MotoE: Granado, Pons Sign With LCR E-Team

MotoE: Granado, Pons Sign With LCR E-Team

© 2021, Roadracing World Publishing, Inc. From a press release issued By LCR:

2022 LCR E-TEAM LINE UP

ERIC GRANADO AND MIQUEL PONS

Eric Granado joins Miquel Pons and the LCR E-Team for the 2022 FIM Enel MotoE™ World Cup.

Brazilian rider Eric Granado has signed a contract with Lucio Cecchinello’s team for the 2022 season. This will be his fourth season in the electric category, having finished 3rd overall in its inaugural 2019 season, 7th in 2020 and just outside the podium in the 2021 season that concluded in Misano this September, where he finished 4th.

After an impressive first season with the LCR E-Team in 2021, with two podiums in the bag, one of them the first victory for LCR in the all-electric class, Pons has proved to be a really competitive rider, earning his seat with LCR in the 2022 season.

The 2022 FIM Enel MotoE™ World Cup will see some major changes with a new format of events.

Starting from 2022, standard MotoE™ events will feature two Free Practice sessions and a Qualifying on Friday, and two races: one on Saturday and the other on Sunday. E-Pole will be replaced with trilling Q1 and Q2 sessions.

Now, it’s time get ready and work hard while we wait for the 2022 calendar to be announced but the LCR E-Team will be back fully charged and ready to fight for the top.

 

Lucio Cecchinello (left) with Eric Granado (right). Photo courtesy LCR E-Team.
Lucio Cecchinello (left) with Eric Granado (right). Photo courtesy LCR E-Team.

Eric Granado

“For the next season, I am very pleased to say I’ll join the LCR Team. They are a great team, many years racing at top level. I am very happy with the opportunity that Lucio’s given me. To be part of the LCR family is very special for me. I am very excited to start working with them and try to do my best from the beginning and pre season and get ready for the 2022 season. Will be a different season for us, with 2 races every weekend. So, I’ll try to catch as many points as possible and try to do my best from the beginning till the end, to have possibilities at the end of the season to fight for the Championship. That’s the target. Fighting for the title. I’d like to thank Lucio again, and everyone in the team for trusting in me. I’ll do my best as always. That’s it! Let’s go for it!”

 

Lucio Cecchinello (left) with Miquel Pons (right). Photo courtesy LCR E-Team.
Lucio Cecchinello (left) with Miquel Pons (right). Photo courtesy LCR E-Team.

 

Miquel Pons

“I am really glad to announce that I will continue with the LCR team in 2022. I am sure we’ll work very well together again, because we improved many things this year and we worked hard to stay in the top positions. I’d like to thank Lucio, the team, my family, the Hernandez family (my manager) and Nobi Ueda. I’d also like to take this opportunity to thank my sponsors and everyone that supports me and makes this possible.”

Lucio Cecchinello

“It’s a pleasure for LCR and for me to continue with the MotoE project next year. So far, we have achieved 3 wonderful podiums, one of them an astounding victory in Barcelona. We want to continue to get this great results. It’s a pleasure to have confirmed Miquel Pons for the 2022 season and to welcome such a competitive rider like Eric Granado to our team.

I also take this opportunity to thank our sponsors and partners who believe in our MotoE project, and all our team personnel including our former rider Kevin Zannoni who will continue participating in the MotoE category and will be part of our scientific projects called respectively “Driving Vision Science” and “Performance Vision Science”, powered by Sifi.”

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