Jordi Torres will replace Sete Gibernau at Join Contract Pons 40 in the FIM Enel MotoE World Cup next year, combining the program with his top-class Superbike World Championship (WorldSBK) program.
Torres, 32, competed in WorldSBK this year and will continue in the top-tier production-based series in addition to his new MotoE commitment.
He replaces Gibernau, who finished 11th in MotoE this year after joining the series as one of its most decorated riders.
The 46-year-old has eight MotoGP race wins to his name and finished runner-up in the championship twice, in 2003 and 2004.
“I am pleased to announce the incorporation of Jordi Torres to the Join Contract Pons 40, our MotoE team,” commented team owner Sito Pons.
“After a first year that has helped us to understand the motorcycle and the championship, in which everything was new, with Jordi we opened a new stage and faced the challenge of fighting to win the MotoE World Cup.”
Torres added: “Being part of this great project and in this category where what is expected as the technology of the future is used as a propulsion is a pride and a satisfaction.
“I think it comes at a point in my career where I feel quite mature and more prepared than ever, I really want to and I feel thrilled to start this new adventure.
“To do it with a team like Sito Pons, which is one of the most leading in the world championship, both for its past and present achievements, is almost a dream come true.”
Tech 3 E-racing Reveals New Lineup
Tommaso Marcon and Lukas Tulovic will race for Tech 3 E-racing next year, replacing its 2019 pairing of Kenny Foray and Hector Garzo.
The two riders, both 19, currently compete at Moto2 level and will form a new lineup for Tech 3, which also competes as a KTM customer team in MotoGP.
Notably, Garzo has been dropped from the Tech 3 lineup after a standout season in which he finished fourth after three podium finishes.
He signed for Sito Pons in Moto2 earlier this month, and therefore won’t return to the electric class next year.