Niki Tuuli closes 2020 FIM MotoE World Cup with a win11/10/2020
The Avant Ajo MotoE rider takes victory in the second race of the French Grand Prix, the season finale of the electric motorcycle competition.
Avant Ajo MotoE and Niki Tuuli rounded off the 2020 FIM MotoE World Cup with a victory in the second race of the French Grand Prix. The Finnish rider prevailed in a seven-lap contest, having had to battle with his closest rival right to the end. The last weekend of the electric motorcycle competition as a whole was highly successful for the team, having begun with a third position on Saturday.
Niki Tuuli began from the front row of the grid, due to the results of Race 1. The Finnish got a great start that allowed him to take the holeshot, and although he would drop a place afterwards, the Avant Ajo MotoE rider resisted the race leader’s attempts to break away. The fight for the first position continued through to the final lap, when he held on for victory. Tuuli’s win was his second in MotoE and his third podium.
At the end of the second season for the rider with Avant Ajo MotoE at the FIM MotoE World Cup, Niki Tuuli finishes the campaign sixth in the overall standings with 53 points.
Results – Race
1. Niki Tuuli (Avant Ajo MotoE) 12:09.631
2. Mike Di Meglio +0.166
3. Josh Hook +1.294
4. Dominique Aegerter +2.353
5. Matteo Ferrari +6.017
MotoE World Cup Standing 2020
1. Jordi Torres 114 points
2. Matteo Ferrari 97 points
3. Dominique Aegerter 97 points
4. Mike Di Meglio 75 points
5. Mattia Casadei 74 points
6. Niki Tuuli (Avant Ajo MotoE) 53 points
66 NIKI TUULI
“I felt very good yesterday, but today my feeling was even better. I rode confidently from the start, although I was very cautious because the tyres were cold. On the first two laps I didn’t push hard, but when I saw that the leader was getting away I changed my riding style a little and took risks until I hunted him down.
It is great to be able to finish the season like this; I am satisfied about it. I want to thank the team and all the sponsors who have supported me during these tough year.”