The French rider joins the Ajo MotoE Team in Valencia, replacing former WorldSSP rival Niki Tuuli
After pulling the curtains down on the 2019 FIM Supersport World Championship season with a dazzling win in Qatar, Lucas Mahias (Kawasaki Puccetti Racing) will still have the chance to compete for two more race wins in 2019, as he joins the FIM Enel MotoE™ World Cup grid for the season closer in Valencia.
Mahias will join the Ajo MotoE Team at the Gran Premio Motul de la Comunitat Valenciana, replacing former WorldSSP race-winner Niki Tuuli, who injured his left wrist and femur at the last MotoE™ meeting in Misano.
This will be the 30-year-old’s fourth visit to the Circuit Ricardo Tormo, having participated in the final Moto2™ rounds held there between 2013 and 2015.
Speaking ahead of this new challenge, Mahias said: “It's difficult to set a specific goal for this weekend, as I don't know the bike or the championship and it's hard to know what my potential will be. I will have had a maximum of 20 laps with an electric bike in practice, but that’s riding alone, so I can't compare myself to the other rivals who have more experience than me. But as a rider, when you start a race you want to win, so my goal is to be at the front. I like the Valencia circuit and I’ve raced there before. I think it could be good for MotoE™, as it’s not a very long track, similar to Sachsenring”.
The first race of this double-header in Valencia will start at 16:15 Local Time (GMT+1) on Saturday 16th November, with the final race of the season set for 10:05 Local Time on Sunday 17th.
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