Energica has arrived at Le Mans’s ‘Circuit Bugatti’, France, for the second round of the 2021 FIM Enel MotoE World Cup. After a successful season debut in Jerez, leading the standings with his Ego Corsa #61 is Alessandro Zaccone (OCTO Pramac MotoE) who took a stellar maiden MotoE victory for himself and the team, one that placed the young Italian among the early favourites for this year’s crown.
Throughout the years, however, MotoE has proved to be a very unpredictable series, and nobody knows it as well as Eric Granado (One Energy Racing), who crashed out while leading the Jerez encounter; that costly mistake has added some extra pressure to the Brazilian rider, who now has to make up for the ground lost from Zaccone and his other two main rivals Dominique Aegerter (Dynavolt IntactGP) and Jordi Torres (Pons Racing 40) – who rounded out the Andalusian podium in second and third, respectively.
Last year, The #FrenchGP served as the stage for the 2020 season finale, which saw Torres lifting up the championship title after winning the first of two races. Aside from him, none of the current riders ended up on the podium, so this race will be a good chance for many to right the wrongs, starting from Matteo Ferrari (Indonesian E-Racing Gresini MotoE): the 2019 title winner has had a challenging start to the season, but has shown he can be very quick at Le Mans as he claimed second place in the E-Pole here seven months ago.
With no prior testing at this track, the MotoE rookies will have an extra challenge to face, as they will need to find their way around the tricky French circuit while looking for the best set up for their Ego Corsa machines – all with the usual changeable Le Mans weather.
MotoE proceedings will begin tomorrow at 11:50 local time (GMT +2) with Free Practice one.