2019 Valencia MotoE E-Pole Result: Last Minute Heartache

The qualifying session for the MotoE class got underway in pretty cold conditions and for a long time it looked like pole would be sorted very early on. Jesko Raffin set a very convincing provisional pole time as the fourth rider out the gates and rivals struggled to match it for the rest of the session. It took until the final three riders for the Dynavolt man to be challenged, Eric Granado showing his potential and stealing pole position with the fastest time of the weekend. The closest championship leader Matteo Ferrari could get was three tenths of a second, the Italian starting from second on the grid. Bradley Smith was quick in practice and then almost as quick in qualifying, so the British rider will be starting his penultimate assault for the title from the remaining spot on the front row.

Raffin begrudgingly had to make do with the second row of the grid, which he will share with title contenders Hector Garzo and Xavier Simeon. Niccolo Canepa, Sete Gibernau and Alex de Angelis fill in row three, while Joshua Hook’s rodeo ride secured him a top ten position. The Australian will be opening row four ahead of Lorenzo Savadori and a rather disappointing Mike di Meglio.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 51 Eric GRANADO Energica 1'40.615    
2 11 Matteo FERRARI Energica 1'40.956 0.341 0.341
3 38 Bradley SMITH Energica 1'41.196 0.581 0.240
4 2 Jesko RAFFIN Energica 1'41.281 0.666 0.085
5 4 Hector GARZO Energica 1'41.390 0.775 0.109
6 10 Xavier SIMEON Energica 1'41.473 0.858 0.083
7 7 Niccolo CANEPA Energica 1'42.042 1.427 0.569
8 15 Sete GIBERNAU Energica 1'42.119 1.504 0.077
9 5 Alex DE ANGELIS Energica 1'42.226 1.611 0.107
10 16 Joshua HOOK Energica 1'42.408 1.793 0.182
11 32 Lorenzo SAVADORI Energica 1'42.458 1.843 0.050
12 63 Mike DI MEGLIO Energica 1'42.600 1.985 0.142
13 27 Mattia CASADEI Energica 1'42.882 2.267 0.282
14 18 Nicolas TEROL Energica 1'43.196 2.581 0.314
15 6 Maria HERRERA Energica 1'43.481 2.866 0.285
16 14 Randy DE PUNIET Energica 1'43.509 2.894 0.028
17 78 Kenny FORAY Energica 1'45.306 4.691 1.797
Round Number: 
5
2019
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