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    Default MotoGP to have a new electric racing World Cup from 2019!

    As electric motorcycles are gaining traction the world over, it comes as no surprise that the pinnacle of motorcycle racing MotoGP will be introducing an electric racing World Cup from 2019.

    As we have seen in every motorcycle exhibition, e-bikes are going to get more and more popular. Even in the Auto Expo currently going on in India, there has been a bevy of manufacturers showcasing their electric bikes. India has seen a flurry of activity with the government giving clean transportation and especially electric vehicles a major push.

    The Moto-E championship will be held from 2019 and will have 5 rounds. Energica will be the official supplier for the motorcycles, while Michelin will be the sole tyre supplier for the championship.

    The series will be officially called FIM Enel MotoE World Cup.

    This will be the first step down this electric path. There will be 18 bikes on the grid in the inaugural year with the teams coming from the existing MotoGP, Moto2 and Moto3 teams. The riders will also be experienced GP riders, to ensure that the racing is at a
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    Vito Ippolito, FIM President, commented: “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. 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.”

    Francesco Starace, CEO and General Manager of the Enel Group, said: “Today’s announcement of our partnership with Dorna underlines once again Enel’s commitment to champion the continued advancement of electric mobility globally. Our contribution of industrial solutions to both MotoGP, the leading motorcycle racing series, and MotoE, an exciting new frontier in the world of competitive motorsports, will allow Enel to continue to explore technology innovation in the world of sustainable transportation. Our partnership with MotoE and MotoGP is
    therefore a natural next step for Enel, building on our position as Official Power Partner of Formula E, which we announced in 2016. Enel’s leadership over the last decade in the renewable energy revolution, and in smart technologies for homes, businesses and cities, position us well to use partnerships such as this one with Dorna to implement and communicate our sustainability strategy, in which we see the electrification of transportation playing a key role in the future of cities across the world.”

    Carmelo Ezpeleta, CEO Dorna Sports, said: “Dorna, together with the FIM, are delighted to move ahead into the world of electric mobility - an option we consider a parallel path for the future. Today we are thrilled to announce our partnership with Enel as the official title sponsor for the FIM Enel MotoE World Cup, as well as being the Sustainable Power Partner of MotoGP - a technical partner we look forward to working with in this new venture. We are satisfied with the commitment and values Enel encapsulates, as they perfectly highlight the principles that the new FIM Enel MotoE World Cup is founded on. We are very proud to work with such a global, innovative and far-reaching company such as Enel and look forward to the collaboration which also involves IRTA, the MotoGP Independent Teams and the excellent Energica bike. You can be sure that together we can make the Cup a resounding success.”

    Source: MotoGP.com

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    Default Re: MotoGP to have a new electric racing World Cup from 2019!

    Essential reading for anyone interested in MotoE

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    Default Re: MotoGP to have a new electric racing World Cup from 2019!

    i for one am very much looking forward to this electric GP...sure, who wouldn't miss the roaring sound of IC engines, but adaptation is the name of the game that is life, and if the bikes are great and the racing is interesting, soon enough everyone will find themselves easily adapting to the lack of loud roaring noise.

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    Default Re: MotoGP to have a new electric racing World Cup from 2019!

    Quote Originally Posted by aditya_YZF-R15 View Post
    i for one am very much looking forward to this electric GP...sure, who wouldn't miss the roaring sound of IC engines, but adaptation is the name of the game that is life, and if the bikes are great and the racing is interesting, soon enough everyone will find themselves easily adapting to the lack of loud roaring noise.

    That's the thing. Whether we like it or not, this will be mostly the future of motorcycles.
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    yes indeed.

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    So, Capirossi goes Electric. Well, here's a video of the same:

    https://www.facebook.com/MotoGP/vide...1e4rjpLtMcFz5A

    I thought I just saw Capirossi overshooting a corner.

    Anyhow, this Enel X gives 200 NM torque at upto 5000 rpm, but about 147bhp, which signals that we're looking at about 7000 rpm redline... which is pretty modest by GP standards, displomatically speaking.

    This raises a question in my mind. We've already seen 10,000 rpm liquid cooled electric motor, in a street electric bike, the LS 218, so what challenges are they facing towards making this particular Enel X more rev happy?



    By the way, Racing track is a controlled environment and hence, they don't need to overdepend on batteries which makes the motorcycles heavier by a big margin.

    There are some suggestions I wish to add to contribute to MotoE:- Just announce a race where pit lane bike changing is allowed mid race just for charging reasons... If F1 (or other competitions?) can have tyre changing, why not battery replacement right in the middle?
    It will add a new dimension, whether a company can run the race with one heavy battery at cost of performance OR use a lighter battery with a mid race replacement.
    Last edited by Samarth 619; 4 Days Ago at 09:30 PM. Reason: Suggestion 1 doesn't seem feasible on second thought. Removed it.

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