Alcoba gets the first pole of his career in the World Cup
The Spanish Jeremy Alcoba (Honda) got this Saturday the first pole position of his sports career being the fastest in the official classification for the Moto3 Dutch Grand Prix at the Assen circuit, including the fastest lap record.
Alcoba achieved a best time of 1: 41.194, with which he broke the previous absolute record of Moto3, who had since 2019 the Italian Niccolo Antonelli (Honda) with 1: 41.232.
Italian Romano Fenati (Husqvarna) took second place ahead of his compatriot Dennis Foggia (Honda), but will have to serve a long double lap penalty for irresponsible driving and aggressive behavior with his own teammate, the Spaniard. Adrian Fernandez (Husqvarna), who received the same penalty.
The first classification already started with some casualties, those of the two riders involved in the crash on the finish line of the last lap, the Italians Stefano Nepa and Ricardo Rossi, who had to be transferred to a medical center in Assen for a more intensive medical examination, as well as the Spaniard Pedro Acosta, world leader, which prevented him from contesting the second classification by being declared "unfit"
In the first classification also Spanish, Jaume Masiá, who also suffered a fall, but in his case without any consequence, was in charge of setting the initial rhythm of the first classification, ahead of Xavier Artigas (Honda), Frenchman Lorenzo Fellon (Honda) and Australian Joel Kelso (KTM), who was ultimately left out by Spanish Izan Guevara (Gasgas).
The Italian Niccolo Antonelli (KTM) was the first leader of the second classification, ahead of the British John McPhee (Honda) and Jaume Masiá, but with more than half a round ahead the changes began to take place when the Japanese Kaito Toba ( KTM), who beat Spanish Jeremy Alcoba (Honda) by four thousandths of a second, with Antonelli at nine thousandths and Italian Dennis Foggia (Honda) at 71 thousandths.
Just one lap later, Jeremy Alcoba took the lead by bending by 71 thousandths of a second, 1: 41.808, to the Japanese Toba, but with the possibility ahead of completing up to two more fast laps.
Alcove was shortly afterwards overtaken by Sergio Garcia Dols (Gasgas), who set a solo fastest lap of 1: 41.473, which was beaten in the last lap by Italian Romano Fenati (Husqvarna) by just 67 thousandths of a second, which left without the first pole position of his sporting career. , although many drivers had the opportunity to do one more lap.
And Jeremy Alcoba knew how to take advantage of the opportunity to regain first place by shooting in 1: 41.194, relegating Fenati to second position and with the Italian. Dennis Foggia third.
Sergio García Dols, Kaito Toba and the Argentine Hispanic Gabriel Rodrigo (Honda) finished in the second row, and in the third, Niccolo Antonelli (KTM), the South African Darryn Binder (Honda) and spanish Xavier Artigas (Honda). In the fourth three "illustrious" of the category, the Spanish Jaume Masiá, the British John McPhee and the Japanese Tatsuki Suzuki (Honda).