Perfect Saturday at Le Mans for the MotoE Pons Racing 40 led by Jordi Torres.
After a good first Friday, today Jordi faced the E-Pole with the aim of starting in the top positions and thus allowing him to fight for the front positions. And it is that Torres has come out plugged in the launched lap and has done a perfect lap, achieving the E-Pole position with a time of 1: 43.843 and thus starting from the first position in the race this afternoon.
After the start, due to a crash in the first corner, the red flag made an appearance and the race was stopped. In the second start, Torres lost one position but remained close to the leader, at which point in the third corner of the first lap, he went to the ground and Torres took first position. With the free track ahead and all the laps to be contested, the Pons Racing 40 rider has set his pace far from taking risks and has not left the first position until he crossed the finish line, achieving his first victory in MotoE.
With this triumph, Torres has become the leader of the Cup, leading the second rival by 18 points with 25 remain. Tomorrow, second race at Le Mans and last of the Cup, at 3:40 p.m. with Jordi Torres and Pons Racing 40 fighting to be World Champions.
Jordi Torres, 1st
"Today the E-Pole went very well. While you are doing the lap you don't really know how you are doing it until you see the time and it has gone great, achieving the first E-Pole. Then, already in the race, the red flag has us made to start again. I started calmly, very focused on our objective and with the fall of Ferrari I stayed in the first position. I set my pace, very stable, taking as few risks as possible. The team did a great job , managing well the advantage we had with the rivals and everything has been favorable for us today. I am very happy with this first victory and now we are leaders of the championship. Tomorrow we will have to start very concentrated, thinking about achieving the goal and avoiding making mistakes and being cautious ".