New calendar to be introduced.
What might have been a promising debut for the all-new MotoE was a nightmare final week in Spain. Regardless of the main setback, Energica and organizer Dorna Sports activities confirmed they aren’t backing out. Till the brand new calendar comes out, appears just like the variety of occasions has now been slashed in half.
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You’ve most likely seen the pictures by now: the blazing paddocks of the MotoE in Jerez during which the sequence misplaced all 18 of its competing bikes. After solely at some point of testing within the books for 2019, the bikes went up in flames in a single day. A complete fleet of bikes now needs to be produced if the sequence is to get its starter 2019 season in any respect. Nonetheless, getting near 20 extra bikes prepared for MotoGP-quality racing can’t be finished in a single day and that’s the cruel actuality the debuting MotoE sequence is going through.
The Could 5 Jerez race has already been canceled following the fireplace—regardless of the primary race of the unique MotoE calendar being a month and a half away. It has now been confirmed that the Could 19 Le Mans occasion may even get the boot. The primary official race would probably now happen on the Sachsenring, in Germany, on July 7.
The sequence will then head to the scheduled Austrian Grand Prix on August 11 earlier than seemingly closing issues off in Misano on September 15. An official calendar has but to be launched and in accordance with Motociclismo, it's possible that the organizers are wanting into two extra occasions to respect the preliminary five-event calendar. There's in truth speak of a season debut in June as a substitute—probably at one of many three MotoGP scheduled occasions in Mugello, Catalunya or Assen. The sequence organizers will make an official announcement as soon as they know for positive how lengthy changing all of the bikes will take.
Investigators found quick circuit was behind the fireplace that price the sequence two of its 5 occasions. It stays to be confirmed what the precise reason for the quick circuit was (some are pointing to the Enel charging stations). The fireplace unfold simply due to the race bikes’ high-density batteries.
Supply: Motociclismo, GPOne