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Kevin Zannoni wins race 2 of the MotoE 2024 in Barcelona

Kevin Zannoni wins Race 2 of the MotoE 2024 in Barcelona
Kevin Zannoni wins Race 2 of the MotoE 2024 in Barcelona (MotoGP photo)

In the second of the two races on the Barcelona circuit, Kevin Zannoni takes his first victory in MotoE, in a race characterized by the falls of many protagonists of the championship, starting with the 2023 champion, Mattia Casadei.

Kevin Zannoni wins race 1 of the Catalan GP MotoE 2024 in Barcelona – This weekend, the MotoE took part in the Catalan GP, ​​the third round of the electric category of MotoGP.
The second race of the day in Barcelona was an example of classic Catalan Grand Prix chaos. This time it was Kevin Zannoni (Openbank Aspar Team) who took his first victory in MotoE after having to fend off not one, but two riders in the final laps. The winner of race 1, Oscar Gutierrez (Axxis-MSI), tried in every way to challenge Zannoni for the victory, with Alessandro Zaccone (Tech3 E-Racing) who, behind the first two, was ready to take advantage of a their mistake.
When the traffic lights went out it was the reigning champion and championship leader, Mattia Casadei (LCR E-Team) who took the lead of the race. But his early lead didn't last long, as Eric Granado (LCR E-Team) immediately took over from his teammate, moving from third to first.

Kevin Zannoni won his first race in Barcelona MotoE
Kevin Zannoni won his first race in Barcelona MotoE (photo: MotoGP)

The smiles on the faces of the LCR E-Team members, who were expecting a possible one-two punch, were soon swept away and replaced by expressions of disbelief. First Casadei crashed dramatically at turn 10, making his first mistake of the season. A few laps later, here is the double disaster for the LCR team: Granado, leading the race, crashes with his Ducati V21L at Turn 5. The LCR team was not the only team to see a championship contender fall: Nicholas Spinelli (Tech3 E-Racing), who had achieved a brilliant double victory in the last round in France, went on as a hero to a double zero, with his second crash of the day, completing a whole negative Saturday in Barcelona.
After all these crashes, the winner of Race 1, Oscar Gutierrez, inherited the lead of the race, and with this, the dream of a double in his home GP. Kevin Zannoni also had a dream: to conquer the only step on the podium of the MotoE that he still missed, the first. On the last lap Zannoni, as he had done many times during the day, took the lead. Gutierrez was probably thinking of a counter-overtaking on the last lap.
After completing a final lap at qualifying pace, Zannoni showed no signs of nervousness as he drifted around the final corners and crossed the finish line for an extraordinary first victory in MotoE, in a race in which he started eighth on the grid. Gutierrez had to settle for second place, while Zaccone's third place guaranteed him his first podium in almost three years.

Oscar Gutiereez, second in Race 2 of the MotoE 2024 in Barcelona
Oscar Gutiereez, second in Race 2 of the MotoE 2024 in Barcelona (photo: MotoGP)

Jordi Torres (Openbank Aspar Team) took fourth place thanks to the chaos that was created in front, while Hector Garzò (Dynavolt IntactGP MotoE) rounded out the top five.
After this unpredictable weekend in Catalonia, the MotoE is ready to get back on track straight away next weekend at Mugello, with the top three in the championship separated by just two points. In fact, in the general classification, the new leader is Kevin Zannoni with 88 points, one more than Mattia Casadei and two more than Oscar Gutierrez.

The results of Race 2 of the MotoE 2024 in Barcelona for the Catalan GP

POS. N. Nat. Rider Team Time Gap
1 21 flags_of_Italy.gif Kevin Zannoni Openbank Aspar Team 12'42.300
2 99 flags_of_Spain.gif Oscar Gutierrez Axxis-MSI 12'42.774 0,474
3 61 flags_of_Italy.gif Alessandro Zaccone Tech3 E-Racing 12'43.476 1,176
4 81 flags_of_Spain.gif Jordi Torres Openbank Aspar Team 12'46.457 4,157
5 4 flags_of_Spain.gif Hector Garzo Dynavolt Intact GP MotoE™ 12'46.634 4,334
6 3 flags_of_Germany.gif Lukas Tulovic Dynavolt Intact GP MotoE™ 12'47.384 5,084
7 9 flags_of_Italy.gif Andrea Mantovani Klint Forward Factory Team 12'46.836 4,536
8 11 flags_of_Italy.gif Matteo Ferrari Felo Gresini MotoE™ 12'46.969 4,669
9 77 flags_of_Spain.gif Miquel Pons Axxis-MSI 12'47.111 4,811
10 34 flags_of_Italy.gif Kevin Manfredi Ongetta SIC58 Squadra Corse 12'49.997 7,697
11 55 flags_of_Italy.gif Massimo Roccoli Ongetta SIC58 Squadra Corse 12'50.101 7,801
12 72 flags_of_Italy.gif Alessio Finello Felo Gresini MotoE™ 12'52.780 10,480
13 6 flags_of_Spain.gif Maria Herrera Klint Forward Factory Team 12'53.239 10,939
14 7 flags_of_United-Kingdom.gif Chaz Davies Aruba Cloud MotoE™ Racing Team 12'56.515 14,215
15 80 flags_of_Italy.gif Armando Pontone Aruba Cloud MotoE™ Racing Team 12'57.138 14,838
16 51 flags_of_Brazil.gif Eric Granado LCR E-Team nc 5,000
17 29 flags_of_Italy.gif Nicholas Spinelli Tech3 E-Racing nc 4,000
18 40 flags_of_Italy.gif Mattia Casadei LCR E-Team nc 6,000

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