The nascent all-electric MotoE championship has had its entire roster of Energica Ego Corsa bikes destroyed by an in a single day hearth.
The MotoE discipline was in Jerez for 3 days of pre-season testing, and all 18 bikes that had taken to the observe for the opening day on Wednesday have been burned.
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The fireplace is assumed to have started round 12.15am native time, fully engulfing the MotoE paddock construction that hosted the Ego Corsa machines.
“A hearth within the newly-built E-paddock has destroyed the vast majority of materials for the FIM Enel MotoE World Cup,” an announcement from the organisers learn.
“The reason for the fireplace is at the moment underneath investigation.
“Happily there have been no accidents. An replace will comply with within the coming hours relating to the precise causes of the fireplace and any subsequent adjustments to the calendar.”
The championship had been introduced as final yr as a brand new help class for MotoGP that will placed on shorter races of round 10 laps on grand prix weekend Sundays.
A complete of 12 groups, amongst then MotoGP outfits Tech Three, Pramac, LCR, Avintia, SIC Racing (which runs the Petronas Yamaha outfit) and Gresini (which operates Aprilia’s works workforce), signed up, and the rider roster included the likes of Sete Gibernau, Bradley Smith and Xavier Simeon.
The opening day of the Jerez take a look at was topped by Avintia’s Eric Granado.
The championship’s inaugural five-round season was set to kick off through the Spanish Grand Prix weekend at Jerez on Could Three-5.