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Barcelona hosts the Catalan GP, ​​the third round of the MotoE 2024

Last year Mattia Casadei and Andrea Mantovani won the two races of the MotoE to Barcelona
Last year Mattia Casadei and Andrea Mantovani won the two races of the MotoE in Barcelona (photo: MotoGP)

After the first two rounds in Portimao and Le Mans, MotoE returns on track this weekend for the 2024 Catalan GP, ​​in Barcelona. At the top of the standings, we find the 2023 Champion, Mattia Casadei, followed just two points away by Nicholas Spinelli, the winner of three of the four races held this season.

This weekend, in Barcelona, ​​it's taking place the Catalan GP, ​​the third round of the MotoE 2024, the electric category of MotoGP.
The last time MotoE stopped in Barcelona, ​​we saw two races that were decisive for the outcome of the championship, in which Casadei took a significant advantage over Jordi Torres, allowing him to win the category title in the following round, the final one in Misano. This year, Barcelona comes earlier in the calendar, but given the current standings, it is already an in or out stage for some of the title contenders of the MotoE.
In the standings, the reigning champion Mattia Casadei (LCR E-Team) and his compatriot Nicholas Spinelli (Tech3 E-Racing) are separated by just two points and will compete for the top of the standings in the Catalan weekend.

Hector Garzò in action with the MotoE of the Dynavolt Intact GP team
Hector Garzò in action with the MotoE of the Dynavolt Intact GP team (photo: Dynavolt IntactGP)

Casadei comes from two more podiums in France and a new record for the most consecutive podium finishes in the electric category: 11. The Italian kept his elbows wide but balanced it all with impressive consistency, including the decision on the last lap at Le Mans not to risk it and settle for the podium. In the meantime, however, his closest rival, Spinelli, is on the rise and in Barcelona, two podiums may not be enough for Casadei to maintain the lead in the standings.
In fact, the Tech3 Racing team rider won three of the four races held in 2024 as well as the final race in 2023. The only rider to have defeated Spinelli in 2024 is probably Spinelli himself, who crashed in race 2 in Portugal while he was first .
However, the championship is not just a two-horse race; many other contenders aspire to win. Hector Garzò (Dynavolt Intact GP) will be at the top of the list after the two podiums in Portimao and the speed shown in France, even if the Valencian wasted everything in the two races on Saturday. Eric Granado (LCR E-Team) was involved in an accident with Alessandro Zaccone (Tech3 E-Racing) at Le Mans and crashed while leading in Portugal. The Brazilian will seek redemption and fortune in Barcelona. On this track, we will have to closely observe Miquel Pons (Axxis-MSI), winner here in 2021 and Andrea Mantovani, winner of race 1 a year ago.

Jordi Torres was one of the fastest last year in Barcelona (photo: MotoGP)

The two riders of the Openbank Aspar Team are also candidates to be among the protagonists of the Catalan GP. Kevin Zannoni is third in the general classification after achieving his best result in MotoE in France, while home hero Jordi Torres will try to start his comeback in the championship here and find his first podium of the year. Another rider who will try to rediscover the form that he has already demonstrated several times is Matteo Ferrari (Felo Gresini MotoE), who has the second most wins in MotoE ever but had a very difficult start to 2024.
After two podiums in the first two stages, we'll see if rookie Oscar Gutierrez (Axxis-MSI) can continue at the same pace. After the podium in the first round in Portugal, he repeated himself at Le Mans, a circuit where he had never raced. Now he's back on a track he knows, we'll see what he shows us this time.

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The standings of the MotoE 2024

The weekend schedule of MotoE 2024

The weekend of MotoE kicks off on Friday at 8.30am with FP1, before a second session, FP2 at 12.45pm. The combined times of FP1 and FP2 decide the direct entries for Q1 and Q2, starting at 17.05pm.
Saturday is show time for the MotoE World Championship: it's the day of the double race.
Race 1 starts at 12:15 pm, immediately after the qualifying session of MotoGP, and is the first race of the weekend. This is followed by the qualifying session of Moto3 and Moto2 and the MotoGP Sprint race.
Race 2 follows the MotoGP Sprint Race, with the lights going out for the second race of the weekend set for 16:10. It is a double event that gives the electric world incredible visibility and ensures fans from all over the world the best of this parallel path of sustainable innovation.

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The schedule of the 2024 Catalan GP of MotoE

The teams and riders of the MotoE World Championship 2024.

The teams and riders of the MotoE World Championship 2024.
LCR E-Team: Mattia Casadei – Eric Granado
Felo Gresini MotoE rider: Matteo Ferrari – Alessio Finello
Openbank Aspar team: Jordi Torres – Kevin Zannoni
Tech3 E-Racing: Alessandro Zaccone – Nicholas Spinelli
Dynavolt Intact GP: Lukas Tulovic – Hector Garzò
Ongetta Sic58 Squadra Corse: Kevin Manfredi – Massimo Roccoli
Axxis – MSi: Miquel Pons – Oscar Gutierrez
Klint Forward Racing: Andrea Mantovani – Maria Herrera
Aruba Cloud MotoE: Chaz Davies – Armando Pontone

The pilots of the MotoE 2024 use the new Michelin rear tire
The riders of the MotoE 2024 have a new Michelin rear tyre (photo: MotoGP)

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