Despite a fire that destroyed much of the material for this year’s inaugural Enel MotoE World Cup three months ago, the new circuit racing formula will be up and running next month.
“Thanks to an incredible push from suppliers and all those involved, MotoE is ready to race”, said motorcycle manufacturers Energica in a statement. Previously, a rescheduled MotoE calendar was announced and now the dates and venue for the pre-season test can also be confirmed.
The Circuit Ricardo Tormo in Valencia, Spain, will be the host for the three-day event taking place from June 17 to 19.
Primarily, the test will pick up where Jerez left off, with riders and teams focused on gaining experience with the bike and setup. Sessions will start from the grid for everyone to get to grips with race starts and grid procedures. Subject to weather, the last day – June 19 – will kickoff with an E-pole simulation as riders test out qualifying with just a single quick lap at a time.
The day will finish with a full race simulation, where riders will get a chance to practice overtaking and race strategy.
Energica will award the winning team with its very own motorcycle Energica Eva – the streetfighter electric motorcycle available for sale. Simulating qualifying and a full race is useful not only for the riders and teams but also for the organisation of the cup in order to fine-tune procedures ahead of MotoE’s debut in Germany in July.
There will be a sighting lap ahead of the race but no need for a warm-up lap on this parallel path of electric racing, so the threeday test will ensure everything is ready for Germany