The Grands Prix Motorcycling weekends will now host this new all-electric racing which takes place over 10 laps and approximately 15 minutes.  This first season includes five events, all in Europe. Thefinal verdict is expected mid-November 2019 after the two last races at the Ricardo Tormo track at the Valencia Grand Prix in Spain.

Michelin - the official tire supplier: an obvious choice!

From MotoGP™ to MotoE™

Already present in MotoGP™ as the only tire supplier since 2016, Michelin emerged as the ideal partner for the organizer, Dorna Sports. This new commitment is also part of the sustainable development and mobility initiative supported by the Group. The race represents an opportunity to share the values that are dear to the brand, namely sport, racing and technological innovation.

Michelin: already heavily involved in racings using renewable energies

Michelin is now widely involved in racings using renewable energies such as the FIA Formula E championship, the 24h Le Mans Hydrogen Project (H24) and the Jaguar Ipace eTrophy.

Ever since its beginnings, Michelin has chosen projects with meaning to improve mobility and make it safer, more economical and more environmentally friendly. The MotoE™ is one of them. With the creation of this new championship, the International Motorcycling Federation and Dorna Sports are providing a strong and concrete response to mobility issues by presenting us with the first 100% electric motorcycle sport discipline. This will be a valuable development laboratory for innovations that may appear in tomorrow’s standard Michelin tires. We are therefore delighted to participate in the foundation of this new championship as a technological partner.
Matthieu Bonardel - Michelin Motorsport Director
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Michelin Power MotoE™ tires

Piero Taramasso summarizes the tire choices for this new racing: "We're going to use very soft tires with a quick warm-up and good grip from the first corner. Riders will have soft and medium tires at their disposal and they’ll have to choose one of the two for a given track.
Piero Taramasso, MotoGP™
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Nikki Tuuli has just won the first MotoE race. We’ve asked him what he thought about the tires.

  • At the front, 12/60-17 tires

    Derived from MotoGP™ tires for performance and to meet the constraints of electric engines (weight in particular) on the front, for braking. The front tire has a rigid architecture and a medium mix to support the braking stress caused by the weight of the motorcycle and to ensure braking stability.

  • At the rear, 20/69-17 tires

    Derived from Superbike tires for very fast acceleration. The rear tire has a flexible architecture and an extra-soft mix which, given the limited power (compared to MotoGP) and the short race distances, ensure good acceleration and grip. The MotoE™ rear tire is lighter and therefore uses less material than the Superbike tire from which it is derived, whilst guaranteeing the specific performances for these electric motorbikes (torque, weight, endurance, etc.) over time.

On which bike?

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Energica Motor Company, an Italian company specializing in electric motorcycles, is the sole supplier of the FIM Enel MotoE™ World Cup with its Energica Ego Corsa. A motorbike powered by an oil-cooled, permanent-magnet synchronous motor delivering up to 110 kW (147 hp) and 200 Nm of torque.  Capable of reaching 100 kph  in just three seconds, this motorbike has a maximum speed of 250 kph . All the energy stored in and supplying the batteries will be produced from renewable resources.

A genuine top-quality showcase

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There are 18 riders involved in this new discipline: 14 of them are from each team in the MotoGP™; the other four come from four Moto2 and Moto3 teams. A showdown guaranteed with the presence of several world champions from MotoGP™ and Endurance. With one particularity, namely the participation of a female driver, Spaniard Maria Herrera riding for the Angel Nieto Team.

Next race on August 11!

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