Lucio Cecchinello has decided to win the MotoE title at all costs. After second place in 2022, for the 2024 season, the LCR E-Team line-up will consist of Mattia Casadei and Eric Granado. This is how the Italian team presents itself at the start of the MotoE 2024 with the reigning world champion, Casadei, and with the rider who has won the most races in the MotoGP electric class, Granado.
Mattia Casadei, the current MotoE World Champion, in 2024 will race for the LCR E-Team, Lucio Cecchinello's team. Casadei raced in 2023 with the PONS Racing team, which left the world championship at the end of the season, both in Moto2 and MotoE. Cecchinello did not miss the first world champion with the Ducati V21L, and brought him to his team where he will find Eric Granado.
In 2023, Casadei had an impressive season with five victories and another five podiums and in which he made an extraordinary comeback: from 56 points behind Torres at mid-season, Casadei ended the championship with a 43 point advantage over the Spanish rider. Casadei's journey in MotoE has been a continuous growth, starting from its debut in 2019 with the Sic58 Squadra Corse. The Italian champion participated in 47 races, winning seven times and achieveing 23 podiums, 2 pole positions and 5 fastest laps.
Granado has been a winning rider since his debut in MotoE when he took a double victory in Valencia. In five years in MotoE, Granado achieved 11 victories and 18 podiums, as well as 8 pole positions, and finished the 2022 MotoE season in second place. In 2023 Granado was seventh in the championship, a good result considering the serious injury he suffered in Superbike and which forced him to miss the first two races of the MotoE season.
With these riders, the team's goal for 2024 is as clear as ever: to win the world champion title.
MotoE World Championship 2024
The calendar of MotoE 2024: 16 races and the new-entry of Portimao
Mattia Casadei (LCR E-Team)
“I'm happy to join the LCR E-Team as it's one of the best teams on the grid. I want to fight for the best results, and I know the whole team is eager to do a great job, so that's an extra motivation. We can achieve amazing things together, and I can't wait to start!"
Eric Granado (LCR E-Team)
“LCR is like a family for me and I’m excited to start another season together. We’ve already fought for the championship, and that’s the 2024 goal. I’d like to thank Lucio, the team, and all the sponsors for their support."
Lucio Cecchinello (LCR E-Team)
“Being able to count on the current MotoE World Champion is an honor for us. He has already demonstrated his level of performance and we want to fight to obtain the maximum result. We are happy to also be able to count on Eric for another season. We have achieved great results in these two years and now the goal is to fight for the best, given that there is no lack of potential. The 2024 lineup is now complete, and it's a strong lineup. We are ready to work to achieve our common goals."
MotoE World Championship
The standings of the 2023 championship
Photos: LCR E-Team
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