|2019 San Marino MotoE Race 1|
The Misano Circuit hosted its first MotoE race.
|Date||14 September 2019|
|Official Name||2019 Gran Premio Octo di San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini|
|Location||Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli, Misano Adriatico, Italy|
|Lap length||4.226km (2.626 mi)|
|Distance||7 laps / 29.582 km (18.381 mi)|
|Support Race||2019 San Marino and Rimini's Coast Grand Prix|
|Pole Sitter||Alex de Angelis|
|Team||Octo Pramac MotoE|
|Team||Trentino Gresini MotoE|
|Fastest Lap||1:44.461 on lap 4|
|Matteo Ferrari||Héctor Garzó||Mattia Casadei|
|Winner Team||Trentino Gresini MotoE|
|MotoE Race Guide|
|2019 Austrian MotoE Race||2019 San Marino MotoE Race 2|
The 2019 San Marino MotoE Race 1, otherwise officially known as the 2019 Gran Premio Octo di San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini MotoE Race 1, was the third round of the 2019 FIM MotoE World Cup, held at the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli in Misano Adriatico, Italy, on the 14 September 2019. The race, which was held in support of the MotoGP Championship, would see Matteo Ferrari claim victory as several major title contenders crashed out.
Qualifying would see "home" rider Alex de Angelis claim E-Pole, while Ferrari and Xavier Siméon completed the front row within a tenth of the Sammarinese rider. Yet, there would be a few shocks further down, with Championship leader Mike di Meglio, as well as former leader Niki Tuuli both crashing on their flying laps, leaving them at the back of the grid.
It was dry and warm for the race, with de Angelis making a perfect start to claim the lead, with Ferrari and Siméon giving chase. Further back, di Meglio made a stunning start to leap from last to fourteenth, with Tuuli unable to go with him.
However, di Meglio's race was over before the end of the opening lap, an issue with his bike ensuring he had to stop at the end of the lap. He would get back out into the fray but retired for good on the second lap, moments before an accident up ahead removed several of his major title rivals.
Tuuli was the cause, with a lunge at Mattia Casadei causing the two to tangle and Tuuli to lose stability. The Finn slid off and took Casadei down with him, before the Italian himself went sliding into the side of Bradley Smith. Smith miraculously managed to keep upright and rejoin, albeit at the back of the field, while Casadei and Tuuli were out.
Out front, meanwhile, de Angelis would break clear of the rest of the field, dragging Ferrari and Siméon with him, those two jostling for second. Behind, Eric Granado crashed out of fourth while fighting with Héctor Garzó, releasing the Spaniard to hunt down the lead trio.
de Angelis's race took a turn for the worst a few laps later, a highside at turn five sending the Sammarinese rider off the circuit. That left Ferrari leading from Siméon and Garzó, the Spaniard having caught them as de Angelis was thrown out of contention.
Those three would scrap through to the start of the final lap, with Ferrari able to break clear on the final tour to claim victory and the lead in the Cup. He would be aided by Garzó's attempts to pass Siméon, with the Spaniard elbowing his way past at turn eleven to secure second.
Mike di Meglio moved to the top of the Cup hunt after the second round of the season, leaving Austria with 41 points to his name. Bradley Smith was up to second, five off the lead, while Xavier Siméon moved into third after his maiden podium finish. Former leader Niki Tuuli slipped to fourth, having only scored one point in Austria, while María Herrera left the Red Bull Ring as the only rider not to have scored.
In the Teams Championship it was EG 0,0 Marc VDS who left Austria at the head of the hunt, with all of their points scored by lone rider di Meglio. Avintia Esponsorama Racing were up to second, the first of the two-rider teams, while One Energy Racing were a point behind in third. A further three points separated One Energy from fourth placed Octo Pramac MotoE, while Trentino Gresini MotoE completed the top five.
