2019 Valencia MotoE Race 2 Result: A First Champion Crowned

After the drama of Race 1 and the post-race drama that followed, the final battle in the MotoE class promised a dramatic resolution to the season-long title battle. With both of the remaining contenders starting on the front row, Bradley Smith had only one mission – to win – if he was to stand a chance at the title in cold and windy Valencia. The British rider made a promising start, taking turn one in top position and leaving Matteo Ferrari to find a way past poleman Eric Granado. It proved quite a task and to add a complication to his title defence, Alex de Angelis and Hector Garzo joined the podium party soon after and were attacking the Italian.

At the half point of the race, Granado was catching up with leader Smith, while Garzo took over the chase, three second down on the victory battle and dropping Ferrari to fifth. Status quo was maintained until the final lap, when Granado attacked and a lap-long exchange ensued. Smith gave it a final go at the final turn but could not hold a tight line and Granado converted pole position into victory in the season finale. Smith settled for second, both in the race and the world cup, while Garzo completed the podium positions. Matteo Ferrari took the checkered flag in fifth and got to celebrate as the first MotoE world cup champion.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Gap
1 51 Eric GRANADO Energica 11'52.860
2 38 Bradley SMITH Energica +0.458
3 4 Hector GARZO Energica +4.124
4 5 Alex DE ANGELIS Energica +7.003
5 11 Matteo FERRARI Energica +7.405
6 63 Mike DI MEGLIO Energica +9.475
7 15 Sete GIBERNAU Energica +9.513
8 27 Mattia CASADEI Energica +10.503
9 18 Nicolas TEROL Energica +14.613
10 2 Jesko RAFFIN Energica +14.711
11 14 Randy DE PUNIET Energica +15.202
12 6 Maria HERRERA Energica +17.166
13 32 Lorenzo SAVADORI Energica +19.552
14 78 Kenny FORAY Energica +29.432
    Not Finished 1st Lap    
  10 Xavier SIMEON Energica 0 Lap
  7 Niccolo CANEPA Energica 0 Lap
  16 Joshua HOOK Energica 0 Lap
Round Number: 
19
2019
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Total votes: 31

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Comments

"we've only got seven laps, but we like to make it exciting while whe're out there" bradley smith

agreed, and you did.

congratulations to all concerned.

 

 

Total votes: 13

And so are the announcers. Matt Dunn and Neil Morrison should graduate to Motogp announcing.

Total votes: 11

Really enjoyed the inaugural MotoE season.  Looking forward to longer races, more manufacturers, and more coverage. 

Total votes: 9