Revised 2019 MotoE Calendar Announced: Six Races At Four European MotoGP Rounds

Dorna has announced a new schedule for the MotoE series, consisting of six races to be held at four European rounds of MotoGP. The 2019 MotoE series will now kick off in July at the Sachsenring in Germany, followed by a race at the Red Bull Ring in Austria, and double headers at Misano and Valencia.

The new calendar was drawn up after a devastating fire destroyed the entire fleet of bikes and charging equipment for the MotoE series at Jerez earlier in the month. With so much equipment gone, and so much to replace, Dorna was forced to cancel the first two rounds of MotoE, due to be held at Jerez and Le Mans, and push back the start of the season to the Sachsenring.

The causes of the fire are still being examined. In previous press releases, Dorna stated that none of the bikes was being charged when they caught fire. The current focus is on a charging station which caught fire, for an as yet unknown reason, but that is not yet confirmed. Dorna have promised to issue a press release with more details on the causes of the fire once the investigation has been completed.

The new 2019 MotoE calendar is as follows:

  • Race 1 - July 5th -7th - Sachsenring, Germany
  • Race 2 - August 9th -11th - Red Bull Ring - Spielberg, Austria
  • Races 3 & 4 - September 13th -15th - Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli, San Marino and Riviera di Rimini
  • Races 5 & 6 - November 15th -17th - Circuit Ricardo Tormo, Comunitat Valenciana

The official press release announcing the MotoE calendar appears below:


New MotoE™ calendar announced

Six races to be held in 2019, beginning in Germany

The revised schedule for the inaugural season of the FIM Enel MotoE™ World Cup can now be confirmed, with all the partners involved in the Cup working hard to ensure this new parallel path of racing gets back on track.

The calendar will retain six races and MotoE™ will be back in business at a test in June at a circuit to be confirmed. The first race of the season will now take place at the HJC Helmets Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland in July, with the next two events set for the Red Bull Ring and Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli respectively, the latter of which will remain a double header. It won’t be the season finale, however, as the last round of the Cup will now take place at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo in Valencia, where there will be another two races to end the season in spectacular style.

As previously stated, Jerez will not host MotoE™ as part of the Gran Premio Red Bull de España and the revised calendar confirms that MotoE™ will not race at Le Mans.

The exact causes of the fire that destroyed the majority of the equipment for the Cup remain under investigation. The results, as well as any further updates, will be announced in due course.

For now, save the date for the season opener at the German Grand Prix on the 7th of July.

  • Race 1 - July 5th -7th - Sachsenring, Germany
  • Race 2 - August 9th -11th - Red Bull Ring - Spielberg, Austria
  • Races 3 & 4 - September 13th -15th - Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli, San Marino and Riviera di Rimini
  • Races 5 & 6 - November 15th -17th - Circuit Ricardo Tormo, Comunitat Valenciana
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