The ONE Energy Racing rider wins the Dutch Grand Prix and steps up to 3rd in the overall standings.
Eric Granado rounded off the Dutch Grand Prix with a victory from pole position, as the ONE Energy Racing rider claimed his second win of the 2021 FIM MotoE World Cup season. At the end of an excellent weekend, the Brazilian put in a solid performance in the race, crossing the finish line 8 tenths ahead of his closest rival.
Starting from pole, Granado was part of the leading group during the opening stages of the race. He regained the lead on the third lap and upped his pace, setting the fastest lap of the race and continuing to establish a gap over the rest of the field. Nobody would prove capable of catching him, and Granado took the chequered flag first.
This result places Granado third in the overall standings, with 53 points. He will be back in action after the summer break, at the Austrian Grand Prix on August 13-15th.
1. Eric Granado / ONE Energy Racing 12:10.143
2. Jordi Torres +0.844
3. Alessandro Zaccone +0.925
4. Matteo Ferrari +1.518
5. Lukas Tulovic +2.656
WORLD CUP STANDINGS
1. Alessandro Zaccone 70 points
2. Jordi Torres 63 points
3. Eric Granado / ONE Energy Racing 53 points
4. Dominique Aegerter 53 points
5. Mattia Casadei 43 points
Johan Stigefelt – Team Director
“It has been a great weekend for Eric. Although he has been unlucky at some races, he has always been fast. He is the strongest rider in the class and I am very happy about this victory. When you know you have the potential to fight for victory all the time, and you are unlucky, it is tough for the team. We have shown that we are working well and our third position in the championship is very good news. I’m grateful for how this first half of the season has gone, and we are already looking forward to Austria.”
#51 Eric Granado
“I’m happy with the work we have done this weekend. We have been fast and consistent in every session. We have always been competitive, but we’ve lacked a bit of luck, so I tried not to make mistakes and took it easy at the beginning. When I got into the lead, I tried to ride smoothly and find a good pace through to the end. I want to thank my team and the sponsors; I am already looking forward to continuing like this at the coming races.”