Dorna Sports has made further announcements regarding the format of its upcoming FIM Enel MotoE World Cup which will get underway in 2019.
The series will support MotoGP at several race weekends next year and the all-electric bike has been demonstrated at each of the championship’s events this season.
The official pre-season test has been moved forward from its originally announced February date to November at Jerez.
The southern Spanish track, which is a regular fixture on the MotoGP calendar, will also hold the first Electric GT event in early November.
MotoE races will take place on the Sunday of race weekends, following warm up and as the first race of the day, while teams will have two 30-minute Free Practice sessions on Friday ahead of qualifying on Sunday.
Michelin will serve as the official tire supplier and teams will be limited to four front and five rear slick tires and three front and four rear rain tires per weekend.
“We’re very happy with progress ahead of the debut of the Cup next year,” said Nicolas Goubert, Cup Executive Director.
“After a successful first committee in Qatar at the start of the season, this second meeting has allowed us to finalise further important details on both the sporting and technical sides.
“The beginning of competition is getting ever closer and we’re continuing to build on and advance the foundations we’re laying for the Cup.”
Ajo Motorsport Joins Entry List, 1-2 Riders Per Team
Ajo Motorsport has been added to the list of previously announced teams for the MotoE Cup.
The Finnish Moto2 and Moto3 outfit joins Tech 3 Racing, LCR Team, Marc VDS Racing Team, Pramac Racing, Angel Nieto Team, Esponsorama Avintia Racing, Pons Racing, Dynavolt Intact GP and SIC58 Squadra Corse.
Teams from the MotoGP class will have two riders in MotoE, while Moto2 and Moto3 competitors will have a single entry.
The selection committee procedure for naming MotoE riders will be the same as for other classes in MotoGP.