In the aftermath of the Jerez paddock fire that destroyed all the MotoE series bikes, MotoE continues to move forward. The fire which destroyed all 18 MotoE machines is still under investigation.
Energica, the series electric motorcycle manufacturer is presently preparing replacement machines. Shortly after the fire, Dorna confirmed that the series would not be canceled and a new would be schedule set.
That new schedule has now been announced. The new series calendar now features a total of six events (versus the original six) held at four different venues. Testing for the series will resume in June.
The first round will now take place July 5 – 7 at the Sachsenring in Germany. The series was originally scheduled to begin May, 5th in Jerez, Spain,
Here is the revised MotoE schedule for the six races:
- Race 1: July 5 -7, Sachsenring, Germany
- Race 2: August 9 -11, Red Bull Ring – Spielberg, Austria
- Races 3 & 4: September 13 – 15, Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli, San Marino and Riviera di Rimini
- Races 5 & 6: November 15 -17, Circuit Ricardo Tormo, Comunitat Valenciana
MotoE machines are based upon Energica’s Ego Corsa electric motorcycle. The biggest difference between the race machines and those built for the street is weight. In race trim, the Ego Corsa weighs in at 573 pounds. The street version of the same bike weighs 45 pounds more.
Race length will depend on the circuit. Races will last between seven and 10 laps.
Some well-known teams
Some very well known names will be participating in MotoE. Teams committed to the series are as follows:
Two bike teams:
- Tech 3 Racing
- LCR Team
- Pramac Racing
- Esponsorama Racing
- Gresini Racing
- Angel Nieto Team
Single bike teams:
- Marc VDS Racing Team
- Ajo Motorsport
- Pons Racing
- Dynavolt Intact GP
- SIC58 Squadra Corse