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SBK, The E-Superbike on track with Guintoli

The Frenchman was on track at Almeria with the Energica, the two-wheeler that will be used in the 2019 electric bike series

SBK: The E-Superbike on track with Guintoli

The present is "noisy" and "roaring" but whether we like it or not, the future of racing will be electric. In the four-wheel world, the Formula E championship is growing, involving an increasing number of manufacturers, while in the two-wheel camp, Dorna and FIM have introduced the “FIM Moto-e World Cup”, set to get underway in 2019.

In the meantime, the Energica Motor Company - the manufacturer that will supply the bikes for the new category - is continuing with its development work.  The Energica, created by the aforementioned Italian firm (part of the CRP group) has  been on track at Almeria, ridden by Frenchman Sylvain Guintoli, 2014 Superbike champion with Aprilia and currently under contract with Suzuka as a MotoGP test rider.

Sylvain brings his significant experience, gained across both two and four stroke categories. After riding the Energica in Spain, he appeared satisfied with the work completed: “the maximum speed along the straight was 270 km/h - reveals Guintoli- and riding this bike has been a really fun experience”.

The bike ridden by Guintoli was equipped with Michelin tyres, as are the cars in the Formula E auto championship. Further proof that innovation and technology are moving in the same direction and at a similar pace.

Translated by Heather Watson

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