Niki Tuuli to miss Round 2 race due to injury24/07/2020
The Finnish rider will not be able to complete the second round of the 2020 FIM MotoE World Cup, after suffering a crash in FP2 on Friday.
Round 2 of the FIM MotoE World Cup has come to a premature end for Avant Ajo MotoE and rider Niki Tuuli. The Finn had a good first Free Practice session but, hours later, suffered a crash in FP2 that left him injured. The 24-year-old fractured his right wrist and will not be able to continue riding this weekend.
In the morning, Tuuli made a promising start, matching his best times from last week. The Finn made solid progress throughout his 8 laps at Jerez, with his fastest an 1:48.992 at the end of the practice. Finally, the Avant Ajo MotoE rider placed 10th in FP1.
Hours later, Tuuli crashed at Turn 6 with 16 minutes to go before the end of FP2. The 24-year-old suffered fractures to his right wrist that will prevent him from continuing at Round 2. He will undergo surgery shortly.
Results – FP1 & FP2
1. Dominique Aegerter 1:48:024
2. Eric Granado 1:48.056 +0.032
3. Mattia Casadei 1:48.083 +0.059
4. Alex De Angelis 1:48.128 +0.104
5. Matteo Ferrari 1:48.308 +0.284
11. Niki Tuuli (Avant Ajo MotoE) 1:48.992 +0.968
66 NIKI TUULI
“We started the weekend with a good feeling. This morning we were matching our times from last week, which was a positive thing. However, I have yet to feel fully comfortable with the bike since getting back on it again this year.
We will have to wait to see how my wrist injury comes along. I want to thank the team, and I’m sorry to end the weekend like this.”