MotoE™: Casadei capitalises for pole as drama hits for Ferrari

The Gresini rider will head Spinelli and Garzo, with Ferrari taking pole and then hit with a penalty

The green flag dropped on qualifying for the FIM Enel MotoE™ World Championship at Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli with Matteo Ferrari (Felo Gresini MotoE™) taking an early pole position twith a 1:40.708, despite crashing out at Turn 14. Or was it? In some post-session drama, and that despite plenty during Q2, the Italian's fastest lap was scrubbed off for incorrect tyre pressures, leaving him down in P10. That means it's Championship Mattia Casadei (HP Pons Los40) starting from pole ahead of Nicholas Spinelli (HP Pons Los40), with Hector Garzo (Dynavolt Intact GP MotoE™) bumped up to P3.

Andrea Mantovani (RNF MotoE™ Team) now heads the second row, with Jordi Torres (Openbank Aspar Team) now P5 on the grid for the decider. The Spaniard sits 21 points away from Championship leader Casadei, and just one ahead of Ferrari. With Casadei on pole, Torres will have to get his elbows out during Saturday's races. 

The Championship is on the line in MotoE™ with the final two races coming your way on Saturday in Misano. It could go the way of either Casadei, Torres, or Ferrari, and with MotoE™'s ever-present unpredictability, you're not going to want to miss a single second of the racing action. Race 1 is set to get underway at 12:15 local time (GMT +2), with Race 2 shortly after at 16:10. 


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