The MotoGP World Championship opens a new era this season with the creation of the FIM Enel MotoE World Cup, the first all-electric motorcycle competition recognized by the International Motorcycling Federation. It’s a brand new competition with bikes that compete with zero emissions and whose energy comes from renewable sources. The championship is a key pillar in the future of motorcycling due to the evolution in the field of alternative energies. The Openbank Ángel Nieto Team will be a protagonist of this revolution from the start.
The growing need for sustainable mobility is leading factories to think of solutions adapted to these new times and one of them is electric mobility. The new FIM Enel MotoE World Cup, a zero-emission competition, wants to offer an alternative category within the framework of the MotoGP World Championship. The FIM Enel MotoE World Cup will also benefit from the production of television and the communication platform created around MotoGP.
The races, in this first season, will have an estimated duration of 10 laps. The Sachsenring (Germany), Spielberg (Austria), Misano (San Marino) and Ricardo Tormo (Spain) tracks will witness the premiere of this category, with a race in the first two and a double round in both San Marino and Spain. In 2018, more than 730,000 spectators attended one of the four races that this season will host a round of the FIM Enel MotoE World Cup. The objective of the organization, however, is for this competition to grow worldwide.
The category starts in 2019 with 18 riders and 12 teams, selected from the independent MotoGP teams and the best Moto2 and Moto3 teams. The level is very high: world champions such as Nico Terol or Mike di Meglio, former MotoGP riders such as Alex de Angelis, Randy de Puniet, Bradley Smith or Sete Gibernau ... all of them will take part in one of the leading categories of the World Championship.
One of the most notable characteristics of the new MotoE category will be the sound of its bikes. It will be totally unique. The electric bikes are quieter, but allow fans to hear sounds that are sometimes hidden behind the roar of the engines, such as the squeal of the tyres.
The Openbank Ángel Nieto Team is ready for this new challenge. What about you?