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Austrian MotoE, Race 2 Results | Third win-in-a-row for Casadei launches him into title fight

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Mattia Casadei, Pons Racing, 2023 MotoE, Austrian MotoE, action [credit - Gold & Goose]

Mattia Casadei has launched himself into contention for the 2023 MotoE World Championship title after reeling off his third successive victory by completing the double in Austria.

The Pons Los40 Racing rider resisted late pressure from a charging Matteo Ferrari to take the flag for second time that day.

The latest success came just hours after he scored a fortuitous victory in race one, the lucky result of Ferrari crashing out of the lead just four corners from home.


On this occasion, however, Casadei in control in the closing stages having captured the lead mid-way around the opening lap from pole sitter and initial leader Kevin Zannoni.

Indeed, Casadei had Zannoni to thank for holding Ferrari at bay for two laps towards the end, the SIC58 rider proving a stubborn obstacle for the Italian to clear until he slipped up the inside at Turn 4 on the final lap.

>>> 2023 MotoE World Championship standings <<<

With Casadei having not established a sizeable advantage over Zannoni once he'd overtaken him, it allowed Ferrari to jump immediately onto the back of the Pons Ducati but while he had a strong run coming into the final two corners, he'd ultimately think better of mounting a potentially edgy pass for the lead given the events of earlier.

Nevertheless, by settling for second, Ferrari dips behind Casadei in the overall standings for what is now very much a three-man fight for overall honours.

Indeed, while the battle in the overall standings had seemingly whittled itself into a two rider contest between Jordi Torres and Ferrari, three wins in a row for Casadei means he has rocketed into contention, 15 points shy of the top spot.

As for Torres, the double MotoE World Cup Champion endured a fairly anonymous weekend in the mid-pack. However, after Ferrari lost a fistful of points in his race one crash, Torres' fifth and sixth place finishes keeps him comfortably ahead of now Casadei with two rounds and four races remaining.

Zannoni completed a strong weekend with another podium in third place, ahead of Miquel Pons, who scored his best result of the season in fourth for LCR. The Spaniard fared better than team-mate Eric Granado, who dropped the sister LCR Ducati at Turn 3 with two laps remaining.


Hector Garzo completed the top five, ahead of a distant Torres, while Randy Krummenacher and Hikaru Okubo - the latter bouncing back from a crash in race one - completed the top eight.

Austrian MotoE, Spielberg | Race 2 Results

Saturday | Conditions - Sunny, Dry
2023 Austrian MotoE | Spielberg Austria | Race 2 Results | Round 6 / 8
1Mattia Casadei🇮🇹HP Pons Los407 Laps
2Matteo Ferrari🇮🇹Felo Gresini MotoE+0.077
3Kevin Zannoni🇮🇹Ongetta SIC58 Squadracorse+0.373
4Miquel Pons🇪🇦LCR E-Team+2.158
5Hector Garzo🇪🇦Dynavolt Intact GP+2.246
6Jordi Torres🇪🇦Openbank Aspar Team+3.929
7Randy Krummenacher🇨🇭Dynavolt Intact GP+5.638
8Hikari Okubo🇯🇵Tech3 E-Racing+6.337
9Andrea Mantovani🇮🇹RNF MotoE Team+6.352
10Kevin Manfredi🇮🇹Ongetta SIC58 Squadracorse+8.868
11Alessandro Zaccone🇮🇹Tech3 E-Racing+9.018
12Oscar Gutierrez🇪🇦Prettl Pramac MotoE+9.101
13Nicholas Spinelli🇮🇹HP Pons Los40+9.436
14Tito Rabat🇪🇦Prettl Pramac MotoE+9.837
15Mika Perez🇪🇦RNF MotoE Team+10.527
16Alessio Finello🇮🇹Felo Gresini MotoE+10.869
17Maria Herrera🇪🇦Openbank Aspar Team+19.039
18Eric Granado🇧🇷LCR E-Team+43.639

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