Spinelli completes the double after a duel with Casadei

The Italian took both race wins in Le Mans after a thrilling battle with Casadei and Gutierrez

Race 2 of the FIM Enel MotoE™ World Championship gave us everything we could ask for, with drama by the dozen and a last-lap battle for the victory. However, leaving Le Mans it is Nicholas Spinelli (Tech3 E-Racing) who is victorious, with the Italian taking a third race win of the season. Mattia Casadei (LCR E-Team) chased Spinelli to the line, trying everything in the last sector. Axxis-MSI’s Oscar Gutierrez ends the weekend in style after claiming a podium on the #99’s first visit to the iconic circuit

Once racing got underway, Hector Garzo (Dynavolt Intact GP MotoE™) led into turn one before Spinelli pounced into the race lead at turn three. Casadei soon to his opportunity to pass Garzo, now setting sights on race leader Spinelli. This led to some thrilling action on lap two when the lead change would be completed, with Casadei instantly beginning to put the hammer down.

However, it would soon be a disastrous race for polesitter Garzo, crashing on lap three at turn 12, resulting in the #4’s second DNF of the weekend. Another front runner soon hit the deck with Eric Granado (LCR E-Team) adding to the drama, falling one lap later on lap four at turn 13.

Casadei and Gutierrez soon closed in on race leader Spinelli, with two laps remaining – the latter setting personal best lap times. However, it would be Casadei who would take the lead before Spinelli fought back at the very next corner. It was set to be a spectacular finish to the race with three riders inseparable on track.

Casadei tried everything to line up a pass at turn 13, but the Italian couldn’t find a gap, allowing Spinelli to complete the double in Le Mans. Casadei managed to hold off the charging Gutierrez for second place after a thrilling eight-lap race. Further down the order, another rider who was unable to make the chequered flag was Jordi Torres (Openbank Aspar Team) after battling in sixth position.

Fourth place went the way of Tech3 E-Racing’s Alessandro Zaccone, who was less than two seconds away from the podium – only able to watch. Andrea Mantovani (KLINT Forward Factory Team), rounds off the top five after finishing ahead of Lukas Tulovic (Dynavolt Intact GP MotoE™) in sixth. Finishing in seventh after crashing out of Race 1 was Miquel Pons (Axxis-MSI), storming to the line ahead of Matteo Ferrari (Felo Gresini MotoE™). Kevin Zannoni (Openbank Aspar Team) was unable to replicate a second podium of the day, crossing the line in ninth ahead of Alessio Finello (Felo Gresini MotoE™).

The next chapter of the season MotoE™ season will take place at the legendary Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya for another exciting two races, so make sure you keep up to date with all the action on motogp.com!

Top 10:

1 Nicholas Spinelli (Tech3 E-Racing)  
2 Mattia Casadei (LCR E-Team)  +0.139
3 Oscar Gutierrez (Axxis-MSI)  +0.410
4 Alessandro Zaccone (Tech3 E-Racing) +1.932
5 Andrea Mantovani (KLINT Forward Factory Team)  +4.345
6 Lukas Tulovic (Dynavolt Intact GP MotoE™) +4.928
7 Miquel Pons (Axxis-MSI)  +5.828
8 Matteo Ferrari (Felo Gresini MotoE™) +5.994
9 Kevin Zannoni (Openbank Aspar Team) +7.226
10 Alessio Finello (Felo Gresini MotoE™) +9.087




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