2020 Emilia-Romagna MotoE Race 1 Result: Tight At The Top

MotoE gave us the first taste of racing for the second week in Misano and victory was disputed until the final turn of the final lap. Reigning champion Matteo Ferrari got the holeshot from poleman Jordi Torres, with some early drama as second row starter Lukas Tulovic abandoned the battle through a nasty highside. Championship leader Dominique Aegerter made a good start from the front row and was up to second by lap two but Torres fought back at turn 8 and set off to chase down the leader. While Ferrari was not really getting challenged at the front, he could not escape his pursuers either. However, the list of contenders reduced on lap three, when Eric Granado’s Misano curse continued and the Brazilian went down while overtaking Xavier Simeon at turn 4, making both of their title challenges near impossible.

The front runners were sensible for the next few laps, waiting until the final lap to make any significant moves. Aegerter sniffed around Torres for a long time until he attacked going into turn one for the final time and then waited until turn 14 to attack Ferrari. The Italian tried to fight back but Aegerter defended well to cross the finish line only seven hundredths of a second ahead of the home favourite. Victory was all the sweeter for Aegerter as Ferrari was soon demoted another position for exceeding track limits at the final turn, awarding second position to Torres. A lonely Mattia Casadei finished fourth, over two seconds down the road, with Tommaso Marcon leading a group across the line in the battle for fifth.

Aegerter’s second victory of the season extends his advantage to 19 points ahead of Torres and with Ferrari another two points back.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Gap
1 77 Dominique AEGERTER Energica 12'11.346
2 40 Jordi TORRES Energica +0.103
3 11 Matteo FERRARI Energica +0.075
4 27 Mattia CASADEI Energica +2.531
5 70 Tommaso MARCON Energica +6.578
6 7 Niccolo CANEPA Energica +7.695
7 55 Alejandro MEDINA Energica +8.277
8 16 Josh HOOK Energica +8.336
9 18 Xavi CARDELUS Energica +8.553
10 61 Alessandro ZACCONE Energica +8.640
11 6 Maria HERRERA Energica +11.566
12 84 Jakub KORNFEIL Energica +16.973
13 66 Niki TUULI Energica +17.538
    Not Classified    
  15 Alex DE ANGELIS Energica 4 Laps
  10 Xavier SIMEON Energica 5 Laps
  51 Eric GRANADO Energica 5 Laps
    Not Finished 1st Lap    
  35 Lukas TULOVIC Energica 0 Lap
  63 Mike DI MEGLIO Energica 0 Lap
Round Number: 
4
2020
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