Alonso López achieves first Moto3 podium in Buriram

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The Repsol rider finishes third at the Thai Grand Prix and takes the podium for the first time in his World Championship career. Sergio García fights back to finish in the points, in fourteenth.

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Alonso López achieves first Moto3 podium in Buriram

Alonso López made a good start from fifth place on the grid, leading the race on the first lap and staying inside the lead group throughout the contest.

The Repsol rider entered the last lap in second position, and although he led the way for a few moments, he finally crossed the finish line in third place, getting his first podium in the World Championship.

Starting from fifteenth place, Sergio García did not get a good start, but climbed up the order to to re-enter the points on lap 14. Although he was given a penalty for exceeding the track limits, García earned two points for placing 14th.


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Moto3 2019 Thai GP – Rider statements

Alonso López

I feel very good; I’m very happy to have achieved my first podium in the World Championship. I have worked very hard throughout this season, and although it’s true that sometimes this effort has not been focused in the right direction, today’s podium is a reward for us. After the good result at Aragón, I needed to continue on this positive path, especially at a circuit where I struggled a lot last year.

The race was very intense from the start, with a lot of overtaking and some riders riding at the limit. I want to dedicate this podium to my team, to my family and to all the people who have supported me in difficult times.

Sergio García

We didn’t start today’s race with confidence, something which was a problem during the entire weekend. We still haven’t found the issue that prevents me from going a little faster; We have to keep working to fix it.

The start of the race went well and I was able to ride at the back of the front group, but I struggled a lot. In addition, I was penalised for exceeding the track limits; I was riding on the limit during the entire race. The positive thing I can take from this Grand Prix is that you can never give up; We have to keep fighting.

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