The Octo Pramac team MotoE is back on track, this time in Valencia, for three days of testing in preparation for the first race of the championship that will take place at the July 7 at the Sachsenring.
In the first session, the pilots above all regained confidence with the bikes, Alex De Angelis finished fifth at 5 tenths from Granado's best time while Josh Hook completed 11 laps dedicating himself to learning a circuit in which he had never turned and closing 17 °. In the afternoon session De Angelis finished in seventh place while Hook tried to push but fell into the third sector when he was improving his time.
On the second day there were two free sessions and the E-Pole - the superpole-style qualifying with one sprint lap each for each driver. Alex De Angelis qualified in 14th place having to deal with some vibrations at the rear that led him to make a mistake at turn 2. Josh Hook instead had to skip the whole day due to an intestinal problem. Interesting data for Alex De Angelis both in the first free practice session (interrupted however due to a technical problem) and in the afternoon session when he finished in the Top 10, lapping with an encouraging pace especially in T1 and T3.
The first race simulation of the era took place on the last day of testing MotoE. The race gave the show and the drivers battled for 7 laps (final time 11 minutes and 50 seconds) with numerous overtaking and no accidents. Alex De Angelis was the protagonist of a very positive race. Forced to start 14 on the grid, the Octo Pramac Moto E rider managed to recover four positions in the first lap and then set off in search of Canepa, who passed two laps to go to finish with a ninth place. Josh Hook is back on the weakened track for an intestinal virus to play 7 very important lapses to gain experience with the new bike.
Here is what De Angelis said about the three days of testing: “I am satisfied with how things went in this test. The first day we worked a lot on the bike, finding, I think, the right path. I'm having a lot of fun driving theEnergica Ego, especially in areas of the circuit with many corners where you can feel the power under acceleration. The second was a bit of a particular day, first with the technical problem in the morning session and then with the vibrations on the rear wheel that didn't allow me to give my best in qualifying. I am really very satisfied with the result of the race. It was an extremely interesting and useful simulation because compared to the first two days of testing we were able to find a set up that allowed me to be very competitive. I conclude this first race simulation with a smile ".
Here the results of the Valencia race simulation (link)