Zannoni takes lap record in MotoE™ Q2 shoot out

The Italian bagged his first pole position of the year ahead of Casadei and Granado

The green flag dropped on qualifying for the MotoE™ World Cup at the CryptoDATA Motorrad Grand Prix von Österreich with the rain clouds looming over the Red Bull Ring. The track remained mostly dry in Q2 allowing the riders to put the hammer down and battle it out for pole position.  

It was Kevin Zannoni (Ongetta SIC58 Squadracorse) who took the pole position as the Italian went 0.006s under the previous lap record with a 1:38.567. Joining his compatriot on the front row will be the #40 of Mattia Casadei (HP Pons Los40). The Italian put it all on the line but just fell short of pole by 0.023s. Eric Granado (LCR E-Team) was another 0.030s back, with the top three separated by just 0.053s, you can guarantee the Brazilian will be getting stuck into the races from the front row.  

The Championship leader Jordi Torres (Openbank Aspar Team) fought his way through a damp Q1 session to take P8. He'll have his work cut out for him during Saturday's races as his title rival Matteo Ferrari (Felo Gresini MotoE™) starts from the front of row two in 4th place.  

Make sure to tune in for both races tomorrow! Race 1 is set to get underway at 12:15 local time (GMT +2), with Race 2 shortly after at 16:10.  

1 Kevin Zannoni (Ongetta SIC58 Squadracorse) 1:38.567
2 Mattia Casadei (HP Pons Los40) + 0.023
3 Eric Granado (LCR E-Team) +0.053
4 Matteo Ferrari (Felo Gresini MotoE™) +0.526
5 Hikari Okubo (Tech3 E-Racing) +0.591
6 Hector Garzo (Dynavolt Intact GP MotoE™) +0.793
7 Miguel Pons (LCR E-Team) +1.013
8 Jordi Torres (Openbank Aspar Team) +1.225
9 Kevin Manfredi (Ongetta SIC58 Squadra Corse) +1.309
10 Randy Krummenacher (Dynavolt Intact GP MotoE™) +1.403



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