Even though, mathematically, the Bernese can still win the FIM MotoE Cup on Sunday, Aegerter was still unlucky at Le Mans.
Being in the wrong place at the wrong time: as in the second race in Misano, Dominique Aegerter lost all his chances on the first lap of the first race at Le Mans.
In the first chicane, he was hit by the motorcycle of Belgian Xavier Siméon and he found himself trapped under the machine of Italian Niccoló Canepa (he would finally leave to score 2 points for fourteenth place).
😲 @DomiAegerter77 brings the bike home in 14th!
– MotoGP ™ 🏁 (@MotoGP) October 10, 2020
Torres the “survivor”
A few meters further on, it was the defending champion and championship leader Matteo Ferrari, who suffered an impressive fall. The only “survivor” among the favorites, the Spaniard Jordi Torres found himself well in the lead to win his first race in the discipline; he finds himself ideally placed for the coronation.
On Sunday, he will start from the first place on the starting grid with respectively 18 and 20 points ahead of Ferrari and Aegerter (a victory brings 25).
Lüthi on the 5th line
Before this first race of the weekend, the Frenchman Fabio Quartararo (Yamaha) had offered himself a new pole position in MotoGP, ahead of the two Ducati of Miller and Petrucci (Rossi, tenth).
In Moto2, the day was complicated for Tom Lüthi; the Bernese, who had found an interesting pace, lost the last fifteen minutes of the third free practice session following an electronic problem with his Kalex. Having had to go through the first phase of qualifying, he set the second fastest time there… before falling on his last lap, without harm for him.
He finally sets the 14th fastest time in practice and will thus start from the center of the fifth row of the starting grid. 29th place for the Fribourgeois Jason Dupasquier (KTM) in Moto3.