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German MotoE, Sachsenring Qualifying | Torres times it right for sodden Sachsenring pole

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Jordi Torres, Aspar, Ducati, 2023 MotoE, Mugello, Italian MotoE, action [credit - Gold and Goose]

Double champion Jordi Torres has taken his first MotoE World Championship pole position of the Ducati era at a sodden Sachsenring, round three of the 2023 season.

Making a return to the circuit the MotoE World Cup made its race debut back in 2019, it was therefore fitting that Torres - who, with two titles, ranks as MotoE’s most successful competitor - would emerge top of a tricky wet Q2 session.

Riding the Aspar-prepared Ducati V21L, Torres was one of five riders ramping up the momentum in a Q2 session that was evolving and improving throughout, even if it remained wet throughout.


As expected, the fight for pole would come down to each rider’s final time attack, with Torres setting his personal best past the chequered flag to prevail with a 1m 34.601secs lap.

That gave him the nod over Hector Garzo, who led the IntactGP's challenge at its home race in second, while Eric Granado - a race winner in the wet at Mugello only five days ago - completes the front row.

Nicholas Spinelli and Hikari Okubo made the most of getting some valuable wet weather mileage in prior to Q2 by participating in and topping the timesheets in Q1, the former landing fourth on the grid and the latter securing fifth, with Mattia Casadei rounding out row two.

Ahead of Saturday's two races at the Saxony circuit, only four points separate a top three comprising pole man Torres, Matteo Ferrari - who starts ninth - and Garzo.

German MotoE, Sachsenring | Qualifying Results

2023 German MotoE | Sachsenring, Germany | Qualifying Results | Round 3 / 8
1Jordi TorresESPOpenbank Aspar Team1m 34.601
2Hector GarzoESPDynavolt Intact GP1m 34.775
2Eric GranadoBRALCR E-Team1m 34.920
4Nicholas SpinelliITAHP Pons Los401m 35.605
5Hikari OkuboJPNTech3 E-Racing1m 35.703
6Mattia CasadeiITAHP Pons Los401m 35.806
7Randy KrummenacherSUIDynavolt Intact GP1m 36.309
8Alessandro ZacconeITATech3 E-Racing1m 36.587
9Matteo FerrariITAFelo Gresini MotoE1m 37.410
10Tito RabatESPPrettl Pramac MotoE1m 38.783
11Miquel PonsESPLCR E-Team1m 37.647
12Andrea MantovaniITARNF MotoE Team1m 37,698
13Kevin ManfrediITAOngetta SIC58 Squadracorse1m 37.760
14Luca SalvadoriITAPrettl Pramac MotoE1m 38.003
15Mika PerezESPRNF MotoE Team1m 38.639
16Kevin ZannoniITAOngetta SIC58 Squadracorse1m 38.898
17Alessio FinelloITAFelo Gresini MotoE1m 39.217
18Maria HerreraESPOpenbank Aspar Team1m 42.447

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