MotoE: Zannoni Earns Pole Position At Sachsenring
More, from a press release issued by Dorna:
MotoE: Just 0.053s in it! Zannoni beats Casadei & Granado to pole in Austria
Ferrari misses out on the front row and Torres starts on Row 3 as the Red Bull Ring sets some interesting grids for Round 6
Friday, 18 August 2023
The green flag dropped on qualifying for the FIM Enel MotoE World Championship at the CryptoDATA Motorrad Grand Prix von Österreich with the rain clouds looming over the Red Bull Ring. The track remained mostly dry in Q2, however, allowing the riders to put the hammer down and battle it out for pole position – and set a new lap record in the process.
Kevin Zannoni (Ongetta SIC58 Squadracorse) will start from his first pole position in the category after doing just that despite the tougher conditions, but the margins were tiny as the Italian went just 0.006s under the previous lap record with a 1:38.567. Joining his compatriot on the front row will be the #40 of Mattia Casadei (HP Pons Los40). The Italian put it all on the line but just fell short of pole by 0.023s, with Eric Granado (LCR E-Team) only another 0.030s back. That means the top three are separated by just 0.053s!
Championship leader Jordi Torres (Openbank Aspar Team) fought his way through a damp Q1 session to take P8 and will have his work cut out for him during Saturday’s races as his closest title rival Matteo Ferrari (Felo Gresini MotoE) starts from the front of row two in 4th place.
Check out the full session below and get ready for Race 1 at 12:15 (GMT +1), before Race 2 at 16:10. You can tune in to MotoE via your MotoGP coverage provider! For Italy that’s Sky Italy with Race 1 live and Race 2 live or on delay, in France CANAL+SPORT 360, and in Spain both races are live via DAZN. In the UK, TNT Sports 2 shows Race 1 live, and often Race 2 – depending on programming. Switzerland’s coverage is across SRF/RTS/RSI, and viewers in Brazil can watch on ESPN4. From Down Under with Fox Sports Australia to the northern tip of Europe with VIAPLAY across Scandinavia, look for MotoE with the MotoGP broadcaster in your territory, with the full list of our partners HERE. MotoGP media partners broadcast MotoE live or on delay on their linear or digital channels, and everyone can also tune in to watch both races live and OnDemand via VideoPass on motogp.com!
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