2022 Le Mans MotoE Race 2 Result: Back To Winning Ways

The MotoE cup provided the final action of the day, with no rain, no fuss and no cancan dancers but with a close battle for the podium positions until the final corner. Poleman and Race 1 winner Mattia Casadei made the perfect start to lead ahead of Kevin Zannoni, Hikari Okubo and Dominique Aegerter, while Eric Granado dropped down to 8th after the first few corners.

Casadei was quick to extend a gap of one second over the first couple of laps, while Aegerter made his way through the chasing pack to lead the pursuit at the start of lap three. In that same group, Granado was steadily recovering from the underwhelming start and making his way inside the top five but getting a track limits warning in the process.

Aegerter caught up with Casadei with four laps remaining, dropping Zannoni into Granado’s reach and with a sizeable group still in tow. Aegerter’s first attack only came on the final lap, the Swiss rider getting ahead of the Italian into the Dunlop chicane and defending all the way to the chequered flag to claim his first victory of the season, Casadei settling for second. Niccolo Canepa found some late pace to inconvenience Granado, the duo trading places a few times over the last couple of laps and the Italian then went on to chase compatriot Zannoni. Better drive out of the final corner allowed Canepa to snatch third place by eight thousandths of a second and climb onto his first MotoE podium.

Zannoni and Granado completed the top five, with the rest of the top ten occupied by Okubo, Ferrari, Hector Garzo, Marc Alcoba and Miquel Pons. A notable absence was reigning cup champion Jordi Torres, who was declared unfit due to a fractured left leg following the scary tangle in Saturday’s race.

Aegerter’s victory leaves him in charge of the world cup standings by eight points from Granado, with Casadei 17 points back and Ferrari on a 30-point deficit.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 77 Dominique Aegerter Energica      
2 27 Mattia Casadei Energica   0.567  
3 7 Niccolo Canepa Energica   1.688  
4 21 Kevin Zannoni Energica   1.696  
5 51 Eric Granado Energica   1.831  
6 78 Hikari Okubo Energica   2.181  
7 11 Matteo Ferrari Energica   2.297  
8 4 Hector Garzo Energica   2.966  
9 70 Marc Alcoba Energica   3.961  
10 77 Miquel Pons Energica   4.210  
11 9 Andrea Mantovani Energica   4.419  
12 17 Alex Escrig Energica   4.911  
13 12 Xavi Fores Energica   6.158  
14 18 Xavi Cardelus Energica   6.887  
15 6 Maria Herrera Energica   9.802  
16 34 Kevin Manfredi Energica   10.296  
17 72 Alessio Finello Energica   19.456  
Round Number: 
4
2022
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