Electrifying race this Sunday at Assen in the MotoE category, with our riders Jordi Torres and Jasper Iwema, starting from fourth and fourteenth, respectively.
Torres, who all weekend has felt very comfortable with his Energica, was very clear today: he was going to start taking risks in the race and fight for victory. Maintaining his position at the start, Sito Pons's pupil has begun to overtake his rivals until he is second, at which point, with two laps to go, he has gone to the lead assault. A small error at the exit of turn 11 caused him to lose contact with the leader and Torres preferred to maintain that good second position until he crossed the finish line. With this result, Torres also placed second in the general classification of the MotoE World Cup, just 7 points behind the lead.
Different but also positive race for Jasper Iwema. The Dutchman continues his process of adapting to the MotoE, understanding what line the bike requires, how to take it, and Assen is one of those twisty circuits that make that learning difficult. Despite this, Iwema has been taking steps forward throughout the weekend and today he crossed the finish line in sixteenth position.
The Pons Racing 40 goes on vacation and will return to action in Austria on August 13, 14 and 15.
Jordi Torres, 2nd, +0.844
"Today has been a great race. From the beginning we have been aggressive, defending our position. I tried to get closer to the leader, and with two laps to go I got closer but in a corner the bike slipped me from behind and I already lost all options. I knew they were also going to try to attack me, so I defended this second position until the end, this second place is very good for the championship, getting closer to the leader, but with a bit of a bitter taste as we were not able to fight for the victory. Now after the break we will see what the return brings us, we will prepare strong to arrive in Austria as well prepared as possible".
Jasper Iwema, 16th, +23,227
"Better but not at all good. It was a weekend, where the objective was to improve my line with this bike and a circuit like Assen does not help that. Yes we have improved but I expected a little more, especially from myself in the home race. I had experience on this track with small bikes but with the MotoE it is very different. We will stay with the positive: the bike has improved, we are on the line and now there is a break to arrive in Austria fresh and to continue looking for the correct line required for this bike".