The Grand Prix of Austria has drawn to a close at the Red Bull Ring with a spectacular race two of the 2022 FIM Enel MotoE World Cup, which saw Eric Granado (LCR E-Team) once again on the top step of the podium for what is a key fifth win of the season (second double win) which helped him narrow the gap to the current series leader Dominique Aegerter – third today – down to 17.5 points. Miquél Pons completed a fantastic one-two for the LCR E-Team.
The race got underway in a similar fashion to yesterday’s encounter, with Mattia Casadei (Pons Racing 40) dictating the pace in the early stages aboard his Energica Ego Corsa #27. Granado, however, was much quicker – compared to yesterday – in closing the gap to the front after overtaking Matteo Ferrari (FELO Gresini Racing MotoE).
Meanwhile, Dynavolt IntactGP’s Aegerter had a coming together with Hector Garzó (Tech 3 E-Racing) and that cost him some ground. After being passed by Pons, the experienced Swiss rider was still able to stay on his tail – while the Spaniard logged the fastest lap of the race in 1’41.163 – and the two ultimately caught back up with the leading group. The battle for the lead between Casadei and Granado was a fierce one, but the latter was eventually able to move up to first place, while the former saw his podium hopes shatter on the final lap first courtesy to Pons and then, at the penultimate corner of the race, by Aegerter, who salvaged three more crucial points before the chequered flag was deployed.
Tech 3 Racing’s Alex Escrig won a close-quarter battle against Xavi Cardelus (Avintia Esponsorama Racing), Hikari Okubo (Avant Ajo MotoE) and his teammate Hector Garzo for fifth, while Ferrari and Jordi Torres (Pons Racing 40) completed the top ten in ninth and tenth, respectively.
The final round of the 2022 FIM Enel MotoE World Cup will take place on September 2-4 at the Misano World Circuit ‘Marco Simoncelli’ in Italy.