Niki Tuuli wins race two of the French GP of MotoE World Cup after a great fight with home hero Mike Di Meglio. The Finnish rider finished first followed by Mike Di Meglio (EG0,0 Marc VDS) and by Josh Hook (OCTO Pramac MotoE ). Today's race crowns Jordi Torres (Pons Racing) champion of the MotoE World Cup 2020.
At the start, Tuuli takes the lead, followed by Di Meglio; behind them Alejandro Medina (Openbank Aspar team) and Eric Granado (Esponsorama Avintia Racing) crashed at the first corner and a little further also Tommaso Marcon (Tech3 ERacing) crashed. In the action, Granado touches Torres who loses some positions and is sixth.
Great start of Dominique Aegerter (Dynavolt IntactGP): from the fourteenth position on the grid he is already fifth during the first lap of the race. Halfway through the first lap, Di Meglio's attacks on Tuuli with the Frenchman taking the lead. Behind them Aegerter attacks Maria Herrera for the fourth position while Torres passes Xavi Cardelus for fifth.
In the leading group, Josh Hook gains ground and passes Tuuli and start a comback on Mike Di Meglio.
At the start of the third lap Di Meglio has a slight advantage over the Hook and Tuuli while in the group Matteo Ferrari is the author of a great comeback that takes him up to sixth position, not far from Torres.
Halfway through the race a mistake by Hook made him slide back to third position; at that point Tuuli begins to push and moves behind Di Meglio. With two laps to go, the Finn attacks the MarcVDS team rider at the first corner. Di Meglio tries to take back the lead at the same point on the last lap but Tuuli resists until the finish line, winning the second race in his career. Third on the podium is the Australian Josh Hook.
The top three riders of the standings arrive close to the podium with Aegerter fourth, Matteo Ferrari fifth and Jordi Torres sixth. In seventh and eighth position we see the two LCR E-Team riders (Niccolò Canepa e Xavier Simeon) after a great comeback from the last row of the grid.
With today's result Jordi Torres becomes the champion of MotoE World Cup 2020 winning the second edition of the MotoGP electric class; Ferrari and Aegerter are second and third respectively (here the standings).
|1||66||Niki TUULI||Ajo MotoE||12'09.631|
|2||63||Mike DI MEGLIO||EG 0,0 Marc VDS||12'09.797||0,166|
|3||16||Joshua HOOK||OCTO Pramac MotoE||12'10.925||1,294|
|4||77||Dominique AEGERTER||Dynavolt Intact GP||12'11.984||2,353|
|5||11||Matteo FERRARI||TRENTINO Gresini MotoE||12'15.648||6,017|
|6||40||Jordi TORRES||Join Contract Pons 40||12'16.121||6,490|
|7||7||Niccolo CANEPA||LCR E-Team||12'19.697||10,066|
|8||10||Xavier SIMEON||LCR E-Team||12'20.103||10,472|
|9||6||Maria HERRERA||Openbank Aspar Team||12'20.294||10,663|
|10||18||Xavier CARDELUS||Avintia Esponsorama Racing||12'20.732||11,101|
|11||35||Lukas TULOVIC||Tech 3 E-racing||12'20.929||11,298|
|12||61||Alessandro ZACCONE||TRENTINO Gresini MotoE||12'21.958||12,327|
|13||27||Mattia CASADEI||Ongetta SIC58 Squadra Corse||12'30.473||20,842|
|14||15||Alex DE ANGELIS||OCTO Pramac MotoE||12'30.585||20,954|
|15||84||Jakub KORNFEIL||WithU Motorsport||12'34.007||24,376|
|nd||70||Tommaso MARCON||Tech 3 E-racing||nd||0,000|
|nd||55||Alejandro MEDINA||Openbank Aspar Team||nd||0,000|
|nd||51||Eric GRANADO||Avintia Esponsorama Racing||nd||0,000|
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