A few days ago, it was confirmed that Italian firm Energica will supply the bikes for the Moto-e World Cup, the championship reserved to electric bikes. And today, Dorna has announced that Michelin will be the sole tyre supplier for the series.
The Clermont Ferrand-based company has supplied MotoGP tyres since 2016 and has also been involved in Formula E, the four-wheeled electric series, right from the start.
"For as long as Michelin has existed, the projects in which it has been involved have sought to take mobility forward, while making it safer, more economical and more respectful of the planet - explained motorsport director Pascal Couanson - Progress needs all the stakeholders to innovate, not only on the technological front but also in terms of their vision. Motorcycle racing’s first all-electric competition is a concrete, meaningful move in favour of mobility. For Michelin, it will provide us with an invaluable laboratory for the development of innovations that will go on to feature on our road tyres."