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Dani Holgado, David Muñoz and David Alonso flashed across the line at the end of a fabulously intense Race 1 at Aragon. Third place gave the 2021 Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup to Alonso.
The Colombian 15-year-old had fought for the race win all the way in what distilled into a 5 KTM lead battle but Poleman Holgado, the 16-year-old Spaniard, had the edge on the final lap. Going into the penultimate race only Muñoz could challenge Alonso for the Cup and he put everything into it but Alonso only really needed a handful of points to take the title.
David Muñoz has locked out second place in the title chase, the same position he finished last season. Holgado is secure in third, he was 5th last year and Alonso 4th.
Red Bull Rookies Cup: Race 1 in Aragon
Holgado happy for himself and Alonso
“I am very happy for my race and my second victory of the season. I did a good job yesterday and today the race was amazing for me.”
“It was a very fast race and I am happy to be the winner. Thanks to my team and to my family for the support. Congratulations to my teammate David (Alonso) for winning the Cup, thanks to all. Pole yesterday, a win today and I hope another one tomorrow, it's possible.”
Alonso takes the Cup
“I feel so surprised, finally we did it. This second year, after one year of learning, this year to win the championship and that is what we did.
“About the race, it was a difficult race because all the weekend I was strong but today, maybe because of the pressure, I was a little bit less strong. I managed as best as I can and I could win the championship.
“It's amazing, all the effort that I made and also winning it today is very good because tomorrow I can enjoy the race. Nothing much more to say really, I think that tonight I will be very happy.”
Muñoz second in race and Cup
“Second place is very good for me. I am also second in the championship and that is also good. Thanks to the Rookies Cup and everyone who supports me. One more race tomorrow and I will go for the win.”
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