Solid second race for Okubo at the Red Bull Ring21/08/2022
The Avant Ajo MotoE rider finishes the second race in Austria in seventh position
Hikari Okubo completed the fifth round of the FIM MotoE World Cup in Austria, placing seventh in a closely contested race.
The Avant Ajo MotoE rider faced the second race of the weekend with the aim of fighting for the leading positions. After starting from the fourth row of the grid, Okubo was feeling good and started to climb positions. On the final laps he tried to catch the front group to make it into the Top 5, but finally he crossed the finish line in seventh position.
Okubo is sixth in the overall standings with 79.5 points. The FIM MotoE World Cup season finale will be held at Misano, from September 1st-4th.
Results – Race 2
1. Eric Granado 11:54.464
2. Miquel Pons +0.248
3. Dominique Aegerter +0.428
4. Mattia Casadei +0.482
5. Alex Escrig +2.641
7. Hikari Okubo (Avant Ajo MotoE) +3.082
FIM MotoE World Cup Standing 2022
1. Dominique Aegerter 194 points
2. Eric Granado 176.5 points
3. Matteo Ferrari 121.5 points
4. Miquel Pons 115 points
5. Mattia Casadei 111points
6. Hikari Okubo (Avant Ajo MotoE) 79.5 points
Aki Ajo – Team Manager
“Hikari had a very solid weekend in Austria. Fourth place in the first race is a good result after starting from the fourth row of the grid. He had a good race today as well, although he was unable to reach the front group.”
#78 HIKARI OKUBO
“Today I again made up positions in the race. I’m not entirely happy, but I fought to get into the Top 5. I made a mistake on the first few laps and that prevented me from reaching the group. The problem for me is usually qualifying, and I think if I started higher up, including on the front row, I could get better results. We’ve got some good points for the championship and now it’s time to continue progressing.”