News 26 Nov 2018

Smith fastest in Spain for inaugural MotoE testing

Aussie contender Hook ninth on the timesheets at Jerez.

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The MotoE grid has completed three days of testing in Jerez to continue getting to grips with the Energica Ego Corsa, marking the first official outing of the electric-powered category.

The weather conditions didn’t make it easy on the final day, with a damp track in the morning then getting a downpour mid-way through the day.

Given the conditions, no one was able to better lap-times from the day before, resulting in Bradley Smith (One Energy Racing) retains his best time in the combined standings, thanks to his 1m50.265s he put in on Saturday morning, when three-tenths separated him from his closest rival Niki Tuuli (Ajo Motorsport MotoE).

In third there was a bigger mover on day two as Mike Di Meglio (EG 0,0 Marc VDS) moved up to P3, just over a tenth off Tuuli, with Mattia Casadei (Ongetta SIC58 Squadra Corse) another tenth and a half in arrears in P4. Matteo Ferrari (Trentino Gresini MotoE) completed the top five, but a little further back.

Eric Granado (Avintia Esponsorama Racing), meanwhile, was sixth fastest but from his time set on Friday, just ahead of Kenny Foray (Tech3 E-Racing). Randy De Puniet (LCR E-Team), who put in the fastest time of the final session on Saturday but couldn’t improve, was down in eighth, ahead of Australian Josh Hook (Alma Pramac Racing) and Niccolò Canepa (LCR E-Team), who completed the top 10.

The next MotoE official test will take place on the 13-15 of March in Jerez, which also hosts the first ever round of the FIM Enel MotoE World Cup next season.

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