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That's a wrap: MotoE™ complete Valencia Test

Three days at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo have come to an end as we witness E-Pole and race simulations ahead of Round 1 in Germany

The third and final day of the FIM Enel MotoE™ World Cup official Valencia Test has drawn to a close – and what a day it was.

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Lights out on the first ever MotoE™ 'race'

In the morning, 17 of the 18 riders – One Energy Racing’s Bradley Smith not present due to Aprilia testing commitments – took part in a race simulation as the riders got to experience what it was like to start, overtake and battle with the Energica Ego Corsa machines. Brazil’s Eric Granado (Avintia Esponsorama Racing) was the ‘winner’ and in doing so collected an Energica Eva street bike as a prize. Hector Garzo (Tech 3 E-Racing) and Ajo MotoE’s Niki Tuuli completed the ‘podium’ after a good scrap over seven laps.

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The MotoE™ race simulation 'podium' give their thoughts

The riders then got a chance to have a final 30-minute session from 17:00-17:30 local time (GMT+2) at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo. This would be their chance to test before heading out on track at the Sachsenring for the first round of the season and it was Tuuli who went fastest with the quickest time of the test, a 1:40.127 0.486 quicker than second place Mattia Casadei (Ongetta SIC58 Squadra Corse). Garzo was third on the timesheets at the end of Day 3, race simulation winner Granado was 0.533 off Tuuli’s benchmark in fourth with 2008 125 World Champion Mike Di Meglio (EG 0,0 Marc VDS) completing the top five. 

So that’s it from Valencia. Three important and enjoyable days are now in the pockets of the riders and teams as the E-Paddock now gears up for the German GP in under three weeks’ time. The Sachsenring plays host to the opening round of the FIM Enel MotoE™ World Cup and anticipation couldn’t be higher, make sure your diaries are free on the weekend 5-7 July to watch the 18 Energica Ego Corsa riders in competitive action.

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