On a movie ending final lap, Eric Granado overtook Alessandro Zaccone to win his first victory of the 2021 FIM season Enel Moto E. The Italian, winner of the first race in Jerez, could not bear the pressure and succumbed in the final turn. Also Italian, Mattia Casadei, completed the podium.
From the start, Granado and Zaccone fought a spectacular duel. The Brazilian started scoring with the pole he achieved on Saturday, but the Octo Pramac rider overtook him after a great maneuver on the third lap.
Zaccone’s lead was threatened at turn seven with the ever-incisive Domique Aegerter, who took advantage of a poor pointer grip to take command of the competition. However, it was only a minute of glory for the Swiss, as Zaccone quickly regained first place.
As happened in the debut, accidents were not lacking in the second Grand Prix of the campaign. With five laps to go, Spaniard Fermín Aldeguer collided with Hikari Okubo at turn three. They both rolled in the leading group. Despite the incident, Aldeguer continued and finished the race.
With only three laps to run, Zaccone was still at the forefront, but without enough advantage to have the victory in his hands. Aegerter kept pressing and Eric Granado was climbing positions until getting third.
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After the mistake that cost him victory in Spain, Granado was determined to win in France. He got a lead on Zaccone, but he went long and the Italian regained his place again. The Brazilian was undaunted and at Turn 13 he attacked again and successfully overtook Zaccone to cross the finish line in first place.
It was an exciting finale that makes the quality of the electric motorcycle series clear. With his great comeback, Granado showed that he is still one of the favorites for the title, and if it were not for his blunder in Jerez, he would already accumulate two wins in the first two jousts of the 2021 campaign.
- Eric Granado
- Mattia Casadei
- Alessandro Zaccone
- Dominique Aegerter
- Jordi Torres
- Yonny Hernandez
- Lukas Tulovic
- Matteo Ferrari
- Corentin Perolari
- Maria Herrera
- Kevin Zannoni
- Andre Pires
- Xavi Cardelus
- Jasper Iwema
- Fermín Aldeguer
- Hikari Okubo
- Miquel Pons
- Andrea Mantovani
Written by | Jhonattan González