Okubo closes 2021 season with good performance at Misano19/09/2021
The Avant Ajo MotoE rider concludes his first season in the FIM MotoE World Cup with sixth position in the second race of the San Marino Grand Prix weekend.
The 2021 FIM MotoE World Cup season came to an end with the second race of Round 6, held at the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli alongside the San Marino Grand Prix. Hikari Okubo achieved a solid sixth place at the event, to cap his first campaign in the electric competition with Avant Ajo MotoE team.
The second race of the weekend, contested over eight laps, had its grid formed according to the results from qualifying on Saturday. Okubo had a good start to the contest, going from 12th to 9th at the end of the first lap. With the leaders already having escaped, the Japanese stayed in the pursuing group, trying to move up the order. Finally, the Avant Ajo MotoE rider placed sixth.
Okubo is 11th in the overall standings with 45 points at the end of his debut season in the FIM MotoE World Cup. The Japanese has shown a solid adaptation to the series throughout the campaign, taking consistent steps forward, round after round.
Results – Race 2
1. Matteo Ferrari 13:54.140
2. Mattia Casadei +0.348
3. Miquel Pons +1.038
4. Kevin Zannoni +3.402
5. Eric Granado +3.484
6. Hikari Okubo (Avant Ajo MotoE) +3.899
MotoE World Cup Standing 2021
1. Jordi Torres 100 points
2. Dominique Aegerter 93 points
3. Matteo Ferrari 86 points
4. Eric Granado 84 points
5. Alessandro Zaccone 80 points
11. Hikari Okubo (Avant Ajo MotoE) 45 points
78 HIKARI OKUBO
“We finished the year with a sixth position in the race. We were lucky, as it was a somewhat accident-filled contest. I had to push a lot at the beginning, as we started from 12th, but at the same time I had to be calm, because yesterday I had a big crash on the opening laps, and I did not want it to happen again. Overall, I am happy with the result we achieved today. It’s the end of my first season in the series, in which I have learned a lot alongside the Avant Ajo MotoE.”