The provisional 2023 calendar of the MotoE is out; from this year the electric class becomes the World Championship thanks to 16 races on 8 European circuits. The start is in Le Mans in April and the end in Misano in September. Among the news on the calendar: Silverstone and the return to Barcelona and Sachsenring.
The MotoE grows and becomes World Championship from 2023, with the expansion of the series to eight rounds and 16 races and the official acquisition of World Championship status. The season marks the beginning of an exciting new era, with more races, and welcomes the new single manufacturer to the championship: Ducati.
2023 will also see the debut of a new circuit on the calendar, when the MotoE will face the Silverstone track for the first time. One of the most spectacular and high-speed circuits in the world, the British circuit will represent a new challenge for the electric class of MotoGP.
After two pre-season tests, one in Jerez and the other in Barcelona, the 2023 season will begin with the French Grand Prix at the iconic Le Mans circuit, before round two sees the MotoE return to the spectacular Mugello International Circuit. From there the teams of MotoE will go to the Sachsenring in Germany, before the TT Circuit Assen.
After the summer break, Silverstone will kick off the second half of the season before a new round at the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg. The Barcelona-Catalunya Circuit will host the penultimate round of 2023, before the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli hosts the season final on the Rimini Riviera.
After three years in which the MotoE started its season in Jerez, in 2023 the Le Mans circuit will host the debut race of the MotoE of Ducati. This year the Andalusian circuit will therefore host only the first test session, from 6th to 8th of March. The second pre-season test session will instead be in Barcelona, where the MotoE raced only once in 2021. In addition to the tests from 3rd to 5th of April, the Catalan circuit will also host the penultimate round of the MotoE 2023, on the first weekend of September.
After three years of absence, the riders of the MotoE will return to Germany at the Sachsenring, the track that hosted the first race in MotoE history, in July 2019. But the main novelty in the 2023 World Championship calendar is certainly the English stage at Silverstone, one of the longest and fastest circuits in the entire MotoGP calendar and certainly the most critical to test the new MotoE of Ducati.
These are the dates and tracks of the calendar of the FIM Enel MotoE World Championship 2023:
- 12 / 14 May - French GP - Bugatti circuit at Le Mans
- 9/11 June - Italian GP - Mugello Circuit
- 16/18 June - German GP - Sachsenring Circuit
- 23 / 25 June - Dutch GP - TT Assen Circuit
- 4/6 August - British GP - Silverstone Circuit
- 18 / 20 August - Austrian GP - Red Bull Ring Circuit at Spielberg
- 1/3 September - Catalan GP - Barcelona Circuit
- 8 / 10 September - San Marino GP - Marco Simoncelli Circuit of Misano
This is the pre-season test calendar:
- 6/7/8 March - Angel Nieto circuit at Jerez de la Frontera
- 3/4/5 April - Barcelona circuit
MotoE World Cup 2023
The details of the V21L, Ducati's electric motorcycle
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