MotoE™ Talk Show: riders on Misano, machinery, consistency and more
Posted on Sep 12, 2019 by MotoGP™
Round 3 is here! The FIM Enel MotoE™ World Cup gets back on track this weekend at the Gran Premio Octo di San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini, and on Thursday it was Talk Show time for points leader Mike Di Meglio (EG 0,0 Marc VDS), closest challenger Bradley Smith (One Energy Racing), Lorenzo Savadori (Trentino Gresini MotoE), Mattia Casadei (Ongetta SIC58 Squadra Corse) and Niccolo Canepa (LCR E-Team) in the E-Paddock.
"I'm excited to be here, Misano is, first and foremost, an area I really like and I've spent a lot of time here in the last few years. The circuit is one I have some great memories at, some podiums and some pole positions, so coming here is to a track I enjoy. I was riding here a couple of months ago testing with Aprilia so let's say I'm in the rhythm with Misano this year. Let's see what happens!
"I was feeling good in Austria then I think the rain spoilt it a bit for us, but looking at this weekend I think it's going to be sunny. I think this track layout is going to be enjoyable for MotoE, especially the first part is going to be fun, and two races this weekend means a lot of points up for grabs. Anyone who does well this weekend will go into Valencia in a strong position.
"I think it's too early to be considering anything about where Mike and Xavier are, but in the back of your mind you know there are only six races so you can't mess up at this point because it's so difficult to get those points back. But if you're racing for the Championship at this point, especially with the competition, I think that would be the wrong way to do it. I'm going into this weekend exactly as I did at the Red Bull Ring, I wanted to leave there with the lead and I wasn't able to do it but I'll use these next few days to walk into Valencia in first."
Free Practice first on Friday before E-Pole at 16:05 (GMT +2)...and then it's time to go racing, twice. Race 1 starts on Saturday at 16:15, before Race 2 on Sunday morning at 10:05.