Tough race for Niki Tuuli at Misano13/09/2020
The Avant Ajo MotoE rider completes the third round of the FIM MotoE World Cup with a 17th place finish.
Avant Ajo MotoE and Niki Tuuli completed an intense weekend of hard work at the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli with a 7-lap race on Sunday. The Finn, in his first contest back in the series following an injury, finished in 17th position. Nevertheless, this round allowed him to regain confidence and improve his feeling on his bike.
Niki Tuuli experienced the difficulties of starting in the middle of the grid, in 11th place, and lost several positions on the opening corner. The Finn tried to keep close to the group ahead, not make mistakes and set consistent lap times. Despite his efforts to defend passing moves, the Avant Ajo MotoE rider finished the race in 17th position.
The Avant Ajo MotoE rider is 17th in the overall standings with a total of 5 points. Tuuli will be back in action at the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli in less than a week. The track will host the second consecutive weekend of action with a race on Saturday, September 19th and a second on Sunday, September 20th.
Results – RACE
1. Matteo Ferrari 12:14.331
2. Xavier Simeon +0.213
3. Dominique Aegerter +0.372
4. Jordi Torres +0.474
5. Mattia Casadei +0.606
17. Niki Tuuli (Avant Ajo MotoE) +12.892
MotoE World Championship Standing 2020
1. Dominique Aegerter 57 points
2. Matteo Ferrari 45 points
3. Jordi Torres 43 points
4. Mattia Casadei 38 points
5. Xavier Simeon 35 points
17. Niki Tuuli (Avant Ajo MotoE) 5 points
AKI AJO – TEAM MANAGER
“The positive that we can take from MotoE this round is that Niki Tuuli was able to come back after his injury. Taking into account that he was not at one hundred percent, it is good news that he was able to improve his feeling on the bike and enjoy himself. However, we have to analyse today’s race to see how we can improve our performance next weekend.”
66 NIKI TUULI
“It was a tough race for us. This weekend we worked very hard, but in the end things did not work out as we had expected in the contest. The important thing is that next week we have another opportunity to continue improving here at Misano. We have to be positive, as we are back again after the injury. I know that gradually I will be able to ride more relaxed and feel more comfortable on the bike, and then the results will come. I want to apologise to the team and to the sponsors; I will do my best to be at the front at the next round.”