French GP Race 2: Tuuli wins, Torres is the new champion

French GP Race 2: Tuuli wins, Torres is the new champion
Niki Tuuli

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.

Mike Di Meglio twice second in Le Mans

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.

Matteo Ferrari, Trentino Gresini MotoE team

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.

Jordi Torres, new champion of the MotoE

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).

POS. N. Nat. Rider Team Time Gap
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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