FIM MotoE World Cup action returns at the Circuito de Jerez-Ángel Nieto, with the last test before the 2021 season begins.
The last official preseason test for the 2021 FIM MotoE World Cup began this Monday at the Circuito de Jerez-Ángel Nieto. ONE Energy Racing and Eric Granado completed the first of three days of work at the Spanish track, with the aim of finalising their preparations for the first round of the year. The Brazilian felt good onboard his bike and finished fourth on the combined timesheets.
On the pace at a track where he was the fastest rider in March’s official test, Granado completed 9 laps in the morning and set the fourth fastest time, a 1:49.129.
At midday, the One Energy Racing rider put in a further 8 laps, allowing him to improve his feeling. With track temperatures higher, Granado lowered his morning times and, after stopping the clock at 1:48.725, claimed the third fastest lap of the session.
In the third and final run of the day, the Brazilian kept up a solid pace over 9 laps. He was fourth in both the afternoon and the combined timesheets, with a 1:48.513.
Two further days of testing will follow on Tuesday and Wednesday, ahead of the season curtain raiser at the Spanish Grand Prix from April 30th to May 2nd.
COMBINED STANDINGS – DAY 1
1. DOMINIQUE AEGERTER 1:47.873
2. LUKAS TULOVIC 1:48.379 +0.506
3. MIQUEL PONS 1:48.509 +0.636
4. ERIC GRANADO (ONE Energy Racing) 1:48.513 +0.640
5. JORDI TORRES 1:48.573 +0.700
#51 Eric Granado
“We improved session by session. After so many days without riding the MotoE, I had to adapt to the bike again, adopting the correct riding style for a machine that is completely different from the rest. I was aware that today we were going to find things a little harder. In any case, we placed inside the Top 5, which is good for a preseason result, and we still have two more days in which to work. Tomorrow we will have to test a couple of things that we have in mind, to see if we can take a step forward with them. We have to evolve little by little and look for a better feeling, in order to have a good base for the first race.”