Following a dry FP1 around lunchtime today, the FIM Enel MotoE World Cup faces some mixed conditions for FP2 this afternoon. Yet, the track was drying out quite fast, so the entire field went out on slicks. Tech3 E-Racing’s Lukas Tulovic already found a good feeling in the first session, but managed to improve further by 1.269 seconds to eventually conclude Friday at the Dutch Grand Prix in a strong third position.
At the same time, Corentin Perolari was learning the TT Circuit in Assen with his Energica Ego Corsa machine, but already did the 12th fastest lap time in Free Practice one. He struggled to go faster in FP2, but still finished the day in 14th overall. The third and final Free Practice tomorrow at 11:50 local time will decide about the line-up for the all-important E-Pole, which takes place at 16:10 local time on Saturday.
“I was very excited to come here to Assen, which is the second closest track to my home and above all it’s very fast and flowing. With the new asphalt and some visitors in the grandstands it feels really amazing to ride here. We started the first day in a very good way today, finishing inside the top 3 again. We made some small improvements on the setting throughout today, so I’m very happy about this. The team made a fantastic job, now we will only have to keep a close eye on the weather for the next two days and make the best of each situation.”
“FP1 was going pretty well for me. The track was new to me and I like it a lot. In Free Practice two, I managed to do only five fast laps and aimed to improve further, but somehow, I lost some power from my battery. I was also pretty cautious in the beginning as there have been still some wet places on track. Therefore, I will try to attack even more tomorrow.”