Within the first few minutes Daley Mathison had kept his pole position and looked very comfortable heading up 32 bikes on the mixed grid in this afternoons first race of the MotoE electric season. Arguably the even greater fete was made by newcomer Thijs Peteers who moved up 10 places before the first corner taking a comfortable 3rd. Up till the penultimate lap looked like electric racing had come of age as these two competitors looked to finish in the top three.
Last but not least was Josh Williams on the Duffy Motorcyles stock Brammo entrant. While running in 3rd position out of the ebikes at practice and qualifying sessions, the combination of Josh’s riding skill and the reliability of the Duffy Motorsport machine made for a great race finish. While battling against 200bhp competition, their more modest 50bhp was used efficiently throughout the circuit.
Sadly on this occasion it was not supposed to be as 104, UoN phenomenal motorcycle suffered a sudden decrease in power which saw race leader Daley Mathison limp past the finish line one lap behind the rest of the field. Bitter disappointment for the team from Nottingham was countered with jubilation from the newest team to electric racing Twente from Holland. Their first ever electric race, First time in the UK, and First win. Not only taking the crown as bet in class but also retaining third overall. A phenomenal result and the best result for a newcomer in Electric racing history!
One thing for sure is tomorrow racing has got lot more interesting.
Num Name Team Time Gap Best Lap
84 Thijs Peteers Twente 11:20.075 1:23.785
60 Josh Williams Duffy 12.33.598 +1:13.523 1:30.189
104 Daley Mathison UoN 10.57.014 +1lap 1:20.209