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Tuuli on Pole for Maiden MotoE Race

Niki Tuuli secures pole for Sunday’s inaugural MotoE race in Germany…

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Niki Tuuli secured pole position for the inaugural round of the FIM Enel MotoE World Cup, going quickest in Saturday afternoon’s E-Pole session at the Sachsenring.

The Finnish rider set a best time of 1:27.456 onboard his Ajo bike, going 0.787 seconds quicker than his nearest rival in the single-lap shootout session.

Hector Garzo was his closest competition on the No. 4 Tech 3 E-Racing machine, just 0.011 seconds clear of Eric Granado who completes the front row for Avintia Esponsorama Racing.

Riders exited the pit lane in the order of their best time from Friday’s pair of Free Practice sessions, with the slowest rider going first, working up the order.

Mike Di Meglio ended up as the only rider capable of beating Tuuli to pole but the Frenchman was forced to settle for fourth, qualifying ahead of Xavier Simeon and Matteo Ferrari.

The first ever MotoE race is scheduled for 10 a.m. local time (4 a.m. EDT) on Sunday.

RESULTS: Qualifying

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. Contact Jake

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