On Saturday at Misano, Dorna announced further details about the MotoE championship for electric motorcycles, due to make its debut next season. The championship will consist of five races, at Jerez, Le Mans, Sachsenring, Austria, and Misano. The championship will feature 18 riders from 12 teams, with the riders due to be announced at the next race in Aragon.
The press release with the details of the championship appears below:
FIM Enel MotoE™ World Cup calendar confirmed at Misano
Five races will make up the inaugural season, from Jerez to Misano
At Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli, the FIM Enel MotoE™ World Cup took another big step towards becoming a reality in 2019 as the Team Principals, FIM President Vito Ippolito, IRTA CEO Mike Trimby, Dorna CEO Carmelo Ezpeleta and MotoE™ Executive Director Nicolas Goubert gathered on the grid for a photo opportunity and more details about the Cup were announced.
The calendar is the biggest headline, and races will take place at the following circuits as part of each respective Grand Prix event in 2019:
Jerez - 5th May
Le Mans - 19th May
Sachsenring - 7th July
Austria - 11th August
Misano - 15th September
More details on the races themselves have also been released. MotoE™ will be intense, high-adrenaline races that will ensure the power from the bike will remain constant from the first lap to the last. Depending on circuit length, the duration of the races will be between seven and ten laps.
The racing-spec 2019 Energica Ego Corsa has a number of adjustments to the production model. The weight is one of the biggest changes, with the racing machine streamlined by an incredible 20kg – lowering the weight 260kg.
Engine power: up to 120kw
Max speed: up to 270km/h
Battery pack: 20kw
Riders will be announced at the Gran Premio Movistar de Aragon.
The Team Principles for those competing were part of the Photo Opportunity at Misano. Previously confirmed, the teams with two MotoE™ entries are Tech 3 Racing, LCR Team, Pramac Racing, Esponsorama Racing, Gresini Racing and the Angel Nieto Team. Teams with a single MotoE™ entry are Sepang International Circuit, Marc VDS Racing Team, Ajo Motorsport, Pons Racing, Dynavolt Intact GP and SIC58 Squadra Corse.
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