MATTEO Ferrari walks away from the penultimate round of the FIM Enel MotoE season with a maximum 50 points after storming to another victory at Misano this morning.
Following his win yesterday at the GP Octo di San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini, the Gresini Racing rider powered to his second win of the weekend with time to spare over Tech 3 E-Racing’s Hector Garzo and Ognetta Sic58 Squadra Corse man Mattia Casadei, who made ameds for yesterday’s DNF.
As pole-sitter Alex De Angelis grabbed another holeshot on the Octo Pramac machine, it was disaster just behind for race one podium finisher Xavier Simeon who crashed out big-style a highside at Turn 2, leaving Bradley Smith and Mike Di Meglio forced to take avoiding action.
Ferrari was straight into the winning battle as he tagged onto the back of de Angelis, with Angel Nieto rider Maria Herrera making headway to slot into third.
Ferrari then took the lead at Turn 2 on lap two as De Angelis’s big moment heading up the hill at Turn 7 gave the Italian the breathing space he needed to edge away and it soon became a battle for second.
But just like he did on Saturday, De Angelis’ home Grand Prix ended with a fast crash at Turn 13 as he dusted himself off in the gravel.
In the battle for second, Garzo, Casadei, Canepa and Herrera all scrapped for the runner-up spot with One Energy Racing’s Smith, Eric Granado and Jesko Raffin in the scrap for sixth.
And the fight came down to the last lap and the final sector as Garzo exceeded track limits at Turn 11 just as LCR’s Canepa looked to try and stick a move on Garzo for P2 at Turn 14.
But the Tech3 rider held his outside line and just as Ferrari took the win some 2.6sec up the road from the Spaniard, Casadei pounced on Canepa to steal the final podium spot by just 0.055sec.
Herrera crossed the line for her best finish of the season on the OpenBank bike in fifth with Avintia Esponsorama’s Granado snatched sixth a few tenths clear of Dynavolt Intact GP’s Raffin.
Briton Smith had to consolidate his weekend with an eighth ahead of the second Angel Nieto bike of Nico Terol, with EG 0,0 Marc VDS’ Austria winner Di Meglio rounding out the top 10.
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