Niki Tuuli completes positive opening day at Round 418/09/2020
The Avant Ajo MotoE rider takes a big step forward in FP1 and FP2 at the Emilia Romagna GP, improving his times from morning to afternoon.
Avant Ajo MotoE and Niki Tuuli returned to the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli this Friday, where they completed two fruitful Free Practice sessions. The Finnish rider showed great improvement today compared to last week, lowering his times significantly. Tuuli finished 13th on the combined timesheets for FP1 and FP2.
In the morning practice, the Avant Ajo MotoE rider made a seamless transition from the last round at Misano, last week, clocking faster times in FP1 almost immediately. His feeling on the bike improved over the course of his 10 laps of the Misano track, increasing his confidence and taking him to 13th with a 1:44.410.
In the afternoon, Niki Tuuli took a notable upturn in pace, setting his personal best of the day. His 1:43.976 time was almost half a second quicker than his morning result. The Avant Ajo MotoE rider added 8 more laps in this practice, finishing FP2 in 13th position.
In a change to the regular schedule, the FIM MotoE World Cup riders only have two Free Practice sessions this weekend. Niki Tuuli will face the E-Pole tomorrow morning, followed by a 7-lap race at 4:15 pm.
Results – FP1 & FP2
1. Eric Granado 1:42.910
2. Alex de Angelis 1:43.117 +0.207
3. Matteo Ferrari 1:43.162 +0.252
4. Jordi Torres 1:43.319 +0.409
5. Xavier Simeon 1:43.427 +0.517
13. Niki Tuuli (Avant Ajo MotoE) 1:43.976 +1.066
66 NIKI TUULI
“I’m happy, because although we can still improve in terms of our position, the feeling today was very good. I feel comfortable on the bike again, and can position it wherever I want. We have also managed to significantly lower our times compared to last week. In general, it was a positive first day.”