Avant Ajo MotoE ready to close 2020 season with good result07/10/2020
Niki Tuuli takes on the last two races of the season this weekend at the French Grand Prix, the fifth and final round of the FIM MotoE World Cup.
This weekend the 2020 FIM MotoE World Cup season will come to an end with two races for the electric competition, running alongside the French Grand Prix. The Avant Ajo MotoE team and Niki Tuuli feel ready for a double-header at the legendary Le Mans track, where they will take on the fifth and final round of a very intense year.
At the last event at the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, Niki Tuuli enjoyed two solid contests, finishing inside the points with 13th and 12th places, respectively. Now the Finn arrives at a track that he likes and where he has fond memories: the Avant Ajo MotoE rider made his World Championship debut at the circuit in 2018, competing in the Moto2 class. Weather conditions will be a key factor this weekend, although Tuuli has already experienced wet weather riding in MotoE in 2019.
The fifth and final round of the FIM MotoE World Cup will begin on Friday with two Free Practice sessions, followed by E-Pole on Saturday morning. Also on Saturday, Race 1 will take place from 4:15 pm, while Race 2 will be run on Sunday at 3:40 pm. Both contests will feature a total of 7 laps.
Circuit information – Le Mans Circuit
Length: 4.185 m / 2.600 miles
Width: 13 m / 42.65 ft.
Left corners: 5
Right corners: 9
Longest straight: 674 m / 0.418 miles
66 NIKI TUULI
“For this last Grand Prix, the goal is to perfect my riding on the electric bike. If we do that, we will be able to take a step forward in E-Pole, achieving a better position that ensures an easier start to the race. We will be able to fight for a good result then.
We rode very little in the wet with the MotoE, so this weekend there will be added difficulty, but we will work hard to adapt well and quickly. Le Mans is a track that I like and where I participated in my first race as a World Championship rider. I can’t wait for the weekend to start.”