MotoE 2019 revised calendar
Round 2: FIM Enel MotoE World Cup, Spielberg.
The FIM and Dorna – the rights holder and governing body of MotoGP – announced early last year the 2019 FIM Enel MotoE World Cup for electric motorcycle racing would join the main stage of moto competition, the Grand Prix World Championship. The electric-support class features 18 identical Energica bikes, fielded by 11 teams. Seven of these teams are privateers that compete in MotoGP, and include Fresini, Angel Nieto, Avintia, Pramac, Marc VDS, LCR and Tech 3. Contingent on the circuit, the electric bike races will last between seven and 10 laps. The Energica Ego Corsa’s is tweaked over the base model. Shedding weight is the largest change for the race bike compared to the production bike; the race bike weighs 573 pounds, which is 45 pounds lighter than the production Energica. Other stats include: Engine power: up to 160 horsepower. Torque: 148 ft/lbs. Max speed: up to 168 mph (270.369 km/h). Battery pack: 20kw.
The five-round calendar originally coincided with the 2019 MotoGP schedule. But a disastrous fire in Jerez in March destroyed all the electric bikes, forcing cancelation of Round 1.