There are still changes in competitions awaiting their new season. A few days ago, it was the Formula E organizers who announced a change for the format and calendar, and now it is Moto E, which will lose exclusivity of their main supplier of electric motorcycles.
Italian manufacturer Energica will withdraw from the category after the 2022 season. The brand has accompanied the MotoE FIM Enel since it debuted in 2019. After four seasons, the contract will come to an end. Each campaign, 18 riders compete with the Ego Corsa, featuring a battery capacity of 20 kWh, power of up to 120 kW and a speed of 270 km / h.
Looking for New Challenges
About the reasons for the withdrawal, Livia Cevolini, CEO of Energica Motor Company commented that “being pioneers of electric mobility on two wheels, we have opened the way to a whole new layer of sustainable and exciting motorcycle racing and, as we have always done, now our goal is to test ourselves with new challenges”.
She thanked Dorna Sports, promoter of MotoE, for the great opportunity to showcase their technology. “We are looking forward to complete our journey together in style,” noted.
For his part, Nicolas Goubert, CEO of the FIM Enel MotoE World Cup praised the partnership over the first three seasons and said they “put on an incredible show.”
“From the beginning, Energica has brought expertise to the track in a way that couldn’t be more satisfying: perhaps even more impressive than the performance on the track, was the reliability of the bike, as none of the 18 riders encountered mechanical failure during the races we enjoyed over the three seasons,” he underlined.
In 2017, Energica was selected as the sole supplier and generated controversy early on when all 18 bikes burned out during pre-season testing in the spring of 2019, but the cause was not a failure of the vehicles or their batteries, but one of the charging stations.
On the sportive side, the 2021 campaign was one of the most exciting in MotoE’s short life, with Spain’s Jordi Torres retaining his title in a controversial finish where he defeated Switzerland’s Dominique Aegerter.
Written by I Jhonattan González