Garzo starts from row 1 in the final World Championship battles, Krummenacher starts from P12
In this MotoE World Championship showdown weekend at the Misano World Circuit, Hector Garzo, who will start Saturday's two races from third on the grid, feels he is in a position to fight for the podium and thus the top 3 in the World Championship. Randy Krummenacher is not facing an easy season finale from row 4.
44 points separate Hector Garzo from the World Championship title before the last two races of the season. The competition is fierce, but Friday's practice and qualifying sessions went well for the Spaniard. He was consistently in the top 5 in all sessions and was only a maximum of 0.304s off the lead. The 25-year-old is sure that he will be able to fight for many important championship points on Saturday and thus further improve his current fourth place in the championship. Garzo inherited third place on the front row of the grid after Matteo Ferrari's pole lap was cancelled.
Team-mate Randy Krummenacher, on the other hand, again had difficulties with his Ducati V21L machine and struggled, together with his crew, to find a solution that would allow him to consistently finish in the top five again. However, the Swiss rider is not losing heart and hopes to make good progress from his 12th starting position in the two 8-lap sprints and make up many places in a short space of time. The 33-year-old is keen to score points on Saturday to secure his 5th World Championship place.
When the lights go out for the final showdowns at the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli for Race 1 at 12:15 and Race 2 at 16:10 (CEST), all eyes will be intently focused on the power struggle between the top riders, which will undoubtedly include the Dynavolt Intact GP MotoE duo, because everything is still open and nothing is yet decided. In the team standings, the German racing team is currently leading the World Championship by one point.
1. Matteo FERRARI/ ITA – 1'41.226
2. Nicolas SPINELLI/ ITA – 1'41.276 (+0.050)
3. Kevin MANFREDI/ ITA – 1'41.335 (+0.109)
4. Hector GARZO/ SPA – 1'41.491 (+0.265)
12. Randy KRUMMENACHER/ SWI – 1'41.964 (+0.738)
1. Nicolas SPINELLI/ ITA – 1'40.815
2. Matteo FERRARI/ ITA – 1'40.873 (+0.058)
3. Mattia CASADEI/ ITA – 1'40.952 (+0.137)
5. Hector GARZO/ SPA – 1'41.119 (+0.304)
14. Randy KRUMMENACHER/ SWI – 1'41.702 (+0.887)
1. Jordi TORRES/ SPA – 1'40.927
2. Miquel PONS/ SPA – 1'40.987 (+0.060)
3. Eric GRANADO/ SPA – 1'40.991 (+0.064)
4. Randy KRUMMENACHER/ SWI – 1'41.455 (+0.528)
1. Mattia CASADEI/ ITA – 1'40.731
2. Nicolas SPINELLI/ ITA – 1'40.804 (+0.096)
3. Hector GARZO/ SPA – 1'40.809 (+0.101)