Avant Ajo MotoE and Niki Tuuli to start 2020 season in Jerez14/07/2020
The Finnish rider will get back onboard his MotoE bike this week at the Andalusian track, after four months.
The global health emergency delayed the start of the second season of the FIM MotoE World Cup, completely forcing the Avant Ajo MotoE team’s activities to a stop. After a long and tough wait, this week Niki Tuuli and his crew reunite at the Jerez-Angel Nieto Circuit for the first race of 2020. The Finnish rider is highly motivated, feels good and is fit to fight for the top positions in the contest.
In March, Niki Tuuli and the Avant Ajo MotoE team were riding at Jerez in a three-day test, prior to the obligatory, unscheduled break that the competition experienced shortly after. The Finnish rider will try to take advantage of the data gathered during the test and get back the good feeling he had then. The Andalusian track is a circuit that the 25-year-old knows well, since he has ridden there in the past in the FIM CEV.
Avant Ajo MotoE will enjoy an official test on Wednesday before the start of the Grand Prix. The 7-lap first race of the 2020 season will take place on Sunday at 10:05 am CEST.
Circuit information – Jerez-Angel Nieto Circuit
Length: 4.423 m / 2.748 miles
Width: 11 metres / 36.09 ft.
Left corners: 5
Right corners: 8
Longest straight: 607 m / 0.377 miles
66 NIKI TUULI
“These past few months have been very strange, but even so, I have tried to make the most of this time without racing and I have been training hard. Furthermore, this has helped me to recover better from my injuries. I feel well and am in good shape. Before this first MotoE race, I have competed in two FIM CEV events and felt comfortable. I am happy because I think I have a great level and that I can go fast.
I can’t wait to get back on the MotoE bike and meet up with the whole team again. Jerez is a circuit that I like, where I have already raced in the past. This weekend my goal is to do a good job that allows us to fight for a podium place. The key will be to stay in the Top 5 all season, be consistent with our results and not get hurt.”