Today at the Red Bull Ring the pilots of the MotoE took to the track to take pole position and define the starting grid for tomorrow's race. The qualifying session, demoniac Epole, took place like the old SBK superpole. One driver at a time on the track for a dry lap. Very spectacular formula but very difficult for riders who are looking for the best time in a single lap. The first to take to the track was Randy De Puniet while the session was closed by Hector Garzo. The pole position was conquered by Mike Di Meglio, French pilot of the EG0,0 Marc VDS team, with the time of 1.35,182. Behind his back, Xavier Simeon of the Avinta Esponsorama Racing team e Bradley Smith (One Energy Racing). In the second row Jesko Raffin, who, with a performance to the limit, takes advantage of the entire track to the green zone and manages to lower his best lap by four tenths. Beside Raffin, Niki Tuuli fifth and Hector Garzo sixth.
Best of the Italians is Matteo Ferrari (Trentino Gresini MotoE), 7 ° with a clean performance but penalized by a small error in the second half of the lap. Effective ride for Alex De Angelis that will recover various positions compared to the free and close in 3a row in front of Eric Granado. A sweep of the rear in the third sector costs the Brazilian driver at least 6 tenths.
Good also the qualification of Maria Herrera who got an 10 ° final time with a smudge-free ride. Behind his back Niccolò Canepa e Sete Gibernau. Fifth row for Savadori, Hook and Foray. Randy canceled instead for Randy De Puniet and Nico Terol for getting out on the tires from the limits of the track. Unfortunately he fell Mattia Casadei, the driver of the SIC58 Squadra Corse team, who loses the front at turn 3.
This is the starting grid for the race which will start on Sunday at 10: 00.
At this link you can download the Epole timing file in Austria. (link)