First points in MotoE for Pires while Cardelus falls during the race

First points in MotoE for Pires while Cardelus falls during the race
Xavier Cardelús (Avintia Esponsorama Racing team)

The Avintia Esponsarama Racing team closes the weekend of the Spanish GP with the rookie Pires in twelfth place. Fall for Cardelus when he was eighth in the race.

Last weekend it took place the Spanish GP of MotoE World Cup, the first round of the 2021 season. Xavier Cardelús, in his second seasong in MotoE, crashed during the race when he was eighth. Unfortunately the Andorran rider was unable to finish the race after a good performance in the first part of the weekend. Cardelús started from ninth on the grid, his best result in MotoE. André Pires on his debut with electric motorcycles finished in twelfth place. The Portuguese continued his adaptation to the bike in what he considers a new adventure in his racing career.

André Pires (Esponsorama Avintia Racing)

“I am very happy that I was able to finish the race, it was my first GP and I was very nervous. My goal was to finish and not race alone. I saw many falls, so I’m decided not to take a risk and finish. Thanks to all teams for the great work and support they give me at all times."

Xavier Cardelus with the MotoE in Jerez

“It’s a shame to start the season on this way, especially because of how short the championship is. Although the head group has quickly distanced from me, I felt strong enough to fight for the TOP 5. Now the important thing is to focus on the next race.“

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