Eric Granado concludes 2021 preseason in top form

The Brazilian rider once again shows his good pace, dominating on the last of the three-days of official test at the Circuito de Jerez-Ángel Nieto

 

The 2021 FIM MotoE World Cup preseason ended with very good results for ONE Energy Racing and rider Eric Granado. Across three days at the Circuito de Jerez-Ángel Nieto, the Brazilian completed 66 laps on his MotoE bike and participated in a race simulation. In addition, Granado topped the timesheets on Wednesday, setting the best lap overall, half-second faster than the track record.

On Tuesday, Granado rode in a race simulation in which he finished eleventh. Starting from third position, a place determined by Monday’s lap times, he stayed focused on his testing programme. In the afternoon he was the quickest rider, putting in a 1:47.681.

The final day of preseason ended in a very positive way for Granado. After clocking his best time of the week for second place in the morning and dominating the second run at midday, he maintaned a solid pace in the afternoon. A 1:47.065 lap on his final attempt of 8 was half a tenth quicker than his nearest rival and made Granado the top rider of the entire test.

The 2021 FIM MotoE World Cup will begin at the Circuito de Jerez-Ángel Nieto alongside the Spanish Grand Prix, held from April 30th to May 2nd.

COMBINED STANDINGS

1. ERIC GRANADO / ONE Energy Racing 1:47.065
2. DOMINIQUE AEGERTER +0.041
3. XAVIER CARDELUS +0.527
4. ALESSANDRO ZACCONE +0.602
5. FERMIN ALDEGUER +0.695

 

#51 Eric Granado

“I’m very happy. We’ve progressed every day and have improved our times in each session. In the final session we were able to break the circuit record, and I’m very satisfied with ending preseason on top. I am very excited about the first Grand Prix of the year. I want to thank ONE Energy Racing for the great job that we’ve done together, and now I’m focusing on the race on May 2nd.”

Philip Stiles – Crew Chief

“It was a really positive test. The first day was difficult for Eric [Granado]; it took most the day for him to find his rhythm on the bike. The second day went better: We had a race simulation, in which we made the decision to keep focused on our testing programme. We made some good improvements to the bike which gave him the opportunity to push more. Today we had a very positive morning session but did not expect to go any faster in the afternoon due to the very strong winds. The wind dropped slightly for the last session, but the conditions were still far from ideal. Eric managed to set the fastest lap of the weekend and lap record on his very last attempt of the day. Throughout the weekend we have shown that we are consistently fast and have a very good pace. It’s exciting looking ahead to the race in a couple of weeks’ time.”