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Ferrari Wins Misano Race 2 for Weekend Sweep

Trentino Gresini’s Matteo Ferrari doubles up in San Marino to extend his MotoE points lead…

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Matteo Ferrari completed a sweep of the weekend’s FIM Enel MotoE World Cup races at Misano with victory in Sunday morning’s seven-lap contest.

The Italian rider, who started Race 2 as the championship leader following his dramatic win on Saturday, overtook pole-sitter Alex de Angelis on lap two to grab the lead.

Ferrari then drew out a gap over de Angelis and was given a clear lead when the Octo Pramac rider crashed out into the gravel at the fast Turn 13 right-hander.

This left a multi-bike battle for the remaining podium spots, with Race 1 runner-up Hector Garzo leading a train of riders into the last couple of laps.

Garzo, riding for Tech3 E-Racing, was challenged by LCR E-Team’s Niccolo Canepa into Turn 14 on the final tour but held the position, while Mattia Casadei instead made a lunge underneath Canepa into the last corner.

Ferrari took the checkered flag 2.687 seconds ahead of Garzo, while Casadei and Canepa crossed the line 0.055 seconds apart in a tight finish.

Fifth-place went to Maria Herrara, her best result of the season, ahead of Eric Granado and Jesko Raffin.

Bradley Smith came through in eighth place for One Energy Racing, while Nicolas Terol and former points leader Mike di Meglio – who was one of several high-profile retirements from Race 1 – completed the top 10.

Belgium’s Xavier Simeon, who finished second to Ferrari on Saturday, retired early in Race 2 after high-siding his Avinita Racing bike on the opening lap.

Daniel Lloyd is a UK-based reporter for Sportscar365 and e-racing365, with a focus on the FIA World Endurance Championship and various electric racing series.

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