Moto E: Granado won the first race in Valencia while Ferrari still in the lead on Garzo and Smith

Moto E Valencia Gara 1

The penultimate race of the season was another thrilling and has been decided at the finish line with the victory of Eric Granado (Avintia Esponsorama).

The Epole winner came out on top ahead of Hector Garzo (Tech 3 E-Racing) and Bradley Smith (One Energy Racing), the last two battling up to the very last corner for the runner-up spot.

Moto E Valencia Gara 1After exchanging positions several times throughout the final lap, Smith made one last attempt at the final turn by diving on the inside of his Spanish rival, but was unable to keep the position as Garzo made the undercut.

Championship leader Matteo Ferrari (Team Trentino Gresini MotoE) crossed the line a lonely fourth after a slow start to his race, but he did well in keeping composure and maintaining a still-solid 12-point margin over Garzo, while Smith now trails him by 21 points. These riders are the only ones left in contention for the ultimate prize.

Fifth place went to Xavier Simeon (Avintia Esponsorama) ahead of Italy’s Alex De Angelis (OCTO Pramac MotoE) and Niccolò Canepa (LCR E-Team), with Jesko Raffin (Dynavolt IntactGP), Joshua Hook (OCTO Pramac MotoE) and Mattia Casadei (Ongetta Sic58 Squadra Corse) completing the top-ten.

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Source: Energica Motor Company

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