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MotoGP Organizer Dorna Launches Electric Motorbike Series

MotoGP organizer Dorna Sports launches MotoE electric motorbike series for 2019…

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FIM MotoGP World Championship organizer Dorna Sports has announced the launch of an all-electric motorbike racing series to form part of the MotoGP support package.

The series, named the FIM Enel MotoE World Cup, will get underway in 2019, and was announced in Rome on Tuesday.

It will feature zero-emissions, all-electric motorbikes which will compete at five European MotoGP rounds with a scope to expanding to become a worldwide series in the future.

Races are expected to be ten laps in duration with a total of 18 bikes on track.

Each of the seven privateer teams currently competing in MotoGP will receive two bikes while a further four entries will be provided for teams from the Moto2 and Moto3 support series who chose to enter.

The series will get underway with an official test at Circuito de Jerez in Feb. 2019.

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. Contact Jake

2 Comments

2 Comments

  1. Old Trombone

    February 7, 2018 at 10:47 am

    Fantastic! Also, have a look at the Boogaloo Electric Mountain Bike series being built by Troy Lee the famous helmet artist. There have also been electric bike races at the Sea Otter Classic at Labuan Seca for a couple of years now.

  2. WesGTR

    February 8, 2018 at 11:51 am

    I’m expecting coverage of this championship in 2019, so far is the electric series that has gotten most of my interest. I’ll also give the Gen 2 Formula E a try.

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