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13 days ago
By motogp.com

Tulovic takes charge of opening day proceedings

The German heads reigning World Cup winner Torres after the first two MotoE™ Free Practice sessions at the Catalan GP

A 1:50.808 in FIM Enel MotoE™ World Cup FP2 sees Tech3 E-Racing’s Lukas Tulovic climb to the top of the Gran Premi Monster Energy de Catalunya Day 1 combined standings, the German edging out Jordi Torres (Pons Racing 40) by 0.049s. Electric class rookie Yonny Hernandez (Octo Pramac MotoE) claims an impressive P3 on Friday.

It was the first time MotoE™ had hit the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya and at the end of Day 1’s play, there was only a second covering the top 12 riders. FP1 pacesetter Eric Granado (One Energy Racing) slipped to P4 in FP2, the Brazilian finishes 0.408s behind Tulovic, with rookie Fermin Aldeguer (Openbank Aspar Team) – fresh from a debut points scoring Moto2™ at Mugello – cementing a top five.

In FP2, Andrea Mantovani (Indonesian E-Racing Gresini MotoE) set the new all-time MotoE™ speed record – a whopping 262.7 km/h down the front straight, beating Dominique Aegerter’s (Dynavolt Intact GP) 262.1 km/h effort in FP1.

MotoE™ FP3 is coming up at 11:50 local time (GMT+2) on Saturday morning, you can keep up to date with that via Live Timing, before the ever-exciting E-Pole takes place at 16:10 on Saturday afternoon.

Top 10 combined:
1. Lukas Tulovic (Tech3 E-Racing) – 1:50.808
2. Jordi Torres (Pons Racing 40) + 0.049
3. Yonny Hernandez (Octo Pramac MotoE) + 0.324
4. Eric Granado (One Energy Racing) + 0.408
5. Fermin Aldeguer (Openbank Aspar Team) + 0.453
6. Dominque Aegerter (Dynavolt Intact GP) + 0.494
7. Miquel Pons (LCR E-Team) + 0.623
8. Alessandro Zaccone (Octo Pramac MotoE) + 0.767
9. Mattia Casadei (Ongetta SIC58 Squadracorse) + 0.810
10. Xavi Cardelus (Avintia Esponsorama Racing) + 0.988

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