Hook hindered by illness in first MotoE simulation race

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Australian Josh Hook has battled food poisoning in the first-ever MotoE simulation race in Valencia, where he was forced to start from last after sitting out E-Pole on Tuesday.

The Pramac Racing rider completed the opening day of testing on Monday, lapping the Spanish circuit for the first time, however missed crucial track time on day two.

Mustering up a start in the seven-lap encounter on day three, Hook pressed on for a P16 result, gaining valuable data ahead of next month’s season-opener.

“It was an important test as in the first two days of testing I managed to do very few laps, and I was forced to missing the qualifying session,” Hook explained. “They have been seven laps useful to get familiar with the circuit and especially to do some kilometres on the bike in view of the debut in Germany.”

After the entire MotoE fleet and its equipment was destroyed in a damaging fire in March, this week’s test at Valencia marked the first time out for the category since the blaze. The opening round of the FIM Enel MotoE World Cup will take place at the Sachsenring in Germany on 5-7 July.

Source: CycleOnline.com.au

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