The MotoE electric motorcycle racing series, which has been part of the MotoGP support program since 2019, is losing its exclusive motorcycle supplier. Italian manufacturer Energica will withdraw from MotoE after the 2022 season. It is not yet known what will happen to the electric series from 2023.
Energica has accompanied the racing series as an exclusive supplier since its debut in 2019. After four seasons, the series is coming to an end. Each season, 18 riders compete in MotoE on the Energica Ego Corsa unit bike. With a battery capacity of 20 kWh, the electric motorcycle is up to 120 kW powerful and 270 km / h fast. The races always last about 15 minutes.
Livia Cevolini, CEO of Energica Motor Company, comments on her company’s withdrawal as follows: âAs pioneers in electric mobility on two wheels, we have paved the way for a whole new layer of sustainable and exciting motorcycle racing and , as we always have – we now aim to test ourselves with new challenges. That’s why we look forward to the next big thing to come! We would like to thank Dorna Sports for this great opportunity to showcase our technology and we look forward to ending our trip together in style. Dorna Sports is the distributor of the MotoGP Championship and owns the commercial rights to the series.
Nicolas Goubert, Executive Director of the FIM Enel Motor World Cup, praised the collaboration over the first three seasons, saying they “put on an incredible show”. From the start, he says, Energica has brought their expertise to the track in a way that couldn’t be more satisfying: encountered a mechanical failure during one of the races that we have enjoyed in the three seasons. Goubert does not comment on a possible fifth season with a new outfitter or new outfits.
The MotoE, as a fully electric motorcycle racing series, was announced in 2017 and, as mentioned, entered its first season in 2019. As recently as 2017, Energica was selected as the sole supplier. The racing series made headlines when all 18 motorcycles burned down during preseason testing in the spring of 2019 – but the cause was not one of the motorcycles or their batteries, but one of the stations. charged.
On the sporting front: During the 2021 season, the Spaniard Jordi Torres was able to defend his title. After the last race Swiss rider Dominique Aegerter was in the lead – but Aegerter knocked down Torres during the race on a passing maneuver and was penalized for it.
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