French GP at Le Mans: the point before the last round

French GP at Le Mans: the point before the last round
Ferrari, Torres and Aegerter racing in Misano

The last round of the MotoE has come. After the wonderful races in Jerez and Misano, the two finals of the FIM Enel MotoE World Cup 2020 are now just around the corner at the new - at least for the MotoE - Le Mans circuit. The fight for victory is between the reigning champion Matteo Ferrari and a couple of rookies (at least in MotoE) formed by Dominique Aegerter and Jordi Torres. With a little more gap in standings but still in the game for the final victory is the young Italian rider Mattia Casadei. In the two races scheduled, the last fifty points of the year are in play, a lot, also considering that the weather forecast is rainy, at least for the first race.

Casadei and Simeon during the San Marino GP

Until now Matteo Ferrari has always been consistent (the only exception was the mistake in the Andalucia GP), achieveing four points between himself and his closest challenger, Dominique Aegerter (Dynavolt Intact GP). Aegerter also showed great consistency in results, managing to be fast in every race and achieveing a podium or a win every time he reached the finish line. Another very fast rookie can enter the fight between the first two: Jordi Torres (Pons Racing 40). The Spaniard took his first E-Pole at Misano and, although he hasn't won yet, he is only seven points from Ferrari. Winning the world championship is not an impossible target for Torres, especially with two races and fifty points available.
The latest candidate fighting for the championship, even if more detached, is Mattia Casadei (Ongetta SIC58 Squadra Corse). The Italian has been in the top five all season and comes to the end with his best result ever: an impressive second place after fighting curve after curve with Torres. What can he do? It's down by fifteen points, but with the twists we've seen so far, anything is possible.

Eric Granado with the MotoE of the Esponsorama Avintia Racing team

Eric Granado (Avintia Esponsorama Racing) is perhaps the fastest of all in the single lap. Mathematically he is not yet excluded from the final victory but 43 points of disadvantage seem really impossible to recover in two races. However, he could play a role, as he took his first win of the year and, barring mistakes, was fast everywhere.
Also Niccolò Canepa (LCR E-Team) and his teammate Xavier Simeon are still technically in play. Canepa has already achieved two top five finishes this year. Simeon, on the other hand, got the podium at Misano. Both have recently raced in the 24h of Le Mans and their knowledge of the French track could be crucial, especially in case of rain.
Another rider potentially favored by his knowledge of the track is the home rider Mike Di Meglio (EG 0,0 Marc VDS) recent winner of the 24h of Le Mans.

Niccolò Canepa with al MotoE of the LCR E-Team

Last but not least, there is also the new rule for the formation of the starting grid for Race 2. The results of the first race are now crucial because they decide the starting positions for the second, so there is a lot to win - and to lose - in the race on Saturday.

Here the general classification of the MotoE with two races to go.

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