Spaniard on the penultimate lap cost him crucial distance to his rival, just as Alonso started what would be his best lap of the session.

Although he could not dip into the 1:53s as he did in P2, Alonso’s 1:54.194 was enough to take pole, and mean that he will enter tomorrow’s race as the only rider to top a session this weekend in the Moto3 class.

Ortola’s tactics were dubious but intelligent. Not only did he use Alonso as a tow and marker, he also upset the Colombian’s rhythm and got slightly into his head. Clearly, Alonso’s mental strength is superb, but credit has to go to Ortola for doing all he could to disrupt a rider who he knows is faster than himself.

Jose Antonio Rueda completed the top three, ahead of Collin Veijer who crashed on his final lap. Dani Holgado and Luca Lunetta join Veijer on the second row.

Jacob Roulstone was seventh, ahead of Taiyo Furusato and Joel Kelso on the third row, while Riccardo Rossi completed the qualifying top 10. Xabi Zurutuza and Stefano Nepa join the #54 on row four.

2024 Moto3 Italian Grand Prix | Autodromo Internazionale del Mugello | Qualifying Result | Rd 7/21
Pos Rider Nat. Moto3 Team Manufacturer Timing
1 David Alonso COL CFMoto Aspar Team CFMoto 1:54.194
2 Ivan Ortola ESP MT Helmets MSI KTM 1:54.441
3 Jose Antonio Rueda ESP Red Bull KTM Ajo KTM 1:54.797
4 Collin Veijer NED Liqui Moly Husqvarna Intact GP Husqvarna 1:54.906
5 Dani Holgado ESP Red Bull GasGas Tech3 GasGas 1:55.112
6 Luca Lunetta ITA SIC58 Squadra Corse Honda 1:55.136
7 Jacob Roulstone AUS Red Bull GasGas Tech3 GasGas 1:55.209
8 Taiyo Furusato JAP Honda Team Asia Honda 1:55.251
9 Joel Kelso AUS BOE Motorsports KTM 1:55.464
10 Riccardo Rossi ITA CIP Green Power KTM 1:55.492
11 Xabi Zurutuza ESP Red Bull KTM Ajo KTM 1:55.590
12 Stefano Nepa ITA MTA Team KTM 1:55.654
13 Ryusei Yamanaka JAP MT Helmets MSI KTM 1:55.760
14 David Munoz ESP BOE Motorsports KTM 1:55.850
15 Tatsuki Suzuki JAP Liqui Moly Husqvarna Intact GP Husqvarna 1:55.900
16 Filippo Farioli ITA SIC58 Squadra Corse Honda 1:55.966
17 Adrian Fernandez ESP Leopard Racing Honda 1:56.270
18 Scott Ogden GBR MLav Racing Honda 1:57.101
19 Joel Esteban ESP CFMoto Aspar Team CFMoto 1:56.856
20 Angel Piqueras ESP Leopard Racing Honda 1:56.921
21 Nicola Carraro ESP MTA Team KTM 1:56.946
22 Matteo Bertelle ITA Rivacold Snipers Team Honda 1:57.058
23 Josh Whatley GBR MLav Racing Honda 1:57.114
24 David Almansa ESP Rivacold Snipers Team Honda 1:57.148
25 Tatchakorn Buasri THA Honda Team Asia Honda 1:57.834
26 Noah Dettwiler SUI CIP Green Power KTM 1:58.214

P2

Another new lap record was set by David Alonso at Mugello, almost two seconds faster than the existing record coming into the weekend.

Before 2024, no one had ridden a Moto3 bike around Mugello in less than 1:56, and yet Alonso is in the 1:53s after Practice 2.

Alonso was once again in a second of his own, the only rider in the 53s. Ryusei Yamanaka and Collin Veijer were second and third, ahead of Stefano Nepa, Ivan Ortola, and Jose Antonio Rueda who completed the top six, Rueda that final rider in the 1:54s.

Adrian Fernandez was seventh, ahead of Jacob Roulstone, Tatstuki Suzuki, and Taiyo Furusato. Riccardo Rossi, Xabi Zurutuza, Dani Holgado, and Luca Lunetta took the final four direct Q2 spots.

