Team HRC wins first FIM E-Xplorer event in Osaka

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The city of Osaka was the scene of electrifying thrills as the second season of the FIM E-Xplorer kicked off, marking the start of the five-venue electric motorbike world cup.

Words | Press release

The city of Osaka was the scene of electrifying thrills as the second season of the FIM E-Xplorer kicked off, marking the start of the five-venue electric motorbike world cup. The competition has seen impressive year-on-year growth, establishing itself as a benchmark for innovation and excitement in the world of sustainable racing.

The day began with an intense morning of pre-race practice, where the teams fine-tuned their strategies and fine-tuned the final details in preparation for the competition. The Honda Racing Corporation (HRC) team, led by Tosha Schareina and Francesca Nocera, showed a high level of performance as they both qualified in second position during qualifying.

Excitement at the event was heightened by the distinguished presence of the Governor of Osaka, who shared the enthusiasm of the fans and showed his support for electric motorbike racing, highlighting the region’s commitment to sustainability and innovation in the sport.

The real test came at 13:00 when the race, which was made up of three heats, began.

At the first start of the heats, both Team HRC riders suffered a fall, facing the challenge of getting up and recovering in the midst of the intense competition. Despite this setback, Team HRC showed that they do not give up in the face of adversity and were finally able to take the team victory in Japan, home of HRC.

In the overall men’s standings, Tosha Schareina took an outstanding second place, establishing himself as a formidable competitor on the track. Francesca Nocera, despite the crash, also secured second place in the women’s classification, underlining the strength and skill of the Italian rider.

Male Overall Results:

  1. Jorge Zaragoza (Esp, Robbie Maddison Racing) 75pts
  2. Tosha Schareina (Esp, Team HRC) 64
  3. Dylan Woodcock (Uk, Bonell Racing) 56
  4. Alex Andreis (ITA, Gravity) 56
  5. Spencer Wilton (CAN, Inde Racing) 52
  6. Sutart Edmon (IRL, PCR-E) 44
  7. Yoshikazu Hosaka (JPN, Caofen) 41
  8. Jack Field (AUS, AUS-E Racing) 41

Female Overall Results

  1. Sandra Gomez (ESP, Inde Racing) 69pts
  2. Francesca Nocera (ITA, Team HRC) 68
  3. Tanja Schlosser (ALE, Gravity) 62
  4. Virginie Germound (SUI, Robbie Maddison Racing) 56
  5. Nieve Holmes (UK, PCR-E) 45
  6. Kristie McKinnon (AUS, Bonnell Racing) 45
  7.  Yuka Sugahara (JPN, Caofen) 44
  8.  Jessica Gardiner (AUS, AUS-E Racing) 40

Team Overall Results

  1. Team HRC 132pts
  2. Robbie Maddison Racing 131
  3. Inde Racing 121
  4. Gravity 118
  5. Bonnell 101
  6. PCR-E 89
  7. Caofen 85
  8. AUS-E Racing 81

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