The MotoE World Cup 2022 starts - Eighteen riders prepare to fight for the title of the MotoGP electric class. MotoE season starts with the Spanish GP at the Circuito de Jerez - Angel Nieto from April 29th to May 1st. Among the novelties a new format with two races for each weekend.
The 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 7, at the German GP. This year, the riders of the MotoE compete in 14 races on 7 European circuits. The first round is at the Jerez de la Frontera circuit from April 29th to May 1st, while the conclusion of the MotoE 2022 will be in Italy, in Misano, from September 3rd to 5th, for the San Marino GP. The dates of the MotoE World Cup are the same in which the races of the other classes of the world championship take place (MotoGP, Moto2 and Moto3).
Compared to previous years, the race weekend schedule has changed; from this year, two free practice sessions and qualifying in Q1 and Q2 style will take place on Friday, race 1 on Saturday afternoon and race 2 on Sunday after the MotoGP race.
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The riders of the Fim Enel MotoE World Cup 2022
Among the riders who compete in the fourth season of the MotoE World Cup we find the winner of the last two editions, Jordi Torres (Pons Racing 40). The winner of the 2019 edition as well as runner-up in 2020 and third in 2021, Matteo Ferrari (FELO Gresini MotoE) will also be present, as well as last year's second overall Dominique Aegerter (Dynavolt Intact GP MotoE).
There are some interesting movements to be observed among the experienced rider, such as Eric Granado, who passes from the One Energy Racing team to the LCR E-Team and Mattia Casadei who leaves the Sic58 team to join Torres in the Sito Pons team. Confirmed in the grid of the MotoE: Maria Herrera (Openbank Aspar Team), Hikari Okubo (Avant Ajo MotoE), Miquel Pons (LCR E-Team), Kevin Zannoni (Sic58 Squadra Corse) and Xavier Cardelus (Avintia Esponsorama Racing).
Among the rookies we find Xavi Fores and Kevin Manfredi, both Octo Pramac team riders, Alex Escrig (Tech3 E-Racing), Marc Alcoba (Openbank Aspar Team) and Alessio Finello (FELO Gresini MotoE).
Three riders who took part in some of the previous editions are back in MotoE: Bradley Smith and Niccolò Canepa for the WithU GRT RNF team and Héctor Garzò (Tech3 E-Racing).
The technical novelties of the MotoE 2022
The motorbike available to the riders is the Ego Corsa (this is the technical sheet of the MotoE), produced by Energica Motor Company, the Italian company selected as the sole supplier for four years, until the end of 2022.
Enel X is the main sponsor of the championship and supplier of mobile charging systems for motorbikes. In addition to Enel X, the other partners in the championship are DHL, Michelin and Allianz. The technical partners are Michelin, Ohlins (through Andreani Group), Dell'Orto, Brembo.
This year the main technical innovations will involve the Michelin tires, in particular the rear, and above all the new EMCE synchronous reluctance motor (SynRM) developed by Energica. This motor represents a revolution compared to the previous model: in weight 10kg less, it has better efficiency and rideability, especially during braking. In the box below you can find how the synchronous reluctance motor (SynRM) of Energica works and its main characteristics.
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