Heads up, the world’s first electric motorcycle racing championship has been announced today! The championship is in partnership with Dorna Sports (behind MotoGP) and the FIM (Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme) and ENEL is the title sponsor.
The championship will make its debut next year and will be using electric motorcycles specifically made by Italian electric motorcycle manufacturer Energica.
“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 at the beating heart of speed, Modena, the Italian Motor Valley,” said Livia Cevolini, CEO Energica Motor.
“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 concrete application. Our history comes from racing, our passion for this sector has never faded. FIM Moto-e World Cup is an excellent project. After all, it is what we hoped since our racing years, now it can be managed professionally thanks to Dorna and its unique and long-lasting experience.”
A total of 11 teams will be competing against one another in the championship using the Energica Ego.
“We are delighted to announce this new Dorna-Enel partnership, with Enel having shown a solid plan in the development of renewable energy generation technologies. The FIM started with a Sustainability programme 25 years ago,” said Vito Ippolito, FIM President.
“We consider this as one key pillar for the future of motorcycling and for the evolution in the field of Alternative Energies. We are absolutely confident that the partnership between Dorna, Energica and Enel will ensure that within the sports sector, we are contributing to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals, especially those related with Affordable Clean Energy.”
The race calendar will be announced later this year.