Dominique Aegerter (Dynavolt Intact GP) was the man to beat in the MotoE at the Circuit de Jerez-Angel Nieto. The Swiss rider improved in each session, setting the best lap in 1:48.596, 0.445 thousandths ahead of Eric Granado (Avintia Esponsorama Racing) and 0.492 thousandths ahead of the winner of the past edition, Matteo Ferrari (Trentino Gresini MotoE ). Aegerter is, after all, a rookie to the MotoGP electric class.
The riders of the MotoE tested the Energica Ego Corsa during three sessions. For Aegerter, the third session was where he excelled most, and Granado also set his personal best at the end of the day. Ferrari, meanwhile, set his best time in the second session.
Xavier Simeon of the LCR E-Team was the fourth fastest in combined times; he and Alex De Angelis (Octo Pramac MotoE ) were the only ones to get within a second of Aegerter during the test.
Mike Di Meglio (EG 0,0 Marc VDS), Niccolo Canepa (LCR E-Team) and Jordi Torres (Pons Racing 40) were all within a tenth, with Josh Hook (Octo Pramac MotoE ) just behind them. Niki Tuuli (Avant Ajo MotoE ) closed the group of the top ten fastest riders.
The final session of the day was briefly red-flagged after Alessandro Zaccone (Trentino Gresini MotoE ) crashed unhurt, although his Energica Ego Corsa was too damaged to be able for the class rookie to continue. Once the session restarted, Maria Herrera (Openbank Aspar Team) also crashed, and was also unhurt.
No riders on track tomorrow, the starting of the SpanishGP is on Friday. (Here you can find the time schedule of the SpanishGP at Jerez on the next weekend).
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