#ItalianGP June 1, 2024

Round 4 of the FIM Enel MotoE™ World Championship is a wrap, after an eventful Saturday in Mugello that saw race 1 being red-flagged following an early crash, race which was re-scheduled later on in the evening at 18:40. Starting from the pole position, Alessandro Zaccone took his second podium with the team in the evening race, finished second after a sixth place in the afternoon race, while Nicholas Spinelli finished in P9 and P10.

Race 1

Although it happened in the evening at the end of the day, we will start with race 1, the re-scheduled one following a red-flag in the first attempt after Lukas Tulovic’ crash in the opening race, to whom Tech3 E-Racing wishes the best. As the MotoE™ class lined up at 18:40 on the grid with milder temperatures, Alessandro Zaccone took a rocket start from the pole to race 1 as lights went out, with Hector Garzo and Mattia Casadei in 2nd and 3rd. The Italian got a really strong start, getting the fastest race lap (new record) in lap 2 with a 1’55.617. He held on well to his lead, but a tyres drop towards the end allowed his rivals to catch up. Eventually Casadei made a move on the #61 with one lap to go, to finally take the win, and Zaccone finished 2nd, his second podium with the team after his third place in Montmelo. Starting from P6 on the grid, Nicholas Spinelli could not do much better than a 10th position.

Race 2

As lights went out, Alessandro Zaccone did not have the best start from his pole position, getting stuck in sandwiches between a few riders and some contacts made him lose positions as he exited lap 1 in P3, and then a lost a bit of rhythm to find himself in P5 the next lap. The Italian tried his hardest to recover as he felt good, but he constantly ground in the slipstreams. Eventually he settled with a P6 finish, while his teammate Nicholas Spinelli fought through the pain after he injured his finger in Montmelo’s crash, and gave his best to finish in ninth.

There has been some movement in the FIM Enel MotoE™ World Championship standings, but not in Spinelli’s favour, as his results of the day see him drop to fourth in the standing, forty-four points from Casadei. On the opposite, Zaccone moves up to sixth, fifty-eight points from the leader. Let’s get a well-deserved three week-break after an intense back-to-back, and the electric action will be back at the good old TT Assen with the Dutch Grand Prix, on June 28-29, 2024!

Race 1: 2nd

Race 2: 6th

Championship: 6th

Points: 74

"In the real race 1, I took a perfect start, with a decent gap, but unfortunately it was red-flagged, so just a shame. Later in the afternoon race, our start was not perfect, I got some contact with other riders and lost positions. I was fast in the corners and could recover, but then I was struggling more in the slipstreams because of my body shape, making it difficult to overtake. We took P6, but we were not happy because we were faster. Then in the rescheduled race this evening, we took a perfect start, we pushed a lot  in the first two-three laps, maybe a bit too much because the tyres were done in the last laps, but we finished second, very very close from the win. I am very happy with this weekend overall, taking the pole position and a second podium, so I look forward to the next race in Assen, which is one of my favorite tracks. I finish with wishing the best to Lukas, hoping he is well."

Race 1: 9th

Race 2: 10th

Championship: 4th

Points: 88

"It was a difficult day because I have a lot of pain in my finger from my crash in Barcelona. In the first race, the first three laps were good, but then I had a small scare nearly crashing, so I eased things down a bit. In the second race, I tried to remain calm and do my best with the pain. We have three weeks to heal and let’s come back to Assen in a better form!"


Team Manager

"We were extremely happy for Alessandro Zaccone to take his first pole position with us this weekend, especially at home in Italy. Since he joined us, qualifying has always been tricky for him and it penalized him for the races, but he has improved a lot this season, and it is paying off. It was a shame that race 1 was red-flagged because he had taken a really good start. In race 2, the start was not as good, and he found himself in a group, got some contacts with other riders, and with just seven laps, it was very difficult to come back. P6 was a shame. In the evening race, Alessandro got the perfect start, he did almost everything perfectly as he led the race, but in the end he lost a bit of rhythm. He finished second, which is very good anyway, so I would like to congratulate both Alessandro and his team for the job done this weekend. Nicholas Spinelli struggled all weekend with a finger injury that he got last weekend in Montmelo, so it was difficult for him to be at his maximum. It is a great shame, because it has cost him a lot in the championship, as he now stands 4th, forty-four points behind the leader. Nothing is impossible, but he will have to come back strong in three weeks in Assen!"


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