The highly anticipated 2018 MotoGP season is ready to kickoff this weekend in Qatar. Also making its debut is the Energica Ego Corsa, the official FIM Enel MotoE World Cup electric motorcycle, and it will run its first lap under the lights at the Losail International Circuit. MotoE racing starts next year, in 2019.
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The 2018 FIM MotoGP™ World Championship will start this week with the Qatar season-opener set to take place on March 18. It will be an epic date as Ego Corsa, the FIM Enel MotoE™ World Cup electric motorcycle, will run its first demo lap in world premiere!
The first rider to get on track with the green rocket will be New Zealander, MotoGP Commentator and 500GP winner Simon Crafar.
Energica back on track
Energica, the only manufacturer chosen by Dorna for the FIM Enel MotoE™ World Cup, comes from the heart of racing. The Energica concept came from the eCRP 1.4, the runner-up World Champion and European Champion electric racing motorcycle. The team made two years of racing then they started working on the road version, Energica.
On the design of the bike has played a key role the CRP Group’s know-how because thanks to the CRP technologies developed for the aerospace and F1, the team were able to shorten the time to market and the timing of the research, keeping the products at the state-of-the-art.
Today Energica Motorcycles are on sales in Europe and United States: among the 3 models of the manufacturer there is the sportbike Energica Ego. This model will be used by teams that will race the FIM Enel MotoE™ World Cup in a tuned version, Ego Corsa.
“Our soul is linked to the tradition of Made in Italy that has always identified us in the world.
We are proud to put the signature of an Italian manufacturer on this project that will actually mark the history of international motorsport and that will give the final “push” to the entire automotive market, already committed towards electric.” Said Livia Cevolini, CEO Energica Motor Company S.p.A. “We are ready and fully charged, see you on the starting grid!”
MotoGP™ Grand Prix of Qatar will start on Sunday, March 18th, lights out at 17:00.
MotoE™ first demo lap will take place on Sunday, March 18th, at 16:25 so tune on www.motogp.com to watch it live.
About Energica Motor Company S.p.A.
Energica Motor Company S.p.A. is the first Italian manufacturer of high-performing electric motorcycles.
Energica electric motorcycles are the ultimate expression of Italian exclusivity, masterfully manufactured in the Italian Motor Valley in Modena, Italy. Energica motorcycles are already on sales through the authorized importers around United States and Europe