Granado to start from the fifth row in Austria

The One Energy Racing rider qualifies in 13th position on the starting grid for tomorrow’s race, after saving a highside on the decisive lap in E-Pole.

 

The always exciting E-Pole session, in which riders have only one lap to set their qualifying time, saw Eric Granado’s streak of 4 consecutive poles in the FIM MotoE World Cup broken. The One Energy Racing rider had a scare on the first corner of the shootout, slowing him down and relegating him to 13th.

In the morning, Granado finished FP3 in seventh position with a time of 1:35.701, just half a second off the top spot. Targeting the E-Pole spot in qualifying, a near-highside at Turn 1, which he skillfully saved, hindered his time on his decisive lap and relegated him to 13th on the grid, setting a time of 1:36.457.

Tomorrow at 3:30pm, the One Energy Racing rider will start tomorrow’s race looking to climb up the order.

QUALIFYING SESSION

1. Fermin Aldeguer 1:35.306
2. Lukas Tulovic +0.047
3. Matteo Ferrari +0.240
4. Hikari Okubo +0.286
13. Eric Granado / ONE Energy Racing +1.151

#51 Eric Granado

“I’m not satisfied, because we were coming into this weekend off a run of pole positions and I expected at least to be on one of the first two rows, but I can take away the positive that I didn’t crash; albeit I came very close. Although we are far behind on the grid, I think we can make a good fightback in the race and try to take the maximum points possible in the championship. Everybody’s pace is very even and slipstreams are going to be important tomorrow in the race. We will make the most of it from the first to the last lap to regain positions.”