Alex de Angelis heads Simeon in opening MotoE™ session

Octo Pramac rider sets the pace in damp Le Mans conditions as the final FIM Enel MotoE™ World Cup weekend of 2020 gets underway

On his farewell weekend as a rider, Alex de Angelis (Octo Pramac MotoE) set a 1:54.595 in FIM Enel MotoE™ World Cup FP1 at the SHARK Helmets Grand Prix de France to beat second fastest Xavier Simeon (LCR E-Team) by 0.451 seconds. World Cup leader Matteo Ferrari (Trentino Gresini MotoE) was third quickest in the opening session of the weekend, the Italian just over half a second off the pace as the MotoE™ riders got their first taste of wet weather since the 2019 Austrian GP.

Matteo Ferrari, Trentino Gresini MotoE, SHARK Helmets Grand Prix de France

Xavi Cardelus (Avintia Esponsorama Racing) finished P4 in the wet conditions with Niccolo Canepa (LCR E-Team) P5 as the electric class tackled the tricky 30-minute session. Title hopefuls Mattia Casadei (Ongetta SIC58 Squadra Corse) – who crashed unhurt at Turn 7 – and Jordi Torres (Pons Racing 40) rounded out the top 10 in P9 and P10 respectively, with second in the title race Dominique Aegerter (Dynavolt Intact GP) P16 – 3.827 seconds adrift of P1.

The MotoE™ riders face FP2 later on this afternoon at 16:10 local time (GMT+2), before E-Pole and Race 1 take place on a potentially title-deciding Saturday.

Top 10:
1. Alex de Angelis (Octo Pramac MotoE) – 1:54.595
2. Xavier Simeon (LCR E-Team) + 0.451
3. Matteo Ferrari (Trentino Gresini MotoE) + 0.548
4. Xavi Cardelus (Avintia Esponsorama Racing) + 0.941
5. Niccolo Canepa (LCR E-Team) + 1.045
6. Josh Hook (Octo Pramac MotoE) + 1.066
7. Niki Tuuli (Avant Ajo MotoE) + 1.148
8. Eric Granado (Avintia Esponsorama Racing) + 1.187
9. Mattia Casadei (Ongetta SIC58 Squadracorse) + 1.495
10. Jordi Torres (Pons Racing 40) + 1.528


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