Three solid and intense test days at the Circuit of Jerez have ended for LCR riders Eric Granado and Miquel Pons. The Brazilian has been the fastest on the combined standings (1.47’053), and the Spaniard the 10th (1.47’810).
Eric Granado 1st (1’47.053)
“It’s been a positive test, the weather conditions haven’t helped us but I’m really happy with the bike. I like it and I felt good riding it immediately. Many thanks to the team for their job these days”.
Miquel Pons 10th (1’47.810)
“I still need to understand some areas of the Ducati but overall I’m happy, it’s been a positive test. I believe we’ll try new things in Montmelo. I’d like to thank the team, they’ve done a great job”.
The first official test of 2023 has been one of the most expected moments as it meant a new era for the crew and the riders: the beginning of their story with Ducati electric bikes. The Italian brand has commenced its journey as the sole supplier of the FIM MotoE World Cup, and so far, the feedback from riders and crew is upbeat.
Discovering the new machine and getting to know it was the main goal of the test. Weather conditions have altered the initial schedule and were marked by considerable rain throughout the sessions. However, the team has gathered valuable information, and now the starting point is clear.
One of the most exciting points of the new bike is its weight; 225kg (about 30kg less than the previous) and the new carbon frame. Moreover, the current bikes count on traction control. These elements have helped Eric and Miquel to feel comfortable on the bike.
The next stop of the MotoE calendar will be the Catalunya tests scheduled for the 3rd, 4th and 5th of April.