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MotoE - Important points in the French GP in a difficult weekend for the LCR E-Team

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MotoE - In the French GP the LCR E-Team had to play in defense, trying to gain as many points as possible in an uphill weekend. After the historic one-two in Jerez, the LCR E-Team duo had to face two races in comeback, managing to conquer important points for the championship standings.

MotoE - In the French GP the LCR E-Team rider, Eric Granado, was very fast in the qualifying session on Friday, achieveing the second row with the fourth fastest time. Teammate Miquel Pons was less brilliant and only got the thirteenth time. The Spaniard arrived from the pole position conquered in Jerez while Granado had with him the double victory of the Spanish GP.
In race 1, the Brazilian rider did not have a good start and found himself in seventh position at the end of the first lap. Granado conquered and lost positions during the race fighting with Garzò and Escrig, finishing seventh.

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Race 2 of the Jerez ruler was much better. At the start Granado lost several positions, finding himself eighth at the end of the first lap. The Brazilian managed a good comeback, recovering up to fourth place in the middle of the race. In the final laps, Granado engaged in a spectacular duel with Canepa who just preceded him at the finish line. For Grando a fifth place finish which did not allow him to maintain the first place in the overall classification.
For Miquel Pons, the first race was very positive, considering the Spaniard's grid position. At the start Pons recovered five positions, in a few laps he reached his teammate and with the duo of the Tech3 team they produced an exciting fight in the middle of the group. Pons managed to pass under the checkered flag in sixth position. Unfortunately, the Spaniard was not the author of a second race at the level of the first, recovering only one position and finishing tenth.

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Eric Granado (LCR E-Team) - 5th and 7th in the French GP of the MotoE

“It is good to come back here to Le Mans every time. As always there is little time to work on Fridays, with FP1, FP2 and qualifying; unfortunately we didn't do many laps, but we were able to improve in each session. The setting of the bike was not at 100%, but the P4 was an excellent position in qualifying.
Saturday was not very positive for us, we had made some changes to the bike to improve it, but unfortunately we have not made progress. It can happen, the weekend is very short and we can't try many things: we tried something for the race but it didn't give the best. I struggled to run slower than the day before, I had no speed. I just tried to stay on the bike and did my best: the maximum was 7th place, we got some points for the classification.
Sunday was the best day. The feeling with the bike had improved: not 100%, but better. I felt safer. But the bike doesn't work at its best, we were losing speed on the straight and the other riders managed to overtake me, it was difficult for me to fight and gain positions. Anyway, I did my best until the last lap. I really wanted this podium and I fought, but in the end it wasn't possible. 5th place is better than nothing and now we are working to have a better bike for the next race and to be able to fight for the positions we are entitled to ”.

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Miquel Pons (LCR E-Team) - 6th and 10th in the French GP of MotoE

“Friday was not a very positive day, we made some mistakes in FP2, which forced me to move on to Q1. In the end we didn't make it to Q2 and I finished 6th in Q1 and 14th overall.
On Saturday we made a good comeback in Race 1, I was very happy. I started fourteenth and finished sixth, we did a good job with setting up the bike, better than Friday; the team did a great job!
Sunday, on the other hand, was not a good day because we made a mistake in setting the bike. At the beginning of the main straight the other bikes were a bit faster and I always arrived at the chicane with a small gap, I couldn't pass the other riders. In the end I took XNUMXth place, which is obviously not a good position for us. Now we will work hard and push hard to be ready for Mugello. I've never raced there and I can't wait to be on this iconic track.”

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