Born in Mallorca, Spain in 1997, Miquel Pons made his debut appearance in MotoE this year, and has already shown the talent on a motorcycle by winning the Grand Prix of Barcelona, paving the way for a brilliant career on the tracks.
During an interview for the German press, the Iberian revealed that he owes his interest for motorcycling to his parents. “I went to a cross-country race with my dad and he asked me if I wanted a motorcycle. I sat on the saddle for the first time at the age of six and my passion has grown steadily. My dad wasn’t a racing driver, but he discovered this world with me.”
On his venture into the electric category, Pons has competed in Spanish and European tournaments, but sees the world Moto E stage as a good launch pad to reach Moto 2 class, a goal set for him so far.
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He explained the differences between gasoline and electric motorcycles. “The biggest difference is weight. Electric motorcycles weigh up to 260 kilograms and are therefore more difficult to brake.”
“Compared to MotoGP, which rides at 300 km/h, we are slightly slower at 265 km/h. However, the E-class has only been around for three years and manufacturers are still able to invest in this area. The audience’s enthusiasm is still lacking, but it is growing,” added Pons.
Electromobility and MotoE’s Future
Despite the boom for electrified vehicles and competitions of this kind, the Spanish rider does not believe that MotoE will replace MotoGP, the leading FIM category. “I don’t think it will be replaced. However, as more and more sustainable energy is used, the series will continue to gain popularity and establish itself.”
He pointed out that great work is being done on his native island to train riders, so he showed his pride at belonging to a generation that promises a lot of achievements for Spanish motorcycling.
Pons does not hide his desire to join MotoGP in the future: “You can’t say something is missing. Surely I can improve every day, but I have to continue as before. The way I work is the right way, I don’t have to make big changes. It just takes time, a bit of luck and teams giving me a chance,” he said.
Written by I Jhonattan González