The WithU Motorsport rider finishes Round 4 of the MotoE World Cup with a 13th position at the Emilia Romagna GP.
WithU Motorsport and Jakub Kornfeil completed an intense weekend at the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli by scoring points in both races of the Emilia Romagna GP. The Czech rider was 13th on Sunday in the second contest of Round 4 – the fifth event in the 2020 MotoE World Cup. He was consistent and gained further experience aboard his Energica bike in what was his first double header weekend.
Kornfeil started from 12th position on the grid, thanks to the result he achieved in the first race on Saturday. Despite dropping places off the start, the WithU Motorsport rider managed to find a good pace during the contest and was always amongst the Top 15. He eventually finished Race 2 of the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix in 13th, scoring 3 valuable points.
After the two rounds at the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli, Kornfeil is 18th in the overall standings with 11 points. The MotoE World Cup will return to action at Le Mans on October 9-11th, in what will be the last event of the season.
Matteo Ballarin – Team Principal
“We’ve managed to score points in both races this weekend, which is good news. We are heading in the right direction. This season is a year in which we have to learn, and we can see how gradually our rider – rookie in this category – is acquiring new knowledge. We have to be patient and keep working to get the best possible results and finish the year in an optimal position at Le Mans.”
#84 Jakub Kornfeil
“I am very happy to have finished in the points again; without a doubt, this is important to us. However, I would have liked to have been fighting with the riders at the front for more laps – but to do this we have to improve our first laps. I have to be more confident once the lights go out, since in the final part of the race I am able to ride like them. At the next round, at Le Mans, we will try to work on this from practice onwards. Overall, I am satisfied with today; the bike worked very well, but have to keep striving to progress and gain more knowledge.”