Promising start to the weekend for Eric Granado in Barcelona

The ONE Energy Racing rider shows a solid pace in the first ever MotoE session held at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, finishing the first day in fourth position.

 

The historic Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya hosted its first ever FIM MotoE World Cup practices this Friday. Eric Granado and the ONE Energy Racing Team adapted quickly to the circuit, finishing with the fourth best time on the combined timesheets.

The day started well for Granado, who led the way in FP1. He was one of the busiest riders in the session, completing a total of 10 laps and gathering valuable information. On his sixth attempt, the Brazilian set a time of 1:51.216, the fastest of the session.

In the afternoon session, he focused his efforts on finding a good race pace. He returned to complete ten laps of the track, showing speed and consistency and keeping up amongst the frontrunners. Granado went fastest in two consecutive laps, but those lap times got cancelled due to track limits infractions. On his eighth lap of the session, the ONE Energy Racing rider clocked a 1:51.242, which earned him fourth in FP2. His morning lap time also made him finish fourth in the overall timesheets for the day.

Granado will have one last practice session on Saturday morning, before E-Pole at 4:10pm local time.

COMBINED TIMESHEETS

1. Lukas Tulovic 1:50.808
2. Jordi Torres +0.049
3. Yonny Hernandez +0.324
4. Eric Granado / ONE Energy Racing +0.434
5. Fermin Aldeguer +0.453

#51 Eric Granado

“It’s been a good day for us. We started the first session well and finished first. In the afternoon we changed some things with the setup, because we are at a new track and we have to adapt to it. It was a bit difficult for me, but we are here to try things out before the race. I finished fourth because my two best laps were canceled, but we have a very good pace and we just have to work a little more to improve it for E-Pole and the race. I would like to start from the front row, but it is better not to take too many risks and avoid crashes, in order to be able to start from a good position.”