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Di Meglio Returns to Marc VDS; Other Lineups Announced

Di Meglio stays at Marc VDS, Trentino Gresini and Avintia reveal lineups…

Photo: Marc VDS

FIM Enel MotoE World Cup front-runner Mike Di Meglio will return to Team Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS for a second season, the team announced on Tuesday.

The Frenchman finished fifth in the overall standings but took two podium finishes, one pole position and won the Austrian round at Red Bull Ring.

He was Marc VDS’ only rider in MotoE this year and the team is expected to remain a one-bike entry for the 2020 campaign, which kicks off in May at Jerez.

“I am very happy to be able to continue one more year in Team Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS,” Di Meglio commented.

“2019 has been a year of ups and downs. We started very well, but the falls in Misano slowed our progression and limited our chances of fighting for the title.

“MotoE are very short races in a very short championship, so there is no room for error. This first year has been one of learning and we have acquired experience that will be very useful for us to fight again for the title.

“In addition, I am sure that both the bikes and the tires will evolve for next year and it will be very interesting to be able to live it in the first person.”

Di Meglio will continue to compete in the FIM Endurance World Championship for FCC TSR Honda France alongside his MotoE commitments, and will race in the 8 Hours of Sepang this weekend.

Zaccone Joins Reigning Champion Ferrari at Trentino Gresini

Inaugural MotoE champion Matteo Ferrari will return to Team Trentino Gresini MotoE for a second season but will be joined by Alessandro Zaccone, who replaces Lorenzo Savadori.

Zaccone, 20, previously competed in Italian national series. He won the CBR600RR Cup in 2014 and came third in CEV’s Moto2 class this year.

“This is surely going to be an interesting challenge and a completely new one for me,” he said.

“I’m very happy with this opportunity and also to be joining such an institution like Team Gresini – which has been a dream since I was a young boy.”

Avintia Esponsorama Signs Cardelus

Avintia Esponsorama Racing has signed 21-year-old Andorran rider Xavier Cardelus to replace Xavier Simeon, meanwhile.

Cardelus will join Valencia double-winner Eric Granado at Madrid-based Avintia, replacing Simeon, who moves to LCR E-Team.

Cardelus competed in the Moto2 World Championship for the past two seasons after stints in the Supersport World Championship and Moto2 European Championship.

Jake Kilshaw is a UK-based journalist who is e-racing365's Managing Editor and also European Editor for Sportscar365. He is a student of Politics and International Relations at the University of Birmingham. Contact Jake

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