Johann Zarco did not sign yet with Reale Avintia, even if it seemed that everything was done and the French was about to try his new bike in Jerez already taking Karel Abraham’s seat, who was fired from the team for 2020. However, Johann will not take part of Jerez’s tests and Avintia had an open seat for Monday and Tuesday, not an ideal situation for a team that has to try some parts for the next season or only searching confidence.
Avintia chose so to replace Karel Abraham for this two days waiting Johann Zarco or the rider who is going to be future Tito Rabat’s teammate and the choice was Eric Granado, who took part of MotoE World Cup this year with the same team finishing 3rd overall with a stunning double victory in the last GP of the season in Valencia.
The Brazilian will have so the chance to ride a MotoGP bike in Spain, surely a fantastic “gift” from his crew for the incredible job done during the season in the first ever Championship dedicated to electric bikes. Granado surely will be happy with that and could even try to shine in Jerez, where he could help the team as well on getting important data for the development of the bike.