THE FIM ENEL MOTOE WORLD CUP GRAND FINALE SHOWDOWN IN MISANO
A double-header will be held for the final round of the FIM ENEL MotoE World Cup.
It’s almost time to crown the FIM ENEL MotoE World Cup winner, with another double-header set for the season finale at Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli. With 50 points winnable, the Italian Alessandro Zaccone (Octo Pramac MotoE) will enter this weekend with a seven-point advantage lead in the standings.
The Italian has had a fantastic season thus far, with a consistent performance finishing in the top six in every race, winning the season-opening race, and two podiums, making him a rival that other riders must keep an eye on. He is the only rider who could clinch the championship contention if he finishes Saturday’s race with 25 points clear from the rest, as this is a golden opportunity for him to win on his familiar home turf track.
Eric Grando (ONE Energy Racing), who is only seven-point behind the Italian, is the closest threat for the title crown. So far, Granado has always had a great pace in every venue, with two wins, a second-place finish, and a DNF, but he has still managed to catch up to be in the top three.
Next up is Jordi Torres (HP Pons 40), who is just only one point behind Granado, who is aiming to win the Cup for the second time in a row. The Spaniard has yet to win a race in the 2021 season, but if he is willing to put on his gloves and throw his elbows out for the title, he could be impressive and untouchable in this final round.
Then there is Dominique Aegerter (Dynavolt Intact GP) who is 11 points behind the leader. He has three podium finishes and is still seeking his first victory of the season. The Swiss had a serious experience at the track, having won there in MotoE last season and having an incredible speed there in Moto2.
Lucas Tulovic (Tech3 E-Racing) is still on the points, 27 points below from Zaccone. The German has risen up to claim his first victory in the Bitci Motorrad Grand Prix von Österreich at Red Bull Ring, his first of the season. In Misano, he’ll most likely be looking for more wins or podium finishes, which could including himself for the fight at the front.
Matteo Ferrari (Indonesian E-Racing Gresini MotoE), the 2019 Cup winner, is another rider who could pose a threat. Ferrari has had a tough season so far, but he should not easily be counted off as a title contender as he had an excellent experience in MotoE at Misano. He won two out of three races in 2020, including his first Cup victory in a double-header at the venue in 2019. Four wins in five races at Misano is a pretty incredible record in his book, so this is a great advantage for him to get back on the podium in the season finale double-header.
Two races to finish the season in style, but the schedule will be slightly different at the Gran Premio Octo di San Marino e Della Riviera di Rimini. E-Pole will begin in the morning from 11:45 (GMT+2) on Saturday before the lights go out for Race 1 shootout at 16:20. The lights will go out for the final MotoE Race 2 showdown on Sunday at 15:30.