Eighteen riders from all over the world are preparing to fight for the title of the MotoE World Cup 2021 which starts with three days of testing in Jerez de la Frontera from 2 to 4 March.
Fim Enel MotoE World Cup is the new electric class of the MotoGP Championship; an additional motorcycle category compared to the already established MotoGP, Moto2 and Moto3 classes. The competition kicked off for the first time in 2019, on July 7th, at the German GP. This year, the MotoGP electric class riders compete in 7 races on 6 European circuits. The first stage is on the Jerez de la Frontera track with a race on May 2nd. The conclusion of the MotoE 2021 is in Italy, in Misano, for a double race on 18 and 19 September, for the SanMarinoGP. The dates are the same in which the races of the other classes of the world championship take place (MotoGP, Moto2 and Moto3). (Here the MotoE 2021 calendar )
On Friday there are two free practice sessions, on Saturday the third free session and qualifying in superpole style, while on Sunday the race is scheduled between the MotoGP warm-up and the Moto3 race. The last stage is an exception in which two races are held, one on Saturday and one on Sunday. (Here the data of the circuits of the MotoE 2021)
Eighteen riders from ten countries will compete in the third season of the MotoE World Cup, including 2020 winner Jordi Torres (Pons Racing 40). The winner of the 2019 edition will also be present as well as runner-up in 2020 Matteo Ferrari (Gresini MotoE), and last year's third overall Dominique Aegerter (Dynavolt Intact GP). There are also some interesting movements of experienced riders to record, such as Eric Granado who moves to the One Energy Racing team to aim for the title of the category and Alessandro Zaccone who will be in the Octo Pramac team this year MotoE.
Confirmed in the grid of the MotoE, Mattia Casadei (Ongetta SIC58 Squadra Corse), Lukas Tulovic (Tech3 E-Racing), Maria Herrera (Openbank Aspar Team) and Xavier Cardelus (Avintia Esponsorama Racing).
Among the rookies we point out Yonni Hernandez who returns to the Pramac team with whom he raced in MotoGP, and Hikari Okubo, Japanese, first Asian rider in the electric class (Avant Ajo MotoE team).
Miquel Pons and Kevin Zannoni are the LCR E-Team riders, Fermin Aldeguer is Maria Herrera's teammate at the Openbank Aspar, Andrea Mantovani is Ferrari's partner in the Gresini MotoE team, Corentin Perolari joins Tulovic at the Tech3 E-Team while the Portuguese rider Andre Pires is the Avintia Esponsorama Racing teammate of Cardelus.
Last season's winner Pons Racing 40 team will line-up two Energica Ego Corsa this year; Jordi Torres' teammate is Dutchman Jasper Iwema.
The bike available to the riders is the Ego Corsa (this is the technical sheet), produced by Energica Motor Company, an Italian company that has been selected as a sole supplier for four years.
EnelX is the championship's main sponsor and the supplier of the mobile charging systems for the motorbikes. In addition to EnelX, the other championship partners are DHL, Michelin and Allianz. You can discover the other technical partners here .
In each of the following sections you can find in-depth information on the main themes of the championship.
This year the main technical innovations will concern the Michelin tyres, in particular the rear one, the Öhlins FKR front fork and the charging systems 2.0 supplied by EnelX. At these links you find all the details.
Öhlins suspensions for 2021
Michelin tyres 2021
The charging system 2.0
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