Garzo takes Ego Corsa to E-Pole and Smith has been the quickest in the second day of the official FIM Enel MotoE World Cup test at Valencia’s Circuito Ricardo Tormo.
After getting to grips with the circuit on their all-identical Energica Ego Corsa, the 18 riders of the series, representing the 12 teams involved, took part in the first-ever E-Pole qualifying session – based on the ‘single quick-lap attempt on empty track’ format.
It was Tech 3 E-Racing’s Hector Garzo to come out victorious: after topping both yesterday and this morning’s timesheets, the recently-turned 21-year-old rider claimed the front spot of the grid for tomorrow’s race simulation – the winner of which will be awarded with a stunning Energica Eva machine.
It was a thriller until the last second, tough, as the Spaniard, who was the last rider to head out on track, logged a 1m40s594 lap-time to edge Brazil’s Eric Granado (Avintia Esponsorama) by only 25 thousandths of a second – as the two continued their personal on-track rivalry after lapping nearly identically in the previous two sessions.
Neither of them, however, was the quickest rider of the day as Bradley Smith (One Energy Racing) set a stunning 1m40s290 time to edge the competition in the final practice of the day. The experienced British rider, who missed all of yesterday’s action due to MotoGP testing duties at Montmeló, is already on his way back to the Catalan track for another day of testing and will therefore miss tomorrow’s race simulation, which will get underway at 9am local time (GMT +2).
Source: Energica Motor Company
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