2024 Moto3 Italian Grand Prix | Autodromo Internazionale del Mugello | P2 Results | Rd 7/21
Pos Rider Nat. Moto3 Team Manufacturer Timing
1 David Alonso COL CFMoto Aspar Team CFMoto 1:53.926
2 Ryusei Yamanaka JAP MT Helmets MSI KTM 1:54.646
3 Collin Veijer NED Liqui Moly Husqvarna Intact GP Husqvarna 1:54.715
4 Stefano Nepa ITA MTA Team KTM 1:54.845
5 Ivan Ortola ESP MT Helmets MSI KTM 1:54.914
6 Jose Antonio Rueda ESP Red Bull KTM Ajo KTM 1:54.969
7 Adrian Fernandez ESP Leopard Racing Honda 1:55.154
8 Jacob Roulstone AUS Red Bull GasGas Tech3 GasGas 1:55.208
9 Tatsuki Suzuki JAP Liqui Moly Husqvarna Intact GP Husqvarna 1:55.235
10 Taiyo Furusato JAP Honda Team Asia Honda 1:55.363
11 Riccardo Rossi ITA CIP Green Power KTM 1:55.412
12 Xabi Zurutuza ESP Red Bull KTM Ajo KTM 1:55.466
13 Dani Holgado ESP Red Bull GasGas Tech3 GasGas 1:55.489
14 Luca Lunetta ITA SIC58 Squadra Corse Honda 1:55.668
15 Filippo Farioli ITA SIC58 Squadra Corse Honda 1:55.681
16 Matteo Bertelle ITA Rivacold Snipers Team Honda 1:55.692
17 Joel Kelso AUS BOE Motorsports KTM 1:55.842
18 Angel Piqueras ESP Leopard Racing Honda 1:55.931
19 Scott Ogden GBR MLav Racing Honda 1:56.056
20 David Munoz ESP BOE Motorsports KTM 1:56.219
21 Nicola Carraro ESP MTA Team KTM 1:56.261
22 Joel Esteban ESP CFMoto Aspar Team CFMoto 1:56.406
23 David Almansa ESP Rivacold Snipers Team Honda 1:56.549
24 Josh Whatley GBR MLav Racing Honda 1:57.294
25 Tatchakorn Buasri THA Honda Team Asia Honda 1:58.283
26 Noah Dettwiler SUI CIP Green Power KTM 1:58.303

P1

David Alonso, 2024 Moto3 Italian Grand Prix. Credit: Gold and Goose.

David Alonso was fastest once again in Moto3 Practice 1 at Mugello. The Colombian was almost 1.2 seconds faster than the lap record he set in Free Practice, and over 0.5 seconds clear of the field.

The lap record coming into this weekend was a 1:56.001, but Alonso has now lowered that to a 1:54.671, and only two other riders were below the 1:56 barrier in Moto3 P1: Collin Vijer and Ryusei Yamanaka.

In fourth place was Jose Antonio Rueda, while Luca Lunetta continued his impressive form from both the morning and from Catalunya to finish the day in fifth place, and Ivan Ortola rounded out the top six.

Stefano Nepa was seventh, ahead of Joel Kelso, Adrian Fernandez, and Jacob Roulstone.

2024 Moto3 Italian Grand Prix | Autodromo Internazionale del Mugello | P1 Results | Rd 7/21
Pos Rider Nat. Moto3 Team Manufacturer Timing
1 David Alonso COL CFMoto Aspar Team CFMoto 1:54.671
2 Collin Veijer NED Liqui Moly Husqvarna Intact GP Husqvarna 1:55.207
3 Ryusei Yamanaka JAP MT Helmets MSI KTM 1:55.368
4 Jose Antonio Rueda ESP Red Bull KTM Ajo KTM 1:56.088
5 Luca Lunetta ITA SIC58 Squadra Corse Honda 1:56.143
6 Ivan Ortola ESP MT Helmets MSI KTM 1:56.160
7 Stefano Nepa ITA MTA Team KTM 1:56.224
8 Joel Kelso AUS BOE Motorsports KTM 1:56.237
9 Adrian Fernandez ESP Leopard Racing Honda 1:56.291
10 Jacob Roulstone AUS Red Bull GasGas Tech3 GasGas 1:56.297
11 Tatsuki Suzuki JAP Liqui Moly Husqvarna Intact GP Husqvarna 1:56.392
12 David Munoz ESP BOE Motorsports KTM 1:56.498
13 Filippo Farioli ITA SIC58 Squadra Corse Honda 1:56.548
14 Scott Ogden GBR MLav Racing Honda 1:56.565
15 Angel Piqueras ESP Leopard Racing Honda 1:56.706
16 Xabi Zurutuza ESP Red Bull KTM Ajo KTM 1:56.791
17 Dani Holgado ESP Red Bull GasGas Tech3 GasGas 1:56.862
18 Taiyo Furusato JAP Honda Team Asia Honda 1:56.901
19 Matteo Bertelle ITA Rivacold Snipers Team Honda 1:57.014
20 David Almansa ESP Rivacold Snipers Team Honda 1:57.132
21 Noah Dettwiler SUI CIP Green Power KTM 1:57.281
22 Riccardo Rossi ITA CIP Green Power KTM 1:57.325
23 Nicola Carraro ESP MTA Team KTM 1:57.345
24 Josh Whatley GBR MLav Racing Honda 1:57.944
25 Joel Esteban ESP CFMoto Aspar Team CFMoto 1:58.107
26 Tatchakorn Buasri THA Honda Team Asia Honda 1:58.516