The full entry list for the 2019 San Marino MotoE Race 1 is displayed below:
|2019 San Marino MotoE Race 1 Entry List|
|2||Jesko Raffin||Dynavolt Intact GP||Energica||Ego Corsa|
|4||Héctor Garzó||Tech3 E-Racing||Energica||Ego Corsa|
|5||Alex de Angelis||Octo Pramac MotoE||Energica||Ego Corsa|
|6||María Herrera||Openbank Ángel Nieto Team||Energica||Ego Corsa|
|7||Niccolò Canepa||LCR E-Team||Energica||Ego Corsa|
|10||Xavier Siméon||Avintia Esponsorama Racing||Energica||Ego Corsa|
|11||Matteo Ferrari||Trentino Gresini MotoE||Energica||Ego Corsa|
|14||Randy de Puniet||LCR E-Team||Energica||Ego Corsa|
|15||Sete Gibernau||Join Contract Pons 40||Energica||Ego Corsa|
|16||Joshua Hook||Octo Pramac MotoE||Energica||Ego Corsa|
|18||Nicolás Terol||Openbank Ángel Nieto Team||Energica||Ego Corsa|
|27||Mattia Casadei||Ongetta SIC58 Squadra Corse||Energica||Ego Corsa|
|32||Lorenzo Savadori||Trentino Gresini MotoE||Energica||Ego Corsa|
|38||Bradley Smith||One Energy Racing||Energica||Ego Corsa|
|51||Eric Granado||Avintia Esponsorama Racing||Energica||Ego Corsa|
|63||Mike di Meglio||EG 0,0 Marc VDS||Energica||Ego Corsa|
|66||Niki Tuuli||Ajo MotoE||Energica||Ego Corsa|
|78||Kenny Foray||Tech3 E-Racing||Energica||Ego Corsa|
The final qualifying result for the 2019 San Marino MotoE Race 1 are outlined below:
|2019 San Marino MotoE Race 1 Qualifying Result|
|1st||5||Alex de Angelis||Octo Pramac MotoE||1:44.660||—||145.360 km/h||1|
|2nd||11||Matteo Ferrari||Trentino Gresini MotoE||1:44.708||+0.048s||145.295 km/h||2|
|3rd||10||Xavier Siméon||Avintia Esponsorama Racing||1:44.769||+0.109s||145.211 km/h||3|
|4th||2||Jesko Raffin||Dynavolt Intact GP||1:44.878||+0.218s||145.060 km/h||4|
|5th||7||Niccolò Canepa||LCR E-Team||1:44.913||+0.253s||145.012 km/h||5|
|6th||6||María Herrera||Openbank Ángel Nieto Team||1:44.923||+0.263s||144.998 km/h||6|
|7th||38||Bradley Smith||One Energy Racing||1:45.011||+0.351s||144.876 km/h||7|
|8th||4||Héctor Garzó||Tech3 E-Racing||1:45.097||+0.437s||144.758 km/h||8|
|9th||18||Nicolás Terol||Openbank Ángel Nieto Team||1:45.540||+0.880s||144.150 km/h||9|
|10th||27||Mattia Casadei||Ongetta SIC58 Squadra Corse||1:45.548||+0.888s||144.139 km/h||10|
|11th||32||Lorenzo Savadori||Trentino Gresini MotoE||1:45.725||+1.065s||143.898 km/h||11|
|12th||16||Joshua Hook||Octo Pramac MotoE||1:47.448||+2.788s||141.590 km/h||12|
|13th||78||Kenny Foray||Tech3 E-Racing||1:47.542||+2.882s||141.467 km/h||13|
|14th||14||Randy de Puniet||LCR E-Team||1:47.918||+3.258s||140.974 km/h||14|
|107% Time: 1:51.986|
|NC*||15||Sete Gibernau||Join Contract Pons 40||—||18|
|NC*||51||Eric Granado||Avintia Esponsorama Racing||—||16|
|NC*||63||Mike di Meglio||EG 0,0 Marc VDS||—||17|
|NC*||66||Niki Tuuli||Ajo MotoE||—||15|
- * Gibernau, Granado, di Meglio and Tuuli were all allowed to start at the stewards' discretion.
The final classification of the 2019 San Marino MotoE Race 1 is displayed below, with the fastest lap setter indicated in italics, and the pole sitter shown in bold:
|2019 San Marino MotoE Race 1 Race Result|
|Pos.||No.||Name||Team||Laps||Race Time||Fastest lap||Pts.|
|1st||11||Matteo Ferrari||Trentino Gresini MotoE||7||12:19.694||1:44.461||25|
|2nd||4||Héctor Garzó||Tech3 E-Racing||7||+0.187s||1:44.546||20|
|3rd||10||Xavier Siméon||Avintia Esponsorama Racing||7||+0.590s||1:44.610||16|
|4th||2||Jesko Raffin||Dynavolt Intact GP||7||+3.111s||1:44.899||13|
|5th||7||Niccolò Canepa||LCR E-Team||7||+3.284s||1:45.048||11|
|6th||6||María Herrera||Openbank Ángel Nieto Team||7||+6.516s||1:45.236||10|
|7th||32||Lorenzo Savadori||Trentino Gresini MotoE||7||+6.883s||1:45.357||9|
|8th||18||Nicolás Terol||Openbank Ángel Nieto Team||7||+7.276s||1:45.459||8|
|9th||15||Sete Gibernau||Join Contract Pons 40||7||+14.576s||1:46.300||7|
|10th||16||Joshua Hook||Octo Pramac MotoE||7||+15.568s||1:46.316||6|
|11th||14||Randy de Puniet||LCR E-Team||7||+22.278s||1:47.119||5|
|12th||38||Bradley Smith||One Energy Racing||7||+31.146s||1:46.145||4|
|13th||51||Eric Granado||Avintia Esponsorama Racing||7||+1:10.405||1:44.751||3|
|Ret||5||Alex de Angelis||Octo Pramac MotoE||3||Accident||1:44.949|
|Ret||27||Mattia Casadei||Ongetta SIC58 Squadra Corse||1||Collision||1:51.452|
|Ret||66||Niki Tuuli||Ajo MotoE||1||Collision||1:51.680|
|Ret||78||Kenny Foray||Tech3 E-Racing||1||Accident||1:55.042|
|Ret||63||Mike di Meglio||EG 0,0 Marc VDS||1||Retired||2:03.037|
- Maiden pole position for Alex de Angelis.
