Matteo Ferrari, the first-ever winner of the FIM Enel MotoE World Cup, has made his way back to the top step of the podium in today’s second and final race of the Italian Grand Prix at Mugello.
The experienced Italian rider managed to ride the perfect race aboard his Energica Ego Corsa #11 in the lead and keep his rivals at bay, as he crossed the line with a half-second margin over Dominique Aegerter (Dynavolt IntactGP). Marc Alcoba (OpenBank Aspar Team) completed the podium in third place.
Aegerter was involved in a fierce three-way battle for the remaining podium places, and the Swiss rider entered the last corner in fourth place behind Alcoba (third) and LCR E-Team’s Miquél Pons in second. After a perfectly timed overtake on the Spanish rookie, he lined up behind Pons, with the three riders together as they rushed towards the finish line. In a matter of seconds, Lucio Cecchinello’s standard bearer saw his podium dreams shatter as his two opponents edged him at the chequered flag.
Aegerter showed once again how composed a racer he is, as he was all the way down in seventh place with two laps remaining before imposing his will on every rider ahead of him – except Ferrari.
Niccolò Canepa (WithU GRT RNF MotoE) followed closely in fifth, ahead of teammate Andrea Mantovani, Eric Granado (LCR E-Team), Kevin Zannoni (Ongetta Sic58 Squadracorse), Kevin Manfredi (OCTO Pramac MotoE) and Hector Garzo (Tech 3 E-Racing), who rounded out the top ten.
Mattia Casadei (Pons Racing 40) crashed unhurt on the opening lap, while Hikari Okubo (Avant Ajo MotoE) had a much harder tumble moments later – but luckily he is uninjured, too.
With three rounds and six races completed, Aegerter has further extended his lead to 28 points over Granado, with Ferrari now in third place, some 30 points in arrears.
Source: Energica Motor Company