Free Practice

David Alonso, 2024 Moto3 Catalan Grand Prix. Credit: Gold and Goose.

David Alonso topped his 19th session from the last 21 in Moto3 Free Practice at Mugello, once again taking an advantage of more than one second over second place.

Despite some damp patches around the circuit, Alonso was under the Moto3 lap record by the end of Free Practice, and the only rider in the 1:55s. To put his advantage into real perspective, only Ryusei Yamanaka was able to lap in the 1:56s.

Behind Yamanaka, Jose Antonio Rueda was third, and Dani Holgado fourth, 1.3 seconds down on Alonso. Holgado was ahead of Stefano Nepa and Xabi Zurutuza who rounded out the top six, while David Munoz, Luca Lunetta, Collin Veijer, and Matteo Bertelle completed the top 10.

2024 Moto3 Italian Grand Prix | Autodromo Internazionale del Mugello | FP Results | Rd 7/21
Pos Rider Nat. Moto3 Team Manufacturer Timing
1 David Alonso COL CFMoto Aspar Team CFMoto 1:55.818
2 Ryusei Yamanaka JAP MT Helmets MSI KTM 1:56.886
3 Jose Antonio Rueda ESP Red Bull KTM Ajo KTM 1:57.050
4 Dani Holgado ESP Red Bull GasGas Tech3 GasGas 1:57.139
5 Stefano Nepa ITA MTA Team KTM 1:57.279
6 Xabi Zurutuza ESP Red Bull KTM Ajo KTM 1:57.477
7 David Munoz ESP BOE Motorsports KTM 1:57.513
8 Luca Lunetta ITA SIC58 Squadra Corse Honda 1:57.539
9 Collin Veijer NED Liqui Moly Husqvarna Intact GP Husqvarna 1:57.669
10 Matteo Bertelle ITA Rivacold Snipers Team Honda 1:57.678
11 Joel Kelso AUS BOE Motorsports KTM 1:57.718
12 Ivan Ortola ESP MT Helmets MSI KTM 1:57.803
13 Taiyo Furusato JAP Honda Team Asia Honda 1:57.846
14 Joel Esteban ESP CFMoto Aspar Team CFMoto 1:57.875
15 Riccardo Rossi ITA CIP Green Power KTM 1:57.896
16 Adrian Fernandez ESP Leopard Racing Honda 1:57.962
17 Scott Ogden GBR MLav Racing Honda 1:57.982
18 David Almansa ESP Rivacold Snipers Team Honda 1:58.113
19 Tatsuki Suzuki JAP Liqui Moly Husqvarna Intact GP Husqvarna 1:58.119
20 Jacob Roulstone AUS Red Bull GasGas Tech3 GasGas 1:58.713
21 Angel Piqueras ESP Leopard Racing Honda 1:58.724
22 Tatchakorn Buasri THA Honda Team Asia Honda 1:58.813
23 Nicola Carraro ESP MTA Team KTM 1:58.863
24 Noah Dettwiler SUI CIP Green Power KTM 1:59.644
25 Filippo Farioli ITA SIC58 Squadra Corse Honda 1:59.747
26 Josh Whatley GBR MLav Racing Honda 1:59.942



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