MotoE, officially the FIM Enel MotoE World Cup, is a class of motorcycle racing that uses only electric motorcycles. The series is sanctioned by the FIM and the inaugural season in 2019 will support MotoGP at five of the European circuits.[2] A fire in March 2019 involving recharging batteries destroyed the special facility and the race machines at Circuito de Jerez, Spain. The opening two race events, intended to be at Jerez on 5 May and Le Mans, France on 19 May, were cancelled,[3] with a new schedule announced in late March of six races at four venues starting in July.[4]

MotoE World Cup
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CategoryMotorcycle sport
CountryEurope
Inaugural season2019
Riders18
Teams11
ConstructorsEnergica[1]
Tyre suppliersM Michelin
Riders' championItaly Matteo Ferrari
Official websitemotogp.com
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Technical specificationsEdit

The series will be using a spec[clarification needed] Energica Ego Corsa motorcycle, manufactured by Energica Motor Company.[1][5]

  • Motor: Synchronous oil-cooled AC with permanent magnets
  • Maximum Continuous Power: 120 kW (160 hp/cv)
  • Acceleration: 0-60 mph in three seconds
  • Top Speed: 270 km/h (168 mph)
  • Torque: 147.5 lb.-ft. (5,000 rpm)
  • Frame: Tubular steel trellis
  • Swingarm: Cast aluminium
  • Wheels: Forged aluminium
  • Throttle: Ride-by-wire
  • Battery: High-voltage lithium-ion
  • Recharging: 0-85 percent in about 20 minutes, via the integrated DC fast charging technology developed by CCS Combo

SeasonsEdit

2019Edit

The inaugural season took place over 6 rounds between July and December 2019. The first MotoE champion is Italian rider Matteo Ferrari. The season start was originally planned for May, but had to be postponed because of a fire at the Jerez test in March where all competition bikes were destroyed.[6]

2020Edit

The second season will be contested over 7 rounds between May and December 2020.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Dorna Launches FIM Enel MotoE World Cup Bike In Italy". cycleworld.com. Retrieved 2018-02-07.
  2. ^ "FIM Enel MotoE™ World Cup: a new class of competition". motogp.com. Retrieved 2018-02-07.
  3. ^ MotoE 2019 season will go ahead despite cancelled opener Autosport, 14 March 2019. Retrieved 2019
  4. ^ New MotoE™ calendar announced, MotoGP.com. Retrieved 29 March 2019
  5. ^ "Discover the Energica Ego Corsa MotoE™ motorcycle!". MotoGP. Retrieved 5 November 2018.
  6. ^ "MotoE reveals cause of Jerez fire disaster". motorsport.com. 2019-03-16.1