- Maiden victory for Matteo Ferrari.
- Also Ferrari's first FIM MotoE World Cup podium finish.
- First win for Trentino Gresini MotoE as an entrant.
- María Herrera scored her first points.
Victory shot Matteo Ferrari straight to the top of the Championship at the halfway point of the season, ending the day on 47 points. That moved him two clear of Xavier Siméon in second, with former leader Mike di Meglio slipping to third, six points off the lead. Bradley Smith was next, a point further back, while María Herrera had claimed her first points of the season to move into fifteenth.
In the Teams Cup it was Trentino Gresini MotoE who emerged at the head of the hunt, their two bike effort ending the afternoon on 62 points. Avintia Esponsorama Racing had retained second, moving onto 56 points, while former leaders EG 0,0 Marc VDS slipped to third, but remained the lead team with a single rider. One Energy Racing and Tech3 E-Racing completed the top five, while Ongetta SIC58 Squadra Corse rounded out the table.
Only point scoring riders and teams are shown.
Videos and Images:
- 'New MotoE™ calendar announced', motogp.com, (Dorna Sports SL, 27/06/2019), http://www.motogp.com/en/news/2019/03/26/new-motoe-calendar-announced/287184, (Accessed 06/07/2019)
- 'Forza Ferrari: Italian wins dramatic Race 1', motogp.com, (Dorna Sports SL, 14/09/2019), https://www.motogp.com/en/news/2019/09/14/forza-ferrari-italian-wins-dramatic-race-1/308285, (Accessed 16/09/2019)
- 'Home hero de Angelis claims Misano E-Pole', motogp.com, (Dorna Sports SL, 13/09/2019), https://www.motogp.com/en/news/2019/09/13/home-hero-de-angelis-claims-misano-e-pole/307888, (Accessed 16/09/2019)
- Jamie Klien, 'Misano MotoE: Ferrari wins, title protagonists suffer', motorsport.com, (Motorsport Network, 14/09/2019), https://www.motorsport.com/motoe/news/misano-report-ferrari-garzo-simeon/4541379/, (Accessed 16/09/2019)
- 'GP OCTO DI SAN MARINO E DELLA RIVIERA DI RIMINI: Race Nr. 1 Classification', motogp.com, (Dorna Sports SL, 14/09/2019), https://resources.motogp.com/files/results/2019/RSM/MotoE/RAC1/Classification.pdf?v1_b248be13, (Accessed 16/09/2019)
- 'GP OCTO DI SAN MARINO E DELLA RIVIERA DI RIMINI: E-Pole Classification', motogp.com, (Dorna Sports SL, 13/09/2019), https://resources.motogp.com/files/results/2019/RSM/MotoE/EP/Classification.pdf?v1_9161682a, (Accessed 16/09/2019)
|2019 FIM Enel MotoE World Cup|
|Ajo MotoE • Avintia Racing • Dynavolt Intact GP • EG 0,0 Marc VDS • Join Contract Pons 40 • LCR E-Team • Octo Pramac MotoE • One Energy Racing • Ongetta SIC58 Squadra Corse • Openbank Ángel Nieto Team • Tech3 E-Racing • Trentino Gresini MotoE|
|Energica Motorcycle Company|
|2 Jesko Raffin • 4 Héctor Garzó • 5 Alex de Angelis • 6 María Herrera • 7 Niccolò Canepa • 10 Xavier Siméon • 11 Matteo Ferrari • 14 Randy de Puniet • 15 Sete Gibernau • 16 Joshua Hook • 18 Nicolás Terol • 27 Mattia Casadei • 32 Lorenzo Savadori • 38 Bradley Smith • 51 Eric Granado • 63 Mike di Meglio • 66 Niki Tuuli • 78 Kenny Foray|
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