André Pires and Xavi Cardelús have finished the Bitci Motorrad Grand Prix von Österreich, where the Portuguese rider was 16th and the Andorran 18th after a crash.

Cardelús, who started the race in 6th position, was doing a great performance fighting for the front positions. But, on the penultimate lap, he lost control of his Energica Ego Corsa and was unable to avoid a crash that made him lose any chance of a good result. In the end, he crossed the finish line 18th.

André Pires was only half a second away from finishing in the points. The Portuguese rider, who finished 18th in the E-Pole, maintained a good pace throughout the laps, but in a race of only 5 laps, he did not have enough time to make further progress.

The MotoE World Cup will close the season with a double-header at the San Marino Grand Prix, to be held from 17-19 September at the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli.

“We were unlucky again and couldn’t finish the race. Anyway, I’m very happy and proud of myself for the race I did. This weekend I could really see my potential and, despite the crash, I’m still satisfied with all the work.”


“It was a good race, although it was too short. At the beginning I struggled a bit because the track was cold and had no grip. Then I got used to it and I kept a good pace, cutting time with the riders in front. In five laps there is not too much to do, but I’m happy with how it went.”