News 12 Mar 2020

Day two of Jerez MotoE test topped by Granado

Pramac Racing's Hook winds up 10th on the timesheets.

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Eric Granado (Avintia Esponsorama Racing) went fastest for the second-consecutive day of FIM Enel MotoE World Cup testing at Jerez, with a 1m47.546s enough to see him edge out nearest challenger and 2019 Cup winner Matteo Ferrari (Trentino Gresini MotoE) by just 0.098s.

Alex De Angelis (Octo Pramac MotoE) completed the top three, into the 1m48s as the timesheets tightened up behind the duo at the top.

Granado and Ferrari were, therefore, the only two riders to dip below the 1m47s barrier on Wednesday, with the Brazilian finding around eight tenths on his previous best as the grid continue to get to grips with a few updates for 2020.

Xavier Simeon (LCR E-Team) was fourth quickest on day two in Andalucia with a best of 1m48.294s, moving up from having ended Tuesday outside the top five, with 2019 Cup runner-up Bradley Smith (WithU Motorsport) shuffled down a couple of places to take P5 on day two, his quickest a 1m48.451s.

Niki Tuuli (Avant Ajo MotoE) continued his return from injury and surgery in P6, the Finn impressing again and just getting the better of Niccolo Canepa (LCR E-Team) on Wednesday. Mike Di Meglio (EG 0,0 Marc VDS) slipped down to eighth on day two.

Dominique Aegerter (Dynavolt Intact GP), meanwhile, took ninth. The Swiss rider was once again the fastest rookie, and ended the day just ahead of Australian Josh Hook (Octo Pramac MotoE), who completed the top 10.