Torres takes first E-Pole at Misano

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Jordi Torres took his first ever E-Pole - and first pole position in the Grand Prix paddock - on Saturday, coming out on top in another classic shootout to beat Matteo Ferrari by just 0.011.

Points leader Dominique Aegerter (Dynavolt Intact GP) completes the front row for Race 1 of the MotoE World Cup at the Emilia Romagna GP.

There were no track limit infractions and no crashes in the session, but there was a splash of drama for Mattia Casadei (Ongetta SIC58 Squadra Corse) as he suffered an issue with his transponder.

Given another E-Pole slot later in the session, the Italian got a second chance at it but it led to some last minutes nerves for the men on for a provisional front row start. Casadei's lap, right at the end, wouldn't show on timing screens - it would just appear once he crossed the line...

Ultimately though, Torres, Ferrari and Aegerter held on to much relief and a slight drum roll, with Casadei taking P7 and a third row start. In between the top three and the Italian, Row 2 is Eric Granado (Avintia Esponsorama Racing), Xavier Simeon (LCR E-Team) and Lukas Tulovic (Tech 3 E-Racing), the latter off the front row for the first time in 2020.

Granado's lap also merits a postscript, as the Brazilian was visibly cautious after falling foul of track limits in E-Pole last weekend.

Tune in soon as the lights going out for the first MotoE World Cup race of the weekend at 16:20 (GMT +2) on Saturday and remember: the Race 1 results now decide the grid for Race 2!

MotoE Race 1 front row:

1 Jordi Torres - Pons Racing 40 - Energica - 1:43.154
2 Matteo Ferrari 
- Trentino Gresini MotoE - Energica - +0.011
3 Dominique Aegerter 
- Dynavolt Intact GP - Energica - +0.143

First E Pole mission accomplished