The new Moto-e championship, reserved to bikes with electric engines, will speak Italian. The new series will kick off in 2019 and Dorna has chosen Energica as the bike supplier for this new category. Teams competing in the new championship will therefore use a tuned version of the Ego model.
Energica is based in Modena and was the the first Italian company to produce electric bikes. The firm already has some experience of racing, having taken part in the Isle of Man's TT Zero.
"The FIM is very happy to support the development of new technologies - comments president Vito Ippolito - of which the new FIM Moto-e World Cup is an example. Energica is proving itself to be a reliable and expert leader in this sector and with the highly qualified support of Dorna we are sure that we are taking the road to success."
Livia Cevolini, CEO of Energica, adds: “We are proud to have been chosen by Dorna and we are already committed to this project. The passion for engines is what brought us here, to build new dream vehicles right in the beating heart of the Italian Motor Valley, Modena, Italy. We took the electric field to another level: each Energica undergoes quality control and performance tests, and our R&D department is always focused on new technologies and their practical application. Moto-e is an excellent project, just what we were hoping for.”
The final word goes to Dorna boss Carmelo Ezpeleta: “The FIM Moto-e World Cup is a new and exciting project for Dorna, and it makes us very proud to announce Energica will be the supplier in this new venture. We believe in excellence, quality and performance and we cannot think of a better collaborator with whom to launch the FIM Moto-e World Cup.”