LCR E-Team: the highlights of the first test of the MotoE 2022

LCR E-Team: the highlights of the first test of the MotoE 2022
Eric Granado with the MotoE of the LCR E-Team

The LCR E-Team has completed the first official test of the FIM Enel 2022 season MotoE World Cup. The only rider of the team to take to the track was Eric Granado, third in the final standings, while his teammate, Miquel Pons, had to give up tests for emergency surgery on the eve of the first day.

For the first pre-season tests, LCR E-team showed up on the track without one of its two riders: Miquel Pons. The Spaniard arrived in Jerez on Sunday, but had to undergo surgery the same evening due to appendicitis. Pons was discharged from hospital on Monday but was unable to take part in the test.
His new teammate, Eric Granado, participated regularly in the first two days of testing. The opening day on a dry track ended with Eric Granado second in the overall standings, with the laptime of 1'48.925.
The Brazilian rider managed to finish fifth the following day, in a day characterized by rain and low temperature. At the end of the second session of the day, Granado had an high side at the last corner and had to skip the last session and did not participate in practices on the third day. The Brazilian rider suffered a partial rupture of the thigh muscle but according to Dr. Ángel Charte he will recover in a few weeks just in time for the second test MotoE which will take place from April 11th to 13th again on the Circuito de Jerez-Ángel Nieto.

Eric Granado
“The test was good for us, specially the first day, in dry conditions. It was my first time with the LCR E-Team and it was a good start for us. I am pleased with the work we did and I am very happy with the team. From the beginning we had good energy together, I was fast and I felt great on the bike.
It has been a long time since I rode a MotoE but it was a great feeling, we did some steps forward understanding how the new bike works, as there are some differences compared to last year’s bike. I felt good on dry conditions and on wet. On the second day, I was very fast, I was P3. Until I crashed, I was doing really well. Unfortunately, I had a high side crash on the last corner and I injured my leg. I had a contusion, so I decided to go to Barcelona to get checked. In the end, it was not very serious, a couple of weeks of rest and I’ll be back. I am really looking forward to the next test, riding for XNUMX days and prepare the bike and myself for the first race of the season.”

Miquel Pons
“I arrived to Jerez on Sunday and I wasn’t feeling great so I went to see the doctor. I ended up having surgery, appendicitis, so unfortunately, I had to sit out these 3 days of testing. I am doing ok now and will be 100% ready for the second test. At least, I could meet with my team and Lucio on track, looking at the data and preparing for the next test. Can’t wait to come back to Jerez in April.”

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