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Circuit of Le Mans – Performance MotoE

The performance of the MotoE on the Le Mans circuit

La MotoE on track at Le Mans in the French GP
La MotoE on track at Le Mans in the French GP

The performance of the MotoE on the Le Mans circuit

The Le Mans circuit is spread over a length of 4185m with five left-hand corners, nine right-hand corners and a final straight of 674 metres. There MotoE took to this track for the first time in October 2020. Thanks to the telemetry shared by Ducati, we can show you the performance of the MotoE on this route. On this page you can also find infographics of the track with speed and lean angle curve by curve.

Speed ​​and lean angle of the MotoE curve after curve at Le Mans
Speed ​​and lean angle of the MotoE curve after curve at Le Mans

The average lap record speed for the class MotoE at Le Mans is 150.5 km/h while the maximum speed reached by MotoE it was 249.9 km/h. On the French circuit, the electric class of MotoGP was with the throttle wide open 41.1% of the time while the engine braking was used 33.1% of the time. As for the brakes, the front is used 28.9% of the time. Regenerative braking of MotoE allow the recovery of 8.4% of the energy used at Le Mans.
Some of the following images were created using the graphic engine of the MotoGP23 developed by Milestone which also includes the World Cup MotoE.

Infographic - The telemetry of MotoE on the Le Mans circuit
Infographic – The telemetry of MotoE on the Le Mans circuit

The description of the Le Mans circuit

Immediately after the finish line there are two very fast connected corners, turns 1 and 2. In these two corners it is necessary to carefully set the right line to tackle one of the most important points of the track: the very demanding braking for turn 3 and the 4, a dangerous point where many falls often occur.
It is important to exit Turn 3 well to have a good line to make a quick change of direction than with the MotoE it's not as easy as, for example, with Moto2, due to the weight. To speed up the change of direction, you use the opening and closing of the throttle to straighten the bike quickly and throw it down the other side, towards the next curve.

At the exit of turn 4 it is important to open the throttle quickly but at the same time you have to be careful because the engine has a lot of torque while the bike is still very lean.
Turn 5 is done at full throttle until the braking point at Turn 6. The braking point is downhill but it is not critical because if you go a little wide, there is enough space to recover the line, return to the rope and have good exit speed. Turn 6 is not very slow, it is slightly uphill on exit and the torque is well manageable; that's a nice curve to make with the MotoE.

Turn 7 is quite difficult because you reach a high lean angle but at the same time you need to open the throttle a lot when exiting the corner, which makes it difficult to find the correct line. After the apex, the throttle opens on exit with the bike widening more and more as the curve opens; a lot of speed builds up there before one of the most demanding braking areas on the track, that of turn 8.
This is a double slow right-hander where the throttle opening is critical because the engine delivers a lot of torque but at the same time the lean angle is still high. You enter the first, go wide, open the throttle and go back towards the inside for the second with the track going down a bit. At the exit you have to open the throttle in perfect motion before the long straight. If you drive well at this point you can save a lot of time.

At this point you enter the chicane formed by turns 9 and 10. You get there after braking sharply but you shouldn't slow down the bike too much because it is a very fast chicane; Looking at it on TV you wouldn't know it.
You enter Turn 9 while braking, go down to the maximum lean angle, get the bike back up using the throttle to help you change direction and then enter Turn 10 with the accelerator fully open.
After turn 10 there is a short straight before two fast corners that form a wide chicane. In the first, number 11, a very high lean angle is reached due to the slope of the track. After the apex, the throttle opens completely before turn 12. Here the weight is manageable because the change in direction is not as sudden as between turns 9 and 10.

The exit of turn 12 is very important, especially in the race because it leads to the braking point of turn 13 which is the last point where an overtaking attempt can be made. This corner is difficult and you need to pay attention on the exit because you use the curb between turns 13 and 14 and the weight of the motorbike is a critical element.
The last point of the circuit is the exit of turn 14 which is extremely important because it leads to the main straight. Here you have to manage the accelerator well because the lean angle is still high but the engine is still at maximum torque so you need a lot of attention to be fast and try to overtake on the finish straight.

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