2022 Jerez MotoE Qualifying Result: New Season, New Format, New Headliners

MotoE joined the circus for their first weekend of the season, with an upgraded machine, an enhanced calendar and a new but very familiar qualifying format, ditching the E-Pole routine for the Q1/Q2 setup. At the end of the two 10-minute sessions, Miquel Pons secured the first pole position of the season, despite a late tumble at turn eight. While the Spaniard picked himself out of the gravel, rivals tried to catch up with his early benchmark but the closest they could get was six hundredths of a second off. That gap secured second for Hector Garzo, while Mattia Casadei joins them on the front row of the grid.

FP2 leader Eric Granado opens a very strong second row, ahead of Dominique Aegerter and Matteo Ferrari, with reigning world cup champion Jordi Torres starting his title defence from seventh on the grid, his best time half a second off pole. The Spaniard will have the company of Hikari Okubo and Q1 graduate Alex Escrig onto the third row of the grid, while Niccolo Canepa led the way out of Q1 before rounding out the top 10 places in Q2.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 77 Miquel Pons Energica 1:48.372    
2 4 Hector Garzo Energica 1:48.435 0.063 0.063
3 27 Mattia Casadei Energica 1:48.609 0.237 0.174
4 51 Eric Granado Energica 1:48.693 0.321 0.084
5 77 Dominique Aegerter Energica 1:48.763 0.391 0.070
6 11 Matteo Ferrari Energica 1:48.783 0.411 0.020
7 40 Jordi Torres Energica 1:48.926 0.554 0.143
8 78 Hikari Okubo Energica 1:49.001 0.629 0.075
9 17 Alex Escrig Energica 1:49.413 1.041 0.412
10 7 Niccolo Canepa Energica 1:49.709 1.337 0.296
    Q1 Results:        
Q2 7 Niccolo Canepa Energica 1:49.119    
Q2 17 Alex Escrig Energica 1:49.204 0.085 0.085
11 3 Lukas Tulovic Energica 1:49.280 0.161 0.076
12 21 Kevin Zannoni Energica 1:49.286 0.167 0.006
13 6 Maria Herrera Energica 1:49.406 0.287 0.120
14 34 Kevin Manfredi Energica 1:49.665 0.546 0.259
15 70 Marc Alcoba Energica 1:49.665 0.546 0.000
16 28 Yeray Ruiz Energica 1:50.112 0.993 0.447
17 72 Alessio Finello Energica 1:50.153 1.034 0.041
18 12 Xavi Fores Energica 1:50.351 1.232 0.198
Round Number: 
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2022
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Comments

The now "standard" Q1 / Q2 format is a welcome upgrade from super pole. Here's hoping this year's racing is as good as last season.