Tulovic scores points at Le Mans & pole man Garzo suffers double DNF

Everything was set for a highly successful French Grand Prix for Dynavolt Intact GP MotoE riders Hector Garzo and Lukas Tulovic. Garzo was considered the top favourite in both races thanks to his pole position, but a double retirement dashed any hopes. Tulovic fought his way to eleventh place in race 1 after a costly off-road incident, followed by a conciliatory sixth place in race 2.

The 4.19 km Bugatti Circuit is unpredictable in some places and does not forgive any mistakes. Hector Garzo learned this twice the hard way for himself this Saturday. The Spaniard dominated the qualifying on Friday afternoon and went into the two 8-lap sprints full of hope. However, after a top start and a holeshot, the unthinkable happened on lap four of the first race: Hector Garzo crashed in turn 4. The 25-year-old brushed off his disappointment before the second race, but this also came to yet another abrupt end after just three laps. This time, the rider who was previously in second place in the world championship, went down in turn 12, ending his dream of a point-full weekend. Now it's time to put the ignominy behind him and concentrate on the next opportunity on home soil because in just two weeks' time, the third round of the MotoE season will take place at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya from the 24th - 26th of May, where Garzo will certainly fight back after dropping from second to fifth place in the world championship.

Lukas Tulovic is also looking forward to this next race weekend after the French Grand Prix did not go entirely according to plan for him either. The German started Saturday's sprints from the third row of the grid in sunny 27°C conditions, when he went wide on the first lap of the first race and lost so much time that he returned to the track in second last place. The 23-year-old bravely fought his way back to a solid eleventh place, giving him new hope for the second race, which was scheduled for 16:10 (CEST). A good start helped 'Tulo' to secure sixth place in the eight hard-fought laps and thus ten more points to add to his five points from Race 1. Being sixth in the world championship, he now heads to the Spanish metropolis of Barcelona for the upcoming races.


Race 1
1. Nicholas SPINELLI/ ITA
2. Kevin ZANNONI/ ITA – (+1.353)
3. Mattia CASADEI ITA – (+2.063)
11. Lukas TULOVIC/ GER – (+17.431)

Race 2
1. Nicholas SPINELLI/ ITA
2. Mattia CASADEI ITA – (+0.139)
3. Oscar GUTIERREZ/ SPA – (+0.410)
6. Lukas TULOVIC/ GER – (+4.928)

World Championship
1. CASADEI Mattia/ ITA – 77
2. SPINELLI Nicholas/ ITA – 75
3. ZANNONI Kevin/ ITA – 47
5. GARZO Hector SPA – 40
6. TULOVIC Lukas/ GER – 38

Team Classification
1. LCR E-TEAM – 100
2. TECH3 E-RACING – 92