The first three days of testing of the MotoE World Cup 2022 are ongoing in Jerez. On the first day, all scheduled sessions took place on a dry track, while yesterday the rain wet the track all day.
Veterans of the MotoE like Matteo Ferrari or Dominique Aegerter took the opportunity to test the set-up and the wet tires while the rookies in the category were unable to continue their apprenticeship with the new bike as they would have liked. For the record, the fastest time at the end of the first day was the Swiss Dominique Aegerter (Dynavolt Intact GP) while on the second day the best time was set by Niccolò Canepa (WithU GRT RNF MotoE).
For the riders, these first sessions were important to recover the feeling with the Ego Corsa of Energica after the long winter break, while for the organizer of the championship it is an opportunity to test the procedures necessary for the new format of the MotoE 2022. This year, 14 races are scheduled for the MotoGP electric class compared to 7 last year. Furthermore, the qualifying session abandons the EPole format (only one flying 1 lap) to move on to Q1 and Q2, homologating to the other classes of the World Championship.
Among the tests that took place in the first two days and will continue in the third, there are:
- a simulation of the qualifying session to see, among other things, how much power can be added to a motorcycle that returns to the pits with a warm battery, using the quick chargers for 10 minutes. This will help to understand how much energy can be added to the two bikes that will go from Q1 to Q2.
- a longer simulation of recharge on the grid, to see if it is possible to run the wet races the same distance as the dry races. At the moment, in the case of a wet race, the race distance is one lap shorter than in the dry race because the riders do two warm-up laps instead of just one.
- test a battery cooling system in the pits as an alternative to the dry ice system. Cooling down the battery between one session and the next will be very important this year as there will be three free practice sessions on Friday.
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New components and less weight for the MotoE 2022
In addition to these tests, the riders have at their disposal a new rear tire made by Michelin and above all a new engine, whose advantages are measured not only in less weight but also in a different distribution of masses, less inertia and in a better handling, giving a completely new riding feeling to the bike.
Today the last three sessions of this first test are scheduled in Jerez, while the next test will take place from 11 to 13 April on the same track.
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