All-in for Garzo & Krummenacher at the Misano showdown
It's the weekend everyone has been working towards: The big MotoE season finale in Misano, where DYNAVOLT INTACT GP MotoE rider Hector Garzo still has a purely mathematical chance of winning the first world title in this unique, all-electric motorbike world championship. Randy Krummenacher is also still fighting for a place within the top 4.
When the lights go out for the last two showdowns of the season on Saturday on the traditional 4.23 km race track on the Adriatic coast, the nervousness will not only be immeasurable for the die-hard fans, but also for Hector Garzo, for whom everything can still be at stake in the finale. With 50 championship points still to be awarded, he is 44 points behind the current leader Mattia Casadei. Certainly a Herculean task facing the 25-year-old, but MotoE sprint races are unpredictable, as we have seen all too often in this 16-race season. After his podium in front of the home crowd in Barcelona, the likeable Spaniard has gained new confidence, which is as necessary for pushing through qualifying as it is for the tenacity it takes in the races to fend off the competition all the way to the line.
Even though Randy Krummenacher has faced some hurdles recently, the Swiss is highly motivated to finish his first MotoE season in the Top 4. The 33-year-old veteran wants to lay the foundation for achieving this ambitious goal with a lot of hard setup work in the practice sessions on Friday, because only recently in Barcelona Krummenacher had to experience first-hand how difficult it is to fight your way to the front from a rear grid position in just a few laps at this high level of riders.
The MotoE duo of the German racing team will go into the final showdown at the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli in fourth and fifth place in the world championship, where only one can become world champion after nine stops and a total of 16 thrilling races. Who that will be will be revealed on Saturday after Race 1 at 12:15 and Race 2, which follows at 16:10 (CEST).
Schedule (acc. to CEST)
Friday, 8 September
08:30 - 08:45 MotoE Practice 1
12:35 - 12:50 MotoE Practice 2
17:00 - 17:10 MotoE Qualifying 1
17:20 - 17:30 MotoE Qualifying 2
Saturday, 9 September
12:15 MotoE Race 1 (8 laps)
16:10 MotoE Race 2 (8 laps)