Niki Tuuli started the weekend at Misano as he did in Austria and Germany: first in the 1 Free Practice. The Finn rider of the Ajo team MotoE stopped the chronometer at 1'45.071, at the fifth of the 10 total laps.
Tuuli precedes in the standings Matteo Ferrari (Trentino Gresini team MotoE ) at 98 thousandths and Eric Granado (Esponsorama Racing team), at less than 2 tenths. The leader of the World Cup, Mike Di Meglio is seventh, at 369 thousandths from Tuuli. From fourth to sixth we find three riders in a few thousandths Hector Garzò, Xavier Simeon e Jesko Raffin, all three at just 2 tenths from Tuuli. Bradley Smith, second in the World Cup behind Di Meglio is eighth, at 454 thousandths from the best time.
Among the Italians, in addition to Ferrari in second position, we find Niccolò Canepa (LCR E-Team), ninth behind Smith, ahead of two other home riders: Mattia Casadei (SIC58 Squadra Corse) and Alex De Angelis (OCTO Pramac MotoE). One second from the time of Tuuli, it is placed Lorenzo Savadori (Trentino Gresini MotoE ), in fourteenth place.
This is the first session of the MotoE on the Misano track and the riders are still looking for the right feeling: this is demonstrated by the time recorded by Tuuli which is about 3 seconds higher than the pole position of the Moto3 in the 2018. In the afternoon the FP2 and, at the end of the day, the E-pole (here the timetables).
Below the official results of the session.