Top3 for Eric Granado on first day of Austrian Grand Prix

The ONE Energy Racing rider enjoys a positive day at the Red Bull Ring, finishing among the fastest riders ahead of E-Pole.

 

After a long summer break for the FIM MotoE World Cup, ONE Energy Racing and Eric Granado returned to action in top form on Friday, setting the third fastest time of the first day of the Austrian Grand Prix. The Brazilian was able to improve his times from morning to afternoon, making a positive start to Round 5 of the 2021 season.

Granado showed that he had a good feeling onboard his bike in FP1, setting the best time of the session: A 1:36.674 on his eighth lap of 10. In the afternoon, the ONE Energy Racing rider was quickly up among the frontrunners at the start of FP2, finishing third with a time of 1: 35.887. He was also third on the combined timesheets for Friday.

ONE Energy Racing and Eric Granado will contest FP3 tomorrow at 8:15 am local time, with E-Pole at 4:10 pm.

COMBINED TIMESHEETS

1. Dominique Aegerter 1:35.697
2. Fermin Aldeguer +0.010
3. Eric Granado / ONE Energy Racing +0.190
4. Matteo Ferrari +0.212
5. Lukas Tulovic  +0.281

#51 Eric Granado

“We achieved our goal, which was to stay amongst the top positions and finish the day with a good feeling. We did a great job today. It had been a long time since I had come to this track, so we had to concentrate on finding a good setup for the bike. We still have points to improve, and we have to continue working ahead of tomorrow, but, in general, it has been a good day. It was important for me to get back on the MotoE bike after more than a month off it, since it is a motorcycle that requires a different riding style. The goal for tomorrow is to continue in the same way, stay calm and set a good lap in E-Pole.”