MotoE World Cup
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CategoryMotorcycle sport
CountryEurope
Inaugural season2019
Riders18
Teams11
ConstructorsEnergica[1]
Tyre suppliersMichelin
Riders' championJordi Torres
Official websitemotogp.com
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Current season

MotoE, officially the FIM Enel MotoE World Cup, is a class of motorcycle racing that uses only electric motorcycles. The series is sanctioned by the FIM and the inaugural season in 2019 was due to support MotoGP at five of the European circuits.[2] A fire in March 2019 involving recharging batteries destroyed the special facility and the race machines at Circuito de Jerez, Spain. The opening two race events, intended to be at Jerez on 5 May and Le Mans, France on 19 May, were cancelled,[3] with a new schedule announced in late March of six races at four venues starting in July.[4] The races are for approx 35 km.

Technical specifications

The series has used the Energica Ego Corsa motorcycle since inception, manufactured by Energica Motor Company,[5] but will change to Ducati from 2023.[6]

Seasons

2019

Main article: 2019 MotoE World Cup

The inaugural season took place over 6 rounds between July and November 2019 with 12 teams fielding a grid of 18 riders. The season start was originally planned for May, but had to be postponed because of a fire at the Jerez test in March where all competition bikes were destroyed.[7] Italian rider Matteo Ferrari from the Trentino Gresini Moto E team became the first MotoE champion.[8]

2020

Main article: 2020 MotoE World Cup

The second season was contested over 7 rounds at 3 different circuits. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic the season had to be postponed until July when it started at Jerez. The season champion was Jordi Torres in his first season in the electric class, after achieving four podium finishes including one win. Runners-up Matteo Ferrari and Dominique Aegerter also tallied four podiums including two wins each, but suffered from retirements and low classifications at the remaining races.[9]

2021

Main article: 2021 MotoE World Cup

The third season was contested over seven races at six different locations.[10] Belgian team Marc VDS withdrew from the series, citing scheduling conflicts.[11] Seven races are scheduled for the season, starting in May in Jerez.[12] Spanish rider Jordi Torres won the championship a second time, successfully defending his 2020 title.[13]

2022

Main article: 2022 MotoE World Cup

The fourth season was contested over twelve races at six different locations. Dominique Aegerter won the championship.

List of World Cup winners

Season Number of Rounds Number of Races Cup winner Runner-up Third
2019 4 6 Italy Matteo Ferrari United Kingdom Bradley Smith Brazil Eric Granado
2020 5 7 Spain Jordi Torres Italy Matteo Ferrari Switzerland Dominique Aegerter
2021 6 7 Spain Jordi Torres Switzerland Dominique Aegerter Italy Matteo Ferrari
2022 6 12 Switzerland Dominique Aegerter Brazil Eric Granado Italy Matteo Ferrari

Calendar

By race title

eRace Circuit Races Per Season Total e-race events
2019 2020 2021 2022
Austria Austrian eRace Red Bull Ring, Spielberg 1 1 2 4
Germany German eRace Sachsenring, Hohenstein-Ernstthal 1 1
San Marino San Marino and Rimini Riviera eRace Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli, Misano 2 1 2 2 7
Valencian Community Valencia eRace Circuit Ricardo Tormo, Valencia 2 2
Spain Spanish eRace Circuito de Jerez-Ángel Nieto, Jerez de la Frontera 1 1 2 4
Andalusia Andalucia eRace Circuito de Jerez-Ángel Nieto, Jerez de la Frontera 1 2
Emilia-Romagna Emilia Romagna and Rimini Riviera eRace Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli, Misano Adriatico 2 2
France French eRace Circuit Bugatti, Le Mans 2 1 2 5
Catalonia Catalunya eRace Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Montmeló 1 1
Netherlands Dutch TT eRace TT Circuit Assen, Assen 1 2 3
Italy Italian eRace Autodromo Internazionale del Mugello, Scarperia e San Piero 2 2

See also

References

  1. ^ "Dorna Launches FIM Enel MotoE World Cup Bike In Italy". cycleworld.com. Archived from the original on 2018-02-08. Retrieved 2018-02-07.
  2. ^ "FIM Enel MotoE™ World Cup: a new class of competition". motogp.com. Retrieved 2018-02-07.
  3. ^ MotoE 2019 season will go ahead despite cancelled opener Autosport, 14 March 2019. Retrieved 2019
  4. ^ New MotoE™ calendar announced, MotoGP.com. Retrieved 29 March 2019
  5. ^ "Discover the Energica Ego Corsa MotoE™ motorcycle!". MotoGP. Retrieved 2020-08-16.
  6. ^ Ducati confirmed as single manufacturer for MotoE™ motogp.com, 21 October 2021. Retrieved 22 October 2021
  7. ^ "MotoE reveals cause of Jerez fire disaster". motorsport.com. 2019-03-16.1
  8. ^ "Ferrari secures inaugural MotoE title, Granado wins Valencia races". autosport.com. 2020-11-17.
  9. ^ "Torres crowned 2020 World Cup winner, Tuuli wins Race 2". MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 2020-10-11. Retrieved 2020-10-12.
  10. ^ Wong, Bethonie (11 November 2020). "MotoE releases provisional 2021 calendar". just-electric.org. Retrieved 13 November 2020.
  11. ^ "Marc VDS Team withdraws from MotoE Cup". GPOne.com. 2021-01-21. Retrieved 2021-02-02.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  12. ^ Wong, Bethonie (11 November 2020). "MotoE releases provisional 2021 calendar". just-electric.org. Retrieved 13 November 2020.
  13. ^ "Jordi Torres Claims 2021 MotoE World Championship at Misano". bikereview.com.au. 2021-09-19.