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MotoE Teams Announced; Bike Set for Regular Demo Laps

Eleven teams announced for MotoE Cup next year; bike to be shown in demo laps…

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Dorna Sports has announced the 11 teams which will compete in its new FIM Enel MotoE World Cup next year while the first of many demonstration laps with the all-electric motorbike has taken place in Qatar.

A variety of MotoGP, Moto2 and Moto3 teams will race the electric MotoE bike when the series gets underway next season, it has been announced.

Tech 3 Racing, LCR Team, Marc VDS Racing Team, Pramac Racing, Angel Nieto Team, Esponsorama Avintia Racing, Gresini Racing, Sky Racing Team VR46, Pons Racing, Dynavolt Intact GP and SIC58 Squadra Corse will all enter the new championship.

MotoE will kick off next season with five events, all in support of MotoGP rounds in Europe, and all teams using the same Energica bikes.

“We had the first meeting with all the teams who will be competing next year in MotoE,” said Cup Director Goubert.

“We haven’t yet decided on the tracks we’ll be going to, but as I said it was a kick off meeting so all things have to be put in place.

“Basically, it starts now. It was important to see all the teams because now they have enough information to get organised; to start looking at the riders they’ll have and look at the crew they’ll have.”

MotoE Demonstration Laps at Every 2018 MotoGP Weekend

The Energica electric bike will be on show at every MotoGP weekend this season with demonstration laps during each event.

The first demo was done by commentator and former 500cc rider Simon Crafar on Sunday at the season-opening Qatar Grand Prix.

Click here to see the bike in action and hear Crafar’s reaction following the first demo.

Jake Kilshaw is a UK-based journalist who is e-racing365's Managing Editor and also European Editor for Sportscar365. He is a student of Politics and International Relations and is a member of the Autosport Academy. Contact Jake

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