Manufacturing of Ducati MotoE bikes underway forward of pre-season testing

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A bit of greater than a 12 months after the primary take a look at with Michele Pirro on the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli, work has begun on the “V21L” prototypes that would be the protagonists of the 2023 FIM Enel MotoE World Championship season.

The manufacturing of the bikes began in December and the 23 items can be prepared by mid-February.

Ducati’s electrical chapter will get underway: manufacturing of MotoE bikes for the 2023 championship begins

Along with the 18 bikes that can be raced, 5 spare items can be made accessible.

Every prototype is assembled by skilled technicians within the Ducati MotoE Racing Division with the identical course of, precision and a focus to element typical of the excessive craftsmanship used to construct a MotoGP bike.

The beginning of manufacturing of the “V21L” prototypes represents the start of a brand new and necessary chapter in Ducati’s historical past. For the Bologna-based firm, this mission was born with the goal of creating expertise for its future, sustaining the method that has at all times fuelled Ducati’s DNA: experimenting with technological options on the earth of racing and dealing to make sure that every part developed on this space can then be used on motorbikes destined for lovers everywhere in the world.

A 12 months after the primary observe take a look at at Misano, manufacturing of the bikes that can compete within the 2023 MotoE World Championship has begun

To do that, Ducati created the world’s most technological, refined and complicated electrical motorbike, the results of the joint work of Ducati R&D engineers and the Ducati Corse group. “V21L” is the MotoGP of electrical motorbikes, combining the digital applied sciences and chassis dimensions developed by Ducati Corse with the design course of and mission administration typical of a street bike just like the Panigale V4. It’s the mixture of the perfect expertise of the 2 worlds, racing and manufacturing, a prototype with which Ducati experiments in a world but to be found, that of electrical sports activities bikes.

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Claudio Domenicali – CEO Ducati

The beginning of manufacturing of the Ducati MotoE is a historic second for our firm, which with this mission is completely learning the applied sciences of the long run for the world of motorcycling. It is a crucial space of experimentation, by which we’re investing to construct know-how, so that we’ll be prepared when battery know-how ought to permit the creation of an thrilling electrical street bike with the burden, efficiency and vary that lovers anticipate from a Ducati. We’re due to this fact embarking on this new journey with the goal of creating the folks and expertise inside the firm to form what the character of a future Ducati electrical street bike is likely to be. The MotoE mission represents a decisive step for Ducati to contribute to the discount of CO2 emissions on the product aspect, alongside analysis into artificial fuels (eFuel) that may cut back the overall CO2 emissions of inside combustion engines to zero. Environmental sustainability is one thing that each one people and all firms should contemplate a precedence if the fragile stability of the planet is to be preserved. Ducati is dedicated to this additionally at industrial degree, and the development of the brand new Finitura e Delibera Estetica space categorized as Practically Zero Vitality Constructing is simply the newest instance”.

By mid-February all of the bikes for the championship can be accomplished. On the similar time, the programs for the group technicians who must assist them have begun

After a 12 months of growth checks which have seen Michele Pirro, Alex De Angelis and Chaz Davies take turns driving the “V21L” prototype, the Ducati MotoE mission is getting nearer to the second when the bikes will take to the observe. The primary take a look at with the riders and groups that can compete within the 2023 World Championship is scheduled for the 6, 7 and eight March at Jerez, adopted by three extra take a look at days on the three, 4 and 5 April on the Montmelò circuit in Barcelona.

The race debut will happen on the French Grand Prix on Saturday, 13 Could. The 2023 MotoE World Championship calendar is unfold over eight Grands Prix with two races per weekend, each on Saturdays.

Two pre-season checks, at Jerez and Barcelona, earlier than the race debut on the French GP on 13 Could

After the French debut, the MotoE World Championship can be current in all the next European races till the Misano GP, thus will proceed at Mugello on the weekend of 11 June, at Sachsenring on the next weekend and at Assen on the 25 June. After the summer time break, the Ducati MotoE bikes will return to the observe at Silverstone on 5 August, earlier than tackling the ultimate three Grands Prix on the Crimson Bull Ring (20 August), Catalunya (2 September) and Misano (10 September).