Full Valencia MotoE qualifying results

Eric Granado has become the fourth different MotoE pole-sitter in the inaugural season with championship leader Matteo Ferrari taking a strong second place ahead of the two-race season finale in Valencia.

The Avintia Esponsorama Racing rider beat provisional pole-sitter Jesko Raffin’s 1m 41.281s with his 1m 40.615s making him favourite for pole with just two MotoE riders to go in the Superpole format.

Championship leader Ferrari, who holds a 19-point lead going into the double-header final round over Hector Garzo, just missed out with a 1m 40.956s but guaranteed himself a front row position on the Trentino Gresini with just Bradley Smith to come.

Smith, last out in qualifying having topped practice, grabbed the final spot on the front row with a 1m 41.196s on the One Energy Racing.

Raffin heads up row two on the Dynavolt Intact GP ahead of Garzo for Tech3 E-Racing who will start both races in Valencia directly behind championship leader Ferrari.

Xavier Simeon completes the second row on the Avintia Esponsorama Racing machine with Niccolo Canepa heading up row three on the LCR E-Team bike.

46-year-old Sete Giberau on the Join Contract Pons 40 fills the middle slot of the third row on his final outing in MotoE in front of Alex de Angelis on the Octo Pramac MotoE.

With de Angelis’s team-mate Josh Hook in 10th, Lorenzo Savadori (Gresini) and Mike de Meglio (EG 0,0 Marc VDS) – the rider who dominated in Austria with pole position, fastest lap and race win – complete row four.

 

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