The Avintia Esponsorama Racing has completed the E-Pole of the San Marino Grand Prix at the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli with Xavi Cardelús and Eric Granado in 13th and last position respectively.

After completing a very positive third practice in the morning finishing in second position, Eric Granado faced the third E-Pole of the season as one of the favorites. The Brazilian rider achieved the best time of the session, but after stepping on the green zone at the exit of turn 15, his lap time was cancelled and he will start tomorrow’s race from the last position.

Xavi Cardelús has managed to take a big step forward during the third free practice. In the qualifying, the Andorran rider has managed to make a good lap without making any mistakes. After setting a time of 1’44.847 and being only one tenth of the TOP-10, Cardelús will start the race in 13th place.

Tomorrow at 10:05 the race of the San Marino Grand Prix will start, where Granado will fight from the first lap to recover positions and Cardelús will fight to keep getting important points.

“The weekend was going very well, I felt comfortable with the bike and throughout the weekend we had not touched the green zone until the worst possible moment, the E-pole.”


Xavier Cardelús | 1'44.847 | P13

“Very happy with the step we have taken, in FP3 with the changes we have made, we have already noticed an improvement with a used tire. We already knew that with a new tire we would be much better, very happy with the work done by the team, I think we have achieved a competitive bike for tomorrow with which I feel very comfortable”.