Electric class of the MotoGP championship, the FIM World Cup Enel MotoE was officially launched by the International Motorcycle Racing Federation (FIM) and Dorna Sports as a promoter in Rome, Italy, Tuesday 6/2. With Energica as a supplier of engines, MotoE will be held for the first time in 2019.
This engine will generate a power of 147 horsepower, with a top speed of 250 km / h and can accelerate from 0 to 100 km / h in three seconds. The batteries in this engine can be filled to 0-85% in less than 30 minutes. The former MotoGP rider who is now also acting as a security consultant, Loris Capirossi helps the development of this machine.
According to MotoGP.com, the MotoE event will be held in the margins of the week of MotoGP races and will take place in five European circuits, hoping to reach other continents in the future. Free practice sessions will take place on Friday, Saturday’s qualifying sessions, as well as Sunday races and 10 rounds.
MotoE will be followed by 18 riders divided into different teams with details; seven independent MotoGP teams will each get two engines, while four remaining engines will be distributed to the Moto2 or Moto3 teams that will want to participate.
Like MotoGP, Michelin will be a sole supplier of tires for MotoE. All participants will undergo pre-season tests in Jerez, Spain, in February 2019.