Eric Granado (Avintia Esponsorama Racing) topped the timesheets on Day 1 at the Official FIM Enel MotoE™ World Cup Test in Jerez, the Brazilian edging out 2019 Cup Winner Matteo Ferrari (Trentino Gresini MotoE) by 0.084 seconds as the season began just as close as it left off. WithU Motorsport’s Bradley Smith completed the top three, with the veteran fast men most definitely making their presence felt on Tuesday.
Back on board their Energica Ego Corsas for the first time since the 2019 finale in Valencia, the riders had a few new things to try ahead of the 2020 campaign. They included a new Öhlins front fork introduced to try and improve cornering, and Michelin have also provided new front and rear tyres for 2020. The Energica Ego Corsas now also have new airflow cooling for the batteries, which in turn helps them to be charged quicker.
After the three sessions on Tuesday, Mike Di Meglio (EG 0,0 Marc VDS) and the returning Niki Tuuli (Avant Ajo MotoE) – the Finn not 100% fit after a recent operation to remove screws from the leg he broke in 2019 – were the men next on the timsesheets as they completed the top five. Then came Alex De Angelis (Octo Pramac MotoE), Xavier Simeon (LCR E-Team), Josh Hook (Octo Pramac MotoE) and Niccolo Canepa (LCR E-Team) from sixth to ninth, respectively, with the top ten on Day 1 completed by the fastest rookie: Dominique Aegerter (Dynavolt Intact GP).
There’s more action on Day 2, with the sessions on Wednesday at slightly different times:
Session 1 – 09:30 LT (GMT+1)
Session 2 – 13:00
Session 3 – 16:00
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