Eric Granado ended a dominant weekend with victory at Jerez in the opening round of the 2020 MotoE championship.
The pole sitter briefly lost the lead to a fast-starting Lukas Tulovic who lead the field heading into the first corner, but Granado managed to fight back and retake the position before the end of the opening lap.
From that point onwards, Granado was unstoppable. He set the fastest lap of the race on his way to victory – his third in a row after a strong end to the 2019 season.
Further back, Tulovic spent much of the race battling to keep a train of riders behind him. Reigning champion Matteo Ferrari kept the pressure on Tulovic, but Tulovic didn’t put a wheel wrong. It wasn’t until three laps before the chequered flag that the Italian rider was finally able to make a move at turn one stick.
Once past Tulovic, Ferrari tried to close the lead to Granado, but with only two laps remaining there was little he could do and he finished 3.044s back.
After a slow start dropped Alex de Angelis back to seventh on the opening lap, the Dynavolt Intact GP rider had been slowly picking his way up through the order and onto the back of Tulovic.
Dani Pedrosa corner became one of his favourite overtaking spots and, on the final lap, it was here that he dived past Tulovic into the podium positions.
He chased after Ferrari, managing to close in on the reigning champion, but the pair took the chequered flag before he could line up a move.
Matteo Casadei took fifth, behind Tulovic but ahead of Jordi Torres and Alejandro Medina.
Xavier Simeon, Josh Hook, and Mike di Meglio completed the top 10.
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