The race-spec Energica EgoGP was unveiled in Rome right this moment, alongside title sponsor Enel, formally placing into movement the FIM Enel MotoE World Cup to debut in 2019. 5 10-lap races will likely be held throughout MotoGP occasions in Europe, with follow periods going down on Friday, qualifying on Saturday, and races on Sunday. The primary official check for riders and groups is scheduled to happen at Spain’s Circuito de Jerez in February 2019.
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“Dorna, along with the FIM, are delighted to maneuver forward into the world of electrical mobility—an possibility we think about a parallel path for the long run,” Dorna Sports activities CEO Carmelo Ezpeleta mentioned. “As we speak we’re thrilled to announce our partnership with Enel because the official title sponsor for the FIM Enel MotoE World Cup, in addition to being the Sustainable Energy Accomplice of MotoGP—a technical companion we look ahead to working with on this new enterprise.
“We’re happy with the dedication and values Enel encapsulates, as they completely spotlight the ideas that the brand new FIM Enel MotoE World Cup is based on,” he added. “We’re very proud to work with such a world, revolutionary, and far-reaching firm reminiscent of Enel and look ahead to the collaboration which additionally entails IRTA, the MotoGP impartial groups, and the wonderful Energica bike. You’ll be able to ensure that collectively we will make the Cup a convincing success.”
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There will likely be 18 Energica EgoGP bikes competing; every of the seven MotoGP impartial groups (Angel Nieto, Avintia, Gresini, LCR, Marc VDS, Pramac, and Tech three) will obtain two bikes, and 4 bikes will likely be offered for Moto2 and Moto3 groups who select to enter. Michelin would be the sole tire provider.
“We’re delighted to announce this new Dorna-Enel partnership, with Enel having proven a stable plan within the improvement of renewable vitality era applied sciences,” FIM president Vito Ippolito mentioned. “The FIM began with a sustainability program 25 years in the past. We think about this as one key pillar for the way forward for motorcycling and for the evolution within the area of other energies. We’re completely assured that the partnership between Dorna, Energica, and Enel will be sure that throughout the sports activities sector, we’re contributing to the achievement of the sustainable improvement targets, particularly these associated with inexpensive clear vitality.”
The Energica EgoGP Specs
|Motor:||Synchronous oil-cooled with everlasting magnets|
|Most Steady Energy:||110 kW (147 hp/cv)|
|Acceleration:||Zero-60 in three seconds|
|Prime Velocity:||155 mph|
|Torque:||147.5 lb.-ft. (5,000 rpm)|
|Recharging:||Zero-85 % in about 20 minutes, by way of the built-in DC quick charging know-how developed by CCS Combo|
“What actually makes Energica crew totally different is not only the know-how, however our pure motorcycling ardour that has allowed us to construct a product not solely on the state-of-the-art but additionally enjoyable and high-performing,” Energica CEO Livia Cevolini mentioned. “The innovation angle, the flexibility to evolve it, and the ‘look past’ temper are our milestones. We’re able to signal a brand new chapter in motorsport historical past together with Dorna, Enel, FIM, and Michelin.”
“The primary time I examined the Ego I used to be actually impressed,” former GP 250cc world champion Loris Capirossi mentioned. “The sensation is totally different in comparison with a traditional bike, however it’s good. You don’t actually really feel the load as a result of the distribution is sort of low. Now we’re working to enhance the mission, and now we have nearly a 12 months. The torque of this bike is at all times the identical, from zero to 100.”
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Title sponsor Enel is an Italian multinational producer and distributor of electrical energy and fuel, using 62,000 with an annual income of roughly $86 billion. The Italian authorities owns 25 % of the corporate, which was established in 1962. Energica Motor Firm S.p.A. relies in Modena, Italy, and was based by Livia and Franco Cevolini in 2014.