Matteo Ferrari crowned first champion of the MotoE World Cup

Matteo Ferrari crowned first champion of the MotoE World Cup
The first winner of thecrown of the MotoE World Cup: Matteo Ferrari

The Italian rider, Matteo Ferrari wins the first edition of the MotoE World Cup achieveing the fifth place in race two in Valencia. The race was won by Eric Granado (Esponsorama Racing), already winner of yesterday's MotoE race on the Ricardo Tormo circuit. Granado got the victory after a great battle with Bradley Smith (One Energy Racing) and Héctor Garzò (Tech 3 E-Racing).
The main rival of Ferrari for the title was the Valencian rider Garzò but the second place in yesterday's race was cancelled due to a technical irregularity of his bike (rear tyre pressure lower than minimum).

Eric Granado celebrates the twin victory in Valencia

Ferrari was cautious at the start of the race, while Smith, just as he did on Saturday, made a great start taking the lead and escaping by more than a second after the first lap. However, little by little, Granado starts his recovery from second place, while Garzò does a mistake at the first corner, losing positions and finding himself in the middle of the group. High side for Niccolò Canepa (LCR E-Team) and crash for Josh Hook (OCTO Pramac MotoE ) and Xavier Simeon (Esponsorama Racing) on ​​the first lap.

Ferrari is third with an excellent Alex De Angelis very close to him while Garzò starts a strong recovery. The two Italians fight throughout the race overtaking each other several times. After the bad start, Garzò recovered passing Gibernau, Di Meglio, Ferrari and De Angelis until he finished third. On the top, Smith tries to maintain the lead but Granado recovers lap after lap, and attacks the Brit rider in the last lap. Smith was strong throughout, attacking the lead on several occasions and taking the battle to the last metres of the season. At the end the winner is the Brazilian rider who resists Smith's exciting attempt at the last corner. Matteo Ferrari crossed the finish line in fifth position, a result that makes him the first ever winner of the electric class of the MotoGP.

Bradley Smith closes in second place the race 2 in Valencia

Also noteworthy is the recovery of Terol who started last on the grid and recovered up to ninth position.

Here you can download the results file of the race 2 at the Valencia GP.