In Dorna’s bid to promote the inaugural MotoE electric motorcycle racing season in 2019, a special guest rider has taken a lap aboard the Energica Ego Corsa racing machine the competitors will be riding next year. For this weekend’s Jerez round of the MotoGP championship, it was former 125cc world champion, Nico Terol.
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The spectacular Jerez Circuit was the stage of the fourth demo lap of the year for the racing-oriented electric Superbike Energica Ego Corsa, which was ridden around the challenging, fast-flowing 4.4km Andalusian track by the 125cc World Champion of 2011 Nico Terol.
The Spanish rider was cheered by the massive and vocal crowd who, like every year, packed every inch of the grandstands and hills surrounding the track for what was a very exciting day of MotoGP™ racing. Terol really enjoyed this experience, and praised the potential of the Energica Ego Corsa.
“It was a very positive experience for me” says Nico Terol. “I really loved the acceleration, especially out of corners and it has great grip. It has a very direct connection to the throttle and a very linear output, and that’s something riders normally enjoy a lot – and so I did! To be riding around Jerez in front of my fans was incredible, so I would like to thank Energica, Enel, Dorna and the Angel Nieto team for this amazing opportunity!”
The road to the 2019 FIM Enel MotoE™ World Cup continues as the Energica Ego Corsa will return to action in a fortnight’s time at Le Mans with Randy de Puniet as the rider chosen for the French GP.
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