Smith keeps progressing in Misano
Posted on Sep 02, 2022 by WithU GRT RNF MotoE
The iconic Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli is hosting the last round of the FIM Enel MotoE World Cup, what the majority of the WithU GRT RNF MotoE Team, including title sponsor WithU, proudly calls home round, the second one after Mugello. Thereby Niccolò Canepa is eager to score a great final result, while Bradley Smith was declared fit on Thursday after the injury suffered in Austria’s Race 1.
From the seventh fastest time in Free Practice one this morning, Canepa made a huge step in FP2 to improve by 1.366 seconds even though he still remained in seventh. Anyway, the local hero managed to grant a direct access to Qualifying two in the afternoon. In the all-important session, the #7 made further improvements to go 0.560s faster, but unfortunately in his fastest lap another rider crashed in front of him, forcing him to couldn’t go faster than seventh position missing a first row place by just 0.356s.
Meanwhile, Bradley Smith, who returned after the injury suffered in Austria’s Race 1, kept gaining track time to this year’s FIM Enel MotoE World Cup. The Englishman concluded the FP1 in P17, eventually going much quicker in FP2 to improve his lap time by impressive 2.143s to finish sixteenth. Afterwards, in the Q1, unfortunately he couldn’t be faster than the morning just matching that times landing in P8, which means he’ll have to start from row six.
Both races for MotoE class will last eight laps and are scheduled to start on Saturday at 16:25 local time and on Sunday at 15:30 in Misano with unpredictable weather on the line for the WithU GRT RNF MotoE Team.
"I mean, first of all I'm happy to be here riding, a little bit similar than in Austria where we struggled to find the pace I had in Assen. We have two more races to go, so, try to get a good start, improve the game between now and then. I know the weather might change really quickly and could be messy, although we had a good test at the beginning of the year in wet conditions. So, we're ready for a dry race or a wet race either."