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.
|14||21||Kevin Zannoni||Energica||1 Lap|
|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|