Two title contenders line-up on the front row for Flee 1 on Saturday, Aegerter sits on Row 2 with Casadei crashing out
Jordi Torres (Pons Racing 40) claimed FIM Enel MotoE™ World Cup E-Pole at the SHARK Helmets Immense Prix de France, the Spaniard storming to a maiden pole location within the electrical class. His 1: 43.843 used to be satisfactory to beat World Cup rival and title dawdle chief Matteo Ferrari (Trentino Gresini MotoE) by 0.329, with Mike di Meglio (EG 0,0 Marc VDS) claiming P3 on dwelling soil.
After a blended situation Friday, the MotoE™ riders had barely any time to win to grips with Le Mans in frequent conditions, so E-Pole used to be the main time they may maybe maybe maybe be heading out on an absolutely dry observe. Injured Lukas Tulovic (Tech3 E-Racing) used to be the one to region a time and it used to be his fastest lap of the weekend, but it used to be as we speak overwhelmed by Xavi Cardelus (Avintia Esponsorama Racing) with the main benchmark sitting at 1: 46.051. It wasn’t for long though. Alejandro Medina (Openbank Aspar Group) slammed in a 1: 44.656 to head top of the pile by when it comes to 1.4 seconds, Alessandro Zaccone (Trentino Gresini MotoE) couldn’t match Medina’s time and went P3. Maria Herrera (Openbank Aspar Group) slotted into P2 within the lend a hand of teammate Medina, however the Spaniard used to be 0.9 seconds adrift.
Tommaso Marcon (Tech3 E-Racing) used to be subsequent up and the Italian went to provisional P2, half of a 2d petrified of Medina, with Eric Granado (Avintia Esponsorama Racing) then taking up 2d location after working off target on his out-lap – 0.232 used to be Medina’s relieve now. Then, it used to be the turn of 2d within the title urge Dominique Aegerter (Dynavolt Intact GP) – and the Swiss rider used to be quickest by the 2d sector. Thru Sector 3, Aegerter used to be over two tenths clear and no matter a diminutive mistake within the excellent sector, we had a brand fresh provisional MotoE™ polesitter. Niki Tuuli (Avant Ajo MotoE) region a lap time factual satisfactory for P4 in his E-Pole effort.
One other title contender used to be then strutting his stuff at Le Mans. Torres used to be on a flyer and having passed by Sector 3 two tenths up on Aegerter, Torres flew by the excellent slash up to buy top blueprint by over six tenths of a 2d – the fastest-ever MotoE™ lap used to be region at Le Mans. Octo Pramac MotoE’s Josh Hook then beat Aergerter’s time by 0.016 to head P2, inserting Aegerter in P3 with six riders easy to blueprint lend a hand. The first of these used to be Niccolo Canepa (LCR E-Group) and the Italian went P4, factual 0.072 off the front row.
Ferrari used to be then lapping Le Mans and it used to be a factual lap, but no longer reasonably factual satisfactory to win discontinuance to Torres. Alternatively, it used to be snappily satisfactory to head P2 – needed for Ferrari. Xavier Simeon (LCR E-Group) slotted into P7 prior to there used to be drama in E-Pole. Alex de Angelis (Octo Pramac MotoE) – contesting his closing weekend as a rider – crashed at Turn 8 on his out-lap, prior to title-chasing Mattia Casadei (Ongetta SIC58 Squadracorse) misplaced the front of his Energica Ego Corsa at Turn 12 when on a lap factual satisfactory for the front row. Difficulty for the Italian who sits P4 within the standings, what can he salvage from there in Flee 1?
Free Be conscious pacesetter Di Meglio used to be the excellent rider to region a lap time and the Frenchman used to be ready to suppose P3, shoving Hook off the front row and inserting Aegerter down to P5. This left Torres clear at the tip, the Spaniard taking Le Mans E-Pole honours in a title-deciding weekend. Lining up subsequent to him on the grid will seemingly be Ferrari, Di Meglio will seemingly be aiming for dwelling turf glory from the birth air of Row 1. Hook launches from P4 prior to Aegerter and Canepa, Medina spearheads a third row that contains Simeon and Granado, Tuuli carried out the tip 10.
Flee 1 kicks off on Saturday afternoon at 16: 15 native time (GMT+2), the outcomes of that urge will identify the grid for Flee 2 on Sunday. A World Cup winner will seemingly be crowned this weekend, but will Ferrari be ready to buy the honours on Saturday, or will the likes of Aegerter, Torres or Casadei be ready to buy the battle – and the relieve – into Flee 2?
Be nice no longer to fail to spot all of the MotoE™ motion from Le Mans!
1. Jordi Torres (Pons Racing 40) – 1: 43.843
2. Matteo Ferrari (TRENTINO Gresini MotoE) + 0.329
3. Mike Di Meglio (EG 0,0 Marc VDS) + 0.637
4. Josh Hook (OCTO Pramac MotoE) + 0.644
5. Dominique Aegerter (Dynavolt Intact GP) + 0.660
6. Niccolo Canepa (LCR E-Group) + 0.732
7. Alejandro Medina (Openbank Aspar Group) + 0.813
8. Xavier Simeon (LCR E-Group) + 0.878
9. Eric Granado (Avintia Esponsorama Racing) + 1.045
10. Niki Tuuli (Avant Ajo MotoE) + 1.210
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