MotoE Collection Director Goals To Carry Racing To United States In 2024

The 2023 MotoE World Championship is simply across the nook and there’s extra pleasure than ever surrounding the all-electric race sequence. With Ducati taking the reins from Energica this season, followers can’t wait to see the e-powered Duc hit the raceway.

This yr, followers will get much more possibilities to see the MotoE motion with eight rounds and 16 races comprising the 2023 calendar. Sadly, solely European tracks will host every race weekend, however MotoE Government Director Nicolas Goubert hopes to vary that very quickly.

“Thus far, MotoE has solely been driving in Europe, however sooner or later, we might additionally wish to drive within the USA or Malaysia in some unspecified time in the future,” Goubert informed SpeedWeek in an interview. “So, we want a motorbike that may additionally do quarter-hour in Malaysia, the place it is blisteringly sizzling.”

Ducati’s V21L prototype might set a brand new benchmark with its light-weight 496-pound (225-kilogram) development, however the electrical powertrain nonetheless has to cope with the forces of nature. That features temperatures recurrently reaching 90 levels Fahrenheit and humidity averaging within the 80 percentile at Malaysia’s Sepang Worldwide Circuit. Texas forecasts are sometimes milder through the Grand Prix weekend, however difficult transport logistics apply to each places.

Every MotoE race bike requires a 1,763.7-pound (800-kilogram) charging station. Along with the V21L’s weight, the payload equates to a couple of ton per rider.

“With 20 bikes, that is positively not sustainable by air,” Goubert conceded. “The transport prices incurred shouldn’t be uncared for. So, we now have to ship some issues by sea. We have now to look rigorously on the calendar for that.”

Fortuitously, the Grand Prix of the Americas and the Malaysian GP go well with these restrictions as MotoGP historically schedules the 2 rounds in April and October, respectively.

“Positively inside the length of the contract with Ducati, we now have a four-year contract. We will certainly be holding some abroad races throughout this time,” Goubert concluded.

The 2023 MotoE World Championship schedule follows under:

  • Might 13 – Le Mans (France
  • June 10 – Mugello (Italy)
  • June 17 – Sachsenring (Germany)
  • June 24 – Assen (Netherlands)
  • August 5 – Silverstone (United Kingdom)
  • August 19- Crimson Bull Ring (Austria)
  • September 2- Catalunya (Spain)
  • September 9 – Misano (Italy)