It was an action packed Friday for the MotoE grid, squeezing in a qualifying session after two practice sessions throughout the day. Alex de Angelis was at the top of the timesheets for a very long time and after a tense wait and two late threats from his fellow front row starters, the Pramac rider got his first pole position in MotoE.
Matteo Ferrari delivered on the promise he showed in practice and climbed into second position, with Xavier Simeon joining the front row after putting together a rather twitchy lap. Jesko Raffin, Niccolo Canepa and Maria Herrera complete the line-up for row two, while Bradley Smith, Hector Garzo and Nico Terol will share the third row of the grid.
After showing good speed in FP1, Niki Tuuli seemed like the first real challenger to the poleman’s time but the Finnish rider lost the front at turn 14 and threw it all away to start 15th, on the fifth row of the grid. However, he was far from the only one to start Saturday’s race on the back foot, Eric Granado having his time cancelled for exceeding track limits and starting 16th based on combined practice times. The Brazilian will start one place ahead of championship leader Mike Di Meglio, who had a NASA launch of a highside at turn six on his qualifying lap, which he luckily escaped unharmed and will make for an interesting challenge on Saturday.
|1||5||Alex DE ANGELIS||Energica||1'44.660|
|14||14||Randy DE PUNIET||Energica||1'47.918||3.258||0.376|
|63||Mike DI MEGLIO||Energica|