The Avintia Esponsorama Racing team carried out three days of testing in preparation for the MotoE 2020 World Cup on the Circuit of Jerez-Ángel Nieto. Eric Granado, the winner of the last two races of the Valencia Grand Prix of the last season and one of the main candidates to fight for the title in 2020, managed to get the best time in the first two days. After covering a total of 68 laps and a total of almost 300 km, the Rio de Janeiro rider finished second in the combined standings after the three days with a time of 1:47.546, just 0,052 seconds behind the leader.
His teammate, Xavi Cardelús, made his first contact with the Ego Corsa. The Andorran rider accumulated his first kilometers on the electric motorcycle, for a total of 325 km after completing 74 laps of the Andalusian track. After three days, Cardelús got 14th in the combined with a time of 1:48.749, 1,255 seconds from the leader.
“The test has been very positive, in the end we managed to finish second, we were fast throughout the days and we were able to try out many things that we wanted. I still need a little bit from my side, also a little bit from the bike to evolve, especially the rear end because I still lack a little bit of feeling, I have a hard time in the corners with a lot of acceleration because the bike has a movement that bothers me. But it's a question of working, the team is giving its best as always and we have another test to improve this point and find the solution before the first race."
“Finally, happy with the first contact with the bike. Three days of very positive testing because the adaptation has been fast and the important thing is that in each session, I have been making progress, and I think that is the most important thing. There is still some work to be done, but I think we leave with the work done which was to make a 1:48 to finish close in classification. Happy and grateful to the team."
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