MotoGP revises calendar for inaugural MotoE season

The first round of the inaugural MotoE World Cup will now take place in Germany in July after the start of the series was cancelled following a fire earlier this month that destroyed all 18 bikes that were set to be used.

Jerez had been scheduled to host the opening round of the new series from May 3-5 but a fire during a recent test event in the Spanish city destroyed the majority of the equipment for the competition, which will act as a support series for MotoGP.

The MotoE World Cup will now begin with the German Grand Prix at the Sachsenring course from July 5-7. The series will then hold its second race at the Red Bull Ring in Austria from August 9-11.

Races 3 and 4 will be held in Misano, Italy from September 13-15, with the series to conclude in Valencia, Spain with two races from November 15-17.

Another test event will be held in June, with a circuit to be confirmed.

MotoGP said the exact cause of the fire that destroyed the equipment in Jerez remains under investigation. Nobody was injured during the fire.

The new series, which is recognised by the International Motorcycling Federation (FIM) will feature the world’s first fast charge electric motorcycles manufactured by Italian company Energica. Italian gas and electricity company Enel became the series’ title sponsor last year.