Di Meglio stars in exciting MotoE battle in Valencia
The penultimate race in the inaugural FIM Enel MotoE World Cup saw Team Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS rider Mike di Meglio star in an exciting battle for the top 10 at the Ricardo Tormo Circuit in Valencia.
- Frenchman di Meglio lined up 12th on the grid for this afternoon’s seven-lap encounter, which took place under clear blue skies but cool with amnbient and track temperatures at the 4km Valencia venue.
- An aggressive start to the race saw di Meglio quickly pass Lorenzo Savadori and Nicolas Terol to move into the top 10 after just three laps.
- He then became involved in a thrilling fight with Joshua Hook and Mattia Casadei and di Meglio crossed the line just under 0.3s outside of the top 10, with five valuable points keeping him in contention to finish third in the overall rankings.
Mike di Meglio: 11th, +10.923 s.
“With an aggressive start tomorrow I’m sure I can be in the top 10”
“We made some big changes to the bike and I felt much better and more confident than in practice. We knew this track was going to be difficult for us after the winter test here but I understood a lot of things in the race that will help me fight for a better position in the last race tomorrow. I was hoping to be in the group fighting for the top five but I lost too much time in the first two laps. If I’m more aggressive at the start tomorrow I am sure I can be inside the top 10, which would be a good way to end this exciting new MotoE era.”