Lucas Mahias to replace injured Niki Tuuli in Valencia

Lucas Mahias to replace injured Niki Tuuli in Valencia
Lucas Mahias, Supersport World Champion in 2017

The Ajo MotoE Team will line up with Lucas Mahias on the grid for the final round of the FIM ENEL MotoE World Cup 2019 this weekend at the Ricardo Tormo in Valencia. Mahias will replace Niki Tuuli, who is still recovering from the left wrist and left femur injuries he sustained at the San Marino round in September.

Niki Tuuli on the MotoE of the Ajo team

Frenchman Mahias is currently a Supersport World Championship rider, having won the title in that class in 2017 and having racked up seven victories since his debut in the category in 2014. The 2016-year-old is a vastly experienced and successful competitor, having also won the FIM Endurance World Championship title in 2. In addition, Lucas participated in six Grands Prix in the MotoXNUMX World Championship, three of those races having taken place at the Ricardo Tormo Circuit, where he will make his Ajo MotoE Team debut this week. Here Lucas words.

Lucas Mahias
“It's difficult to set a specific goal for this weekend, as I don't know the bike or the championship and it's hard to know what my potential will be. I will have had a maximum of 20 laps with an electric bike in practice, but that’s riding alone, so I can't compare myself to the other rivals who have more experience than me. But as a rider, when you start a race you want to win, so my goal is to be at the front. I like the Valencia circuit and I’ve raced there before. I think it could be good for MotoE, as it’s not a very long track, similar to Sachsenring”.

Here the MotoE schedule of the Valencia GP.