Dominic Eggerter secured another podium at Spielberg in his first MotoGP. But Eric Granado is developing into a dangerous opponent.
Domi Eggerter’s lead narrowed from 31.5 to 26.5 points thanks to second place in the ninth of the twelve MotoE World Cup races this year. But in the last three races tomorrow in Spielberg and the first weekend in September in Misano, the 31-year-old should be able to win the title. In the past two years, Aegerter has placed third and second overall on the Dynavolt Intact MotoE team in this electric racing series.
Aegerter only started from fifth on the grid at Spielberg, but worked his way from lap to lap. In the end he was only 1.2 seconds behind Brazilian Eric Granado. “We were strong here, but in qualifying we lost the little thing of 0.2sec, which is why we finished fifth in the second row of the grid,” said Eggerter. “In the race I was very fortunate that I was able to avoid Matteo Ferrari in the first corner because he was suddenly on the ground right in front of me. As a result, I lost contact with the front group.”
After that, Aegerter continues, it was hard to set good lap times. entered into a skirmish with Zannoni; It was not easy to beat him. After that I was behind Granado and Casadey. With the MotoE bike, it is very difficult to go much faster than opponents, so I could only catch up slowly. I couldn’t catch up until lap seven. But then Cassady fell into the penultimate corner. That’s how I got a position.”
“We tried to make up for the points against Ferrari and Granado here. But the Brazilian was faster today and got 5 points.” “Now we still have three races left – and we have a lead of 26.5 points. Tomorrow is another race. We will try again to fight for the podium. I hope the weather is good and we see decent fights.”
Race result Spielberg, Moto, Race 1, Aug 20
1. Granado (Brazil), 7 laps 11: 55.313 min.
2. Aegerter (CH), +1.271 seconds
3.M. Bones (E), +1.797.797.3
4. Okubo (J), +3.369
5. Garzo (x), +3,589
6 a. Escrig (English), +3.619
7- Zennouni, +3904
8- Torres (South) +4,634
9- Fores (E), +11.745
10. Manfredi (I), +11.911
11. Maria Herrera (small), +14111
12. M. Alcoba (English), +14.245
Trophy status (after 9 of 12 races)
1. Eggerter 178 points. 2. Granada 151.5. 2- Ferrari 114.5. 4. Cassady 98. 5. M Pons 95. 6. Okubo 70.5. 7. Canepa, 70: 5. 8. Garzo 70. 9. Zannoni 57.5. 10 a. Ascraig 49.
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