MotoE Test 2022 - Xavi Cardelus completes the final test in Top 10

MotoE Test 2022 - Xavi Cardelus completes the final test in Top 10
MotoE Test 2022 - Xavi Cardelus during the test in Jerez

MotoE Test 2022 - Xavi Cardelus, in his third year with the Avintia Esponsorama Racing team, ends the MotoE World Cup pre-season tests in Top 10 and completes the race simulation in sixth place.

The MotoE World Cup has completed its final days of testing at the Circuito de Jerez - Angel Nieto in preparation for the fourth season of the championship. It was not an easy few days on the Andalusian circuit; the weather once again influenced the course of the three sessions scheduled for each test day. On the first day, with a dry track, the new qualifying format in Q1 and Q2 style was tested, while on the second day the rain fell intermittently and thwarted the teams' programs. The sun only returned on the third day, allowing for a simulated race.

MotoE Test 2022 in Jerez - Xavi Cardelus with the MotoE

Xavi Cardelús ends the second test of the season with a best time of 1:49.182 and leaves Jerez with his eyes on the first race of the season which will take place at the Jerez circuit.
On the first day, the riders enjoyed three sessions in dry conditions. In the third session of the day, a qualifying simulation was held, with a Q1 and a Q2. Cardelus set his fastest time during Q2, stopping the crono at 1:49.541, finishing sixth at +0.521. This laptime allowed him to finish tenth in the combined times table.
The second day was marked by intermittent rain which led to mixed track conditions. In the sum of the three sessions, only nine riders decided to take to the track. Cardelus, like most of the riders, decided not to take to the track to avoid crashes and compromise the rest of the tests.

MotoE Test 2022 in Jerez - Xavi Cardelus

The last test session was dedicated to a simulated race in which Cardelús started from eighth position. After a good start, the Andorran rider recovered several positions to reach fifth place. In the end he crossed the line in sixth position, with a personal best time of 1:49.182.

Results of the race simulation of the MotoE in Jerez:
1. Dominique AEGERTER / SWI 
2. Hector GARZO / SPA - (+1.601)
3. Mattia CASADEI / ITA - (+6.702)
4. Hikari OKUBO / JAP - (+6.851)
5. Kevin ZANNONI / ITA - (+14.897)
6. Xavi CARDELUS / AND - (+14.954)

The Top 5 of the laptime of the MotoE World Cup in Jerez:
1. Hector GARZO / SPA - 1:48.458
2. Dominique AEGERTER / SWI - 1:48.480 (+0.022)
3. Matteo FERRARI / ITA - 1:48.505 (+0.047)
4. Eric GRANADO / BRA - 1:48.666 (+0.208)
5. Miquel PONS / SPA - 1:48.710 (+0.254)

Xavi Cardelus (Avintia Esponsorama Racing)
“These have been some strange tests, in which we have not been able to test everything that we would like since we have not ridden a lot due to the conditions of the track. Even so, we have tried some things that can benefit us for the season that begins in three weeks. We really want it to start and be able to show the level we have”.

At this point, the teams and riders return home but will be back in Jerez de la Frontera for the first race of the MotoE World Cup 2022, later this month, for the Spanish GP. For the event, two free practice sessions are scheduled, plus the qualifying session in the new Q1 and Q2 format and two races, one on Saturday afternoon and one on Sunday, after the MotoGP race.

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