Okubo ends the FIM MotoE World Cup season in the Top1004/09/2022
The Avant Ajo MotoE rider finishes Race 2 at Misano in ninth position
This Sunday saw Race 2 of the sixth round of the FIM MotoE World Cup season, held at the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli alongside the San Marino GP. Hikari Okubo faced a tough race due to high temperatures, and finished in ninth place.
The Avant Ajo MotoE rider started from eleventh on the grid and made up positions to enter the Top 10. The intense temperatures prevented Okubo from maintaining a higher pace, and he eventually came home in ninth.
Okubo finishes the season sixth in the overall standings with 95.5 points, improving on his results from last season.
Results – Race 2
1. Matteo Ferrari 13:52.553
2. Mattia Casadei +0.195
3. Eric Granado +0.673
4. Dominique Aegerter +1.092
5. Jordi Torres +1.304
9. Hikari Okubo (Avant Ajo MotoE) +6.434
FIM MotoE World Cup Standing 2022
1. Dominique Aegerter 227 points
2. Eric Granado 192.5 points
3. Matteo Ferrari 162.5 points
4. Mattia Casadei 156 points
5. Miquel Pons 124 points
6. Hikari Okubo 95.5 points
Aki Ajo – Team Manager
“Overall, we are happy with how the season and the weekend have gone. Hikari was consistent not just at Misano, but also every weekend. We have finished in a good position. We have taken some good points and he has been able to fight for the top positions.”
78 HIKARI OKUBO
“It was a tough race. I tried to push from the start but the temperatures were very high and the front tyre was suffering. I almost crashed, so I didn’t want to take the risk. It’s not the way I would have liked the season to end, but we have taken some points to finish the year in sixth position. We have improved our results compared to the last season. Many thanks to the team for all the work that they have done this year, and thanks also to the sponsors for their support.”