The Moto3 Junior World Championship round at Barcelona was almost perfect for Jeremy Alcoba. The rider from Tortosa crossed the line first in both races, although a harsh penalty in the first race saw him classified third.
In the second race, there was no doubt as he beat Barry Baltus and Xavier Artigas to the chequered flag without further incident.
It has been more than two years since he last won a race in the Moto3 Junior World Championship. That victory was at Albacete in the first round of the 2017 season. After his switch from the Junior Team Estrella Galicia to LaGlisse Academy at the beginning of the year, he has shown he is still a race winner and it must be only a matter of time before one of the World Moto3 teams gives him an opportunity.
He is one of the favourites for the Moto3 JWC this year and perhaps the crown is what he needs to get himself noticed by a team at world level.
After the results of this Sunday, Alcoba now leads the Junior World Championship of Moto3 with 98 points and is six ahead of Barry Baltus in second place.
I am quite happy with how the day has gone. I do not agree with what happened in the first race, because the penalty had been met, but this has motivated me towards the second race. I have shown that I could have won both. I am very happy with the work the team has done. I needed this victory to get rid of that weight, because I had not won for two years and I have also finished first in the two races. I want to thank the team and all the people who have supported me. I want to continue winning more races, to see if at MotorLand Aragón we can do very well to continue adding points. We leave as championship leaders, pity not with as much difference as we could have achieved, but I hope we can maintain this leadership until the end.