A glorious day greeted electric race teams here in Anglesey this morning, Cold but bright with little wind, we had the most perfect race conditions.
First practice saw current leader Thijs Peeters take to the track for the first time. “It’s a beautiful circuit and very technical so its enjoyable racing here. The team had been testing the bike last week and damaged a key component, which was replaced this morning, so I am taking it easy for now… not risking a mechanical failure before the race this afternoon. I came in after 4 laps as the motor sensor told me it was heating up – the team will work on figuring out why and hopefully correct the issue, for the second timed qualifying session.”
Josh Wlliams #60 for Duffy motorsport also came into the garaged after the first practice with a huge grin on his face, “its great riding the electric bike as you can just get into a zone a race. Don’t have to wrestle with the bike, its just so linear and responsive. I love it.” The most relaxed team in the paddock had a seem-less start to the weekend
The second timed session saw both teams gain seconds and come back into the pit after the session was red flagged, Twente were still experienced motor heating issues and felt like they knew what the issue was…. The afternoons race is when we will find out if they were successful in solving the issue.
The teams lined up at 3pm local time to take part in the first race of the weekend. The conditions were still cold but bright with the wind starting to pick up. It was a spectacular race start for Thijs Peeters who started 26th to become 13th overall, and 1st of the electric bikes in the MotoE. Duffy Motorsport also had a great race, picking up points for second position.
Fastest laptime: 84 Thijs Peeters Twente 1:45.142
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