Di Meglio collects important points for title charge
After the disappointment of Saturday, Mike Di Meglio fights back to 10th place in the second race of the MotoE World Cup at Misano to ensure he remains in the title fight.
- Coming off the disappointment of retiring from Saturday’s race due to a technical issue, Mike Di Meglio had to start race 2 with a spare bike that he found behaved differently to his normal machine.
- After making an excellent start from 16th on the grid, the Frenchman had to slow down at turn 2 on lap 1 to avoid hitting Xavier Simeon, who had crashed.
- From there the former 125cc World Champion fought back to finish a credible 10th with those 6 points maintaining his championship challenge.
- Di Meglio now sits 4th in the FIM MotoE World Cup standings with 47 points, 25 behind leader Matteo Ferrari.
Mike Di Meglio, 10th
“Collecting five points today wasn’t so bad and we will keep going”
“It was very hard because after yesterday we changed the bike. How it reacted was very different. From the start Simeon crashed and I had to go left when I saw him on the track. I tried to stop and I lost so much time. From there I tried to catch the group ahead but I went wide three times and went off track. In the last three or four laps I started to catch the riders ahead but it was very difficult to stop the bike compared to yesterday. On the last lap I had caught Savadori and in the last corner I passed him to try and get one point more. We wanted more but considering how the weekend has gone, collecting five points today wasn’t so bad and we will keep going.”
Joan Olive, Team Manager:
“Anything is possible at the final round”
“It hasn't been an easy weekend for us in Misano in the MotoE class. Starting from the back of the grid in both races penalized us quite a lot. On top of that we had a technical problem in race one, which meant we couldn't finish. But we need to stay positive. In the second race we took important points for the championship and everything is still open. Anything is possible at the final round so we'll learn from this and try to have a really good weekend in Valencia.”