The ONE Energy Racing rider finishes the first day of Round 6 of the FIM MotoE World Cup on top of the combined timesheets, after riding in both wet and dry conditions.
The Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli hosted this Friday the opening day of the last event of the season for the electric competition. Eric Granado began the weekend in good form, and the Brazilian was the fastest man. Granado was very competitive in both the wet and dry, kicking off a weekend in which the title is on the line.
The first session of the day took place in dry conditions and with the sun shining at the Misano track. The San Marino Grand Prix started well for Granado, who was one step ahead of the rest of the field and topped the session thanks to a personal best time of 1:43.883. The ONE Energy Racing rider completed a total of 8 laps.
In the afternoon, FP2 was held in wet conditions, the Brazilian adapted well and finished in a solid fifth position, after stopping the clock at 1:54.180. The ONE Energy Racing rider completed 11 laps of Misano in the session, which enabled him to gather valuable information.
ONE Energy Racing and Eric Granado will contest E-Pole on Saturday at 11:45am local time, with the 8-lap first race of the weekend taking place at 4:20pm local time.
1. Eric Granado / ONE Energy Racing 1:43.883
2. Jordi Torres +0.090
3. Alessandro Zaccone +0.304
4. Miquel Pons +0.350
5. Dominique Aegerter +0.445
#51 Eric Granado
“I’m happy with how the day went. The fact that it rained in the afternoon favoured us, since we were able to test ourselves both in the dry and in the wet. In the dry we went fast and in FP2 we had the opportunity to work and understand what we need in order to be just as competitive. Regardless of the weather conditions for the remainder of the weekend, we are prepared. It has been a positive day and I am looking forward to tomorrow. The E-Pole will be very important at this round, as it defines the starting position for both races. I’m focused on doing a good job tomorrow in qualifying and having a chance to fight for the title on Sunday.”