2019 MotoE Valencian Grand Prix Preview

It is the final race weekend for the inaugural MotoE season with another two races due to be contested.

With a maximum of fifty points available there are currently twelve riders who are still within mathematical contention of the title.

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The rider in the best position is Matteo Ferrari who currently leads the standings by nineteen points ahead of second placed Hector Garzo after Ferrari managed to claim back to back victories in the previous round in Misano, to go along with his two fifth place finishes in Germany and Austria.

Previous championship leaders are Mike Di Meglio who endured a difficult race weekend in Misano, dropping him down to fourth in the standings, twenty five points behind Ferrari. While the first championship leader Niki Tuuli retired in the first race at Misano and didn’t start the second, leaving him in eighth in the standings, forty six points behind Ferrari.

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Garzo, as mentioned previously, is second in the standings thanks to finishing second in both races contested at Misano, as well as finishing fourth in the opening round in Germany. Five points behind him is Bradley Smith who endured a difficult Misano race weekend, finishing twelfth and eighth across the two races. It is thanks to Smith’s Germany and Austria result, where he finished on the podium at both, that means he is still close to Garzo, at least.

One point behind Smith is Di Meglio while three points behind the Briton is Xavier Simeon who after a good first race at Misano where he finished third, ended up retiring in the second race.

Nine points behind Simeon is Niccolo Canepa who has finished inside the points in all four races, his best results coming at Misano where he finished fifth in the first race and fourth in the second. He is four points ahead of Jesko Raffin who like Canepa achieved his best results of the season in Misano, finishing fourth in the first race and then seventh in the second. Like Canepa, Raffin has finished inside the points in all four races contested so far.

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Six points behind Raffin is Tuuli who himself is two points ahead of Mattia Casadei and Sete Gibernau. Both scored points in Germany and Austria as well as having a mixed weekend in Misano with the two retiring from one race and scoring points in the other, with Casadei’s points finish being a third place.

They are one point ahead of Alex de Angelis and Nicolas Terol who are the last riders to have a mathematical, albeit very slim chance, of winning the championship. de Angelis retired from both races in Misano but finished sixth in Germany and fourth in Austria while Terol has finished in the points in all four races with a highest finish of eighth which he achieved in the first race at Misano.

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All eighteen riders to have competed in MotoE have scored points this season with the lowest points scorer going into the weekend being Kenny Foray who has nine so far. However with Foray within twenty five points of Raffin in seventh and forty nine within Garzo in second a lot can and will most likely change in the championship over its final weekend.

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