Positive opening day at Le Mans for Jakub Kornfeil

The WithU Motorsport rider puts in a solid performance in FP1 and FP2 at the French Grandi Prix, fifth round of the MotoE World Cup season, concluding Friday 13th on the timesheets.


Le Mans hosted the first two Free Practice sessions for the fifth and final round of the 2020 MotoE World Cup this Friday and for Jakub Kornfeil it was a day of new experiences. He was riding at the circuit for the first time with the Energica bike, in what was also his first wet weather track time in electric competition. The WithU Motorsport rider would steadily improve his feeling and place 13th overall from FP1 and FP2.

FP1 was held on a wet track, due to rain that had fallen early in the morning. Kornfeil used the 10 laps that he put in to gain experience in the tricky conditions and would gradually lower his times to a best of 1:59.887 from his final attempt. He was 17th in the session.

In the afternoon, the track dried out and Jakub Kornfeil set his personal best of the day, stopping the clock in a time of 1:46.140. The WithU Motorsport rider finished the FP2 in 13th position after 13 more laps of Le Mans.

The E-Pole takes place tomorrow at 11:45am local time, while at 4:20pm the first MotoE World Cup race of the weekend will get underway. It is set for 7 laps.


#84 Jakub Kornfeil

“It was difficult in the morning, as the track had mixed conditions. I was very cautious, because I didn’t want to crash. In the afternoon the asphalt was completely dry -except for some small damp patches. I really enjoyed riding the bike and I improved lap after lap, which is very positive. I am very happy with the work that we did today. However, I feel like we could even have gone a little faster – but it was difficult to choose the right tyre pressure due to the changing weather conditions. Tomorrow we have a few riders who will go out ahead of us in E-Pole, which makes me very satisfied. I’m looking forward to the action starting again this Saturday, as it is also looking like we will be able to ride in the dry. The most important thing will be to continue enjoying ourselves on the bike and give 100%, like we always do, to obtain a good result.”