Avant Ajo MotoE end Emilia Romagna GP with further points20/09/2020
Niki Tuuli concludes two weeks of intense work at Misano with a 12th position in the second race of Round 4 of the FIM MotoE World Cup.
Avant Ajo MotoE and Niki Tuuli brought an intense and busy weekend to an end on Sunday at the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli, with the second race of Round 4 of the FIM MotoE World Cup. The Finnish rider enjoyed a solid performance, fighting for a spot in the Top 10. He eventually concluded the fifth contest of the 2020 season in 12th position, claiming further points and gaining confidence with his electric machine.
Tuuli began 13th on the grid, the order of which was established by Race 1 results yesterday. The Finn had a strong start, gaining a position on the first corner. In the opening stages, the Avant Ajo MotoE rider kept close to the leading group, but as the laps went by he lost several places and was left battling in a large chasing pack. Tuuli would receive a three-second penalty at the end of the contest for repeatedly exceeding the track limits, but his large advantage over his closest pursuer allowed him to retain 12th position.
After the two races held this weekend at the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli, Tuuli is 17th in the overall standings with 12 points. The next round for the Avant Ajo MotoE takes place at Le Mans on October 9-11th, with another double header in the FIM MotoE World Cup.
Results – Race 2
1. Matteo Ferrari 12:11.053
2. Mattia Casadei +0.996
3. Jordi Torres +1.098
4. Niccolo Canepa +3.907
5. Alessandro Zaccone +4.619
12. Niki Tuuli (Avant Ajo MotoE) +11.514
MotoE World Cup Standing 2020
1. Matteo Ferrari 86 points
2. Dominique Aegerter 82 points
3. Jordi Torres 79 points
4. Mattia Casadei 71 points
5. Eric Granado 43 points
17. Niki Tuuli (Avant Ajo MotoE) 12 points
AKI AJO – TEAM MANAGER
“This weekend we took a step forward in MotoE. Niki [Tuuli] felt more confident at this round and showed solid progress at Misano. After the tough times he’s been through due to injury, this is the way forward. I am confident that, at the next race, he will be at the front.”
66 NIKI TUULI
“I’m happy with how I felt today on the bike. However, I lacked a little more confidence that would have allowed us to ride with the group at the front. It was difficult for me to overtake, so improving my position after the start was a tough task for me.
Anyway, the setup of our machine for this race was very good and that means that we are moving in the right direction. Now we have to focus on the next round at Le Mans, which is the last of the season. We will try again there.”