On the first day of MotoE’s history both Avintia Esponsorama Racing riders managed to qualify in the top ten in the combined times of the free practices 1 and 2. Today, the riders had two free practice sessions -one in the morning and another in the afternoon- 30 minutes each.
Eric Granado | 1'29.166 | P6
“We worked a lot on the set-up of the bike, the last time I came here was with the Moto2 and the references I had were very different and therefore it took me a bit to understand how this bike works on this track. It was particulary different at the entrance of the corners as the MotoE weighs a lot and has a different inertia, then I got used to it and I have been able to go more or less comfortable, I was the hole session alone, looking for references and important points to attack especially in the morning session. Regarding the E-Pole it will be super important to have everything very clear because you are alone on the track without references from other riders This afternoon we could not improve everything we would have liked for certain details but the most important thing is the race on Sunday “.
Xavier Simeon | 1'29.439 | P8
“It has been a very positive day. It is a very cool category because the way to approach is very different from what we are used to as we have very little time to go fast and make the set-up. You have to understand everything very quickly and this makes you have a very open mind because you have to be in rhythm quickly. We need to improve a little to be ahead but I trust that we can do a good job to solve it. “