The Avintia Esponsorama Racing Brazilian rider has started the MotoE World Cup as he finished last season. Granado, who dominated the entire weekend, was able to make a strong showing against his rivals at the Spanish Grand Prix. Xavi Cardelús, rookie in 2020, crossed the finish line in fourteenth position.
Despite losing the first position at the start when the front wheel of his Energica Ego Corsa was lifted, Granado dominated the entire race. It took the Brazilian four corners to regain the lead of the race and finish more than three seconds in front of the second classified.
For his part, Xavi Cardelús has completed his first weekend in the MotoE category. The Andorran rider lost four positions in the early stages, but was gradually able to overtake some of his rivals, which allowed him to finish the race in fourteenth position. Without a doubt, a very positive result for Cardelús after showing great progress throughout the weekend, being his first race and having to adapt to a completely new category for him.
The second round of the MotoE World Cup will be again on the Angel Nieto circuit for the Andalusian Grand Prix.
“Very happy, we had a perfect weekend. We had a very good rhythm during all the training sessions and I really felt very comfortable with the bike. At the start my bike got a little bit higher with the first touch of gas and I lost a little bit of time, but I'm happy because then I was able to pass Tulovic and open up an advantage that I was able to control until the end of the race. I'm very happy, now it's time to think with the team what we can do to be even stronger next week and maintain the good level we had in this one".
"I finished my first MotoE race but has not gone as I imagined after yesterday, I know I would have done better. Highlight the bad start I’ve done since De Angelis has made a Jump Start, and just at that moment my eyes have gone towards him, here I have lost about three tenths and that has penalized me. Looking ahead, I have to work more confidence when overtaking because with this bike it is not easy. The positive is that I have felt much more comfortable with the bike, which has made it possible to go much faster than the previous days, getting to bother the riders in front of me. In general, the assessment of this weekend is positive because we have been evolving, even knowing that it could have done better. The week you come is the second race and I am sure we will take a big step."
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