The Marc VDS Racing Team decided to withdraw from the MotoE Cup it was registered in for 2021. The Belgian team has participated in the series dedicated to electric motorcycles since its first year, with Mike di Meglio reaching one victory and four podiums in 2019 and 2020. The French rider finished fourth overall in 2020 and was fifth in the final standings in 2019.
The main reason for this decision was that the MotoE races are concurrently scheduled with the World Endurance Championship, in which Di Meglio races.
With little time to find a replacement, Team Manager Marc van der Straten has reluctantly decided to end the Marc VDS Racing Team’s participation in the FIM Enel MotoE Cup with immediate effect.
“Although I am saddened to leave this pioneering competition, I have to be true to the principles and competitive values of the team. We have invested time and effort over the last two years working with Mike di Meglio to be able to fight for great things with him. Having to give up our rider due to a calendar incompatibility has completely changed the project we have been betting on for some time. Given the short time available before the start of the competition to start a new project, we have decided to withdraw from the FIM Enel MotoE World Cup. I want to thank all the friends and sponsors who have accompanied us in this beautiful adventure these last two years."