This weekend, the Marco Simoncelli World Circuit of Misano will host the third round of the MotoE Championship with two race to dispute, one on Saturday and another on Sunday.
The Avintia Esponsorama Racing riders arrived in Misano with good feelings after a great performance in Austria where they showed that they are capable of fight for the top positions. In Spielberg, Xavier Simeón flew back homer with a brilliant second position that motivates him for the rest of the season. Thanks to this result, the Belgian is in third position in the general now only 12 points away from the leader, which keeps him with realistic options to fight for the MotoE title. Eric Granado, meanwhile, suffered an unfortunate crash when he was strongly dominating a wet race in Spielberg that didn’t allow him to add some important points.
“As happened in the previous races, it will be all new with MotoE but we are very motivated because of the result in Austria since we are proving that we can be competitive both dry and wet. Now we have to continue enjoying the new class that has a different approach to what we knew so far and, as a novelty, this weekend we will have two races so we will have to be aggressive and intelligent so we can fight for the podium and the victories and don’t miss points.”
“The expectations for the weekend are high after the good performance shown in Austria where I was in the top in the practices and in the race where I crashed and I left Austra with a bittersweet taste but it is clear that we are competitive. This weekend We have two races and it will be very important to set up the bike in the Free Practices and qualify well at the E pole. Unfortunately, I arrive with a shoulder injury after a crash when I was riding a bike two weeks ago. I suffered a dislocation but I am being healed with the doctors and the physio. I don’t know how much it will hurt me but the doctors allowed me to race and I will do my best from start to finish.”