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New track record on the second day of MotoE 2023 testing at Jerez

MotoE Test Jerez 2023, Eric Granado, the fastest so far with the new one Ducati V21L
MotoE Test Jerez 2023, Eric Granado, the fastest so far with the new Ducati V21L (photo: MotoE).

The 2023 season of the MotoE by Ducati has officially started. On the Jerez de la Frontera track, the riders of the MotoE World Championship have ridden for the first time the Ducati V21L, the electric prototype of the Borgo Panigale manufacturer.

Second day of testing for the MotoE 2023 with the new Ducati V21L on the Jerez circuit and new track record. After a first day with rain and a damp track, teams and riders were finally able to test the new MotoE on a dry track with slick tyres. After a couple of interim sessions, with no rain but still many puddles on the track, in the afternoon the technicians of the teams of MotoE were finally able to mount slick tyres.
Veterans of the MotoE didn't take many laps to get used to the new bike. Already in the first round with slick tires, Eric Granado (LCR E-Team) set the best lap time with 1:48.898, ahead of the IntactGP team duo formed by Hector Garzò and Randy Krummenacher, with the Swiss best rookie up to that moment.

Matteo Ferrari, during the tests of the MotoE 2023 in Jerez
Matteo Ferrari, always in the top positions in both dry and wet conditions (photo: Gresini Racing team)

The best times were recorded in the last session of the day, at 16:45, with the track almost completely dry, apart from some damp patches in a couple of areas of the Jerez track. Fastest again was Eric Granado, who made five laps under the time of 1:48 and broke the MotoE track record by 0,4 seconds, with the lap time of 1:47.053. Behind the Brazilian rider, Matteo Ferrari (FELO Gresini MotoE), also below the previous track record, with 1:47.310. Third was the rookie Nicholas Spinelli (Pons Racing 40), surprisingly less than half a second behind Granado, after only 15 laps with the MotoE.
With the lowering of the lap times, the first crashes also arrived, with Luca Salvadori and Andrea Mantovani down but without consequences.

The pilots of the MotoE 2023 with the new one Ducati V21L on track during testing in Jerez de la Frontera
The pilots of the MotoE with the new Ducati V21L on track in Jerez de la Frontera (photo: MotoE)

Below are the combined times of the four sessions held on the second day of testing:

POS. N. Nat. Rider Team Time Gap
1 51 flags_of_Brazil.gif Eric GRANADO LCR E-Team 1,47.053
2 11 flags_of_Italy.gif Matteo FERRARI FELO Gresini MotoE 1,47.310
3 29 flags_of_Italy.gif Nicholas SPINELLI Pons Racing 40 1,47.478
4 40 flags_of_Italy.gif Mattia CASADEI Pons Racing 40 1,47.504
5 3 flags_of_Switzerland.gif Randy KRUMMENACHER Dynavolt Intact GP MotoE 1,47.524
6 78 flags_of_Japan.gif Hikari OKUBO TECH3 E-Racing 1,47.526
7 81 flags_of_Spain.gif Jordi TORRES Openbank Aspar Team 1,47.548
8 34 flags_of_Italy.gif Kevin MANFREDI Ongetta Sic58 Squadra Corse 1,47.638
9 4 flags_of_Spain.gif Hector GARZO Dynavolt Intact GP MotoE 1,47.695
10 77 flags_of_Spain.gif Miquel PONS LCR E-Team 1,47.810
11 53 flags_of_Spain.gif Tito RABAT Prettl Pramac MotoE 1,48.043
12 23 flags_of_Italy.gif Luca SALVADORI Prettl Pramac MotoE 1,48.159
13 61 flags_of_Italy.gif Alessandro ZACCONE TECH3 E-Racing 1,48.219
14 21 flags_of_Italy.gif Kevin ZANNONI Ongetta Sic58 Squadra Corse 1,48.620
15 19 A #AT #AT 1,48.795
16 8 flags_of_Spain.gif Mika PEREZ RNF MotoE Team 1,49.737
17 72 flags_of_Italy.gif Alessio FINELLO FELO Gresini MotoE 1,49.881
18 6 flags_of_Spain.gif Maria HERRERA Openbank Aspar Team 1,49.934

The tests take place over three days and ends on Wednesday, 8 March.
The live timing of the test is available at this link: https://live.crono-jerez.com

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