New Delhi: Italian superbike maker Ducati on Friday announced its entry to the world of electric bikes starting from the 2023 season when it will be the sole official supplier of motorcycles for the FIM Enel MotoE World Cup, the electric class of the MotoGP World