Matteo Ferrari with Gresini Team Trentino, won the MotoE race two at Misano and can rightfully call the Misano World Circuit ‘home sweet home’.
The young Italian sent the crowd into a frenzy by powering his Energica Ego Corsa #11 to a dominant victory on home turf to complete a double win – and stretching his championship lead to 19 points over new runner-up Hector Garzo (Tech 3 E-Racing). Mattia Casadei (Ongetta Sic58 Squadracorse) completed the podium thanks to a brilliant last-lap move on fellow Italian Niccolò Canepa (LCR E-Team).
After successfully avoiding the early drama that occurred to first-race podium finisher Xavier Simeon (Avintia Esponsorama Racing), who crashed in front of him, Ferrari made the most of his competitive race pace to slowly increase his lead as the battle for the podium raged behind him.
In the meantime, Hector Garzo (Tech E-Racing) completed a jaw-dropping triple overtake for second place, while Canepa closed the gap for third on his LCR-liveried Ego Corsa machine. After dropping a few places in the battle for a top-three finish, pole sitter Alex De Angelis (OCTO Pramac MotoE) crashed out of contention once again after his similar opening-race setback.
María Herrera (OpenBank Angel Nieto Team) completed the top-five in what was another excellent performance for the Spanish rider, who battled hard for the podium and crossed the line less than two tenths away from third place.
Sixth place went to Eric Granado (Avintia Esponsorama Racing), who finished just ahead of Jesko Raffin (Dynavolt IntactGP), with Bradley Smith (One Energy Racing), Nico Terol (OpenBank Angel Nieto Team) and Mike Di Meglio (EG 0,0 Marc VDS) rounding out the top-ten.
Energica and the FIM Enel MotoE World Cup will return to action on November 15 at Valencia’s ‘Circuito Ricardo Tormo’ for the final round of the season, which will feature again two MotoE races on the same weekend.
Source: Energica Motor Company
Picture courtesy of Marco Rimondi