2021 Jerez MotoE Race Result: Fresh Start, Same Old Mistakes

The first MotoE race of the season got underway in the hottest conditions of the weekend and at the end of 8 laps we were treated to a first time victor in the class. It did not look like it at the start, when Lukas Tulovic took the lead into turn 1 from race favourites Eric Granado and Dominique Aegerter, as well as impressive rookie Fermín Aldeguer. After a few exchanges at the front, Granado retook the lead from Alessandro Zaccone, with Aegerter and reigning cup leader Jordi Torres getting ahead of Tulovic. However, the German rider soon got tangled with Aldeguer at turn 6 and both of them left the podium battle in favour of the gravel trap on lap 2.

Helped by the fact that rival Aegerter was stuck and struggling behind Zaccone, Granado extended a bit of a gap at the front and set a new race lap record the next time around but he did not get to enjoy that for long, the Brazilian crashing out at turn 6. That handed the lead to Zaccone, with only Aegerter and Torres within striking distance for the final five laps. Aegerter had a look at every opportunity but the Italian started the final lap in the lead and handled the pressure well to claim a maiden MotoE victory by four tenths of a second. Aegerter came close to losing second but Torres could not find the right place to overtake and settled for third.

Mattia Casadei and Miquel Pons joined the top five, while Matteo Ferrari did well to finish sixth, having started at the back of the grid. Granado managed to rejoin the race and grabbed a couple of points for 13th place.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time/Diff
1 61 Alessandro Zaccone Energica 14'33.776
2 77 Dominique Aegerter Energica +0.419
3 40 Jordi Torres Energica +0.614
4 27 Mattia Casadei Energica +4.273
5 71 Miquel Pons Energica +6.105
6 11 Matteo Ferrari Energica +6.704
7 78 Hikari Okubo Energica +8.574
8 9 Andrea Mantovani Energica +10.734
9 6 Maria Herrera Energica +11.322
10 68 Yonny Hernandez Energica +11.438
11 80 Jasper Iwema Energica +27.858
12 14 Andre Pires Energica +28.027
13 51 Eric Granado Energica +55.429
14 21 Kevin Zannoni Energica 1 Lap
Not Classified
  18 Xavi Cardelus Energica 5 Laps
  3 Lukas Tulovic Energica 7 Laps
  54 Fermín Aldeguer Energica 7 Laps
Not Finished 1st Lap
  19 Corentin Perolari Energica 0 Lap
Round Number: 
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2021
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For everyone who hasn't yet,, try it and listen to the tires screaming for mercy as they brake for turns 1 and 6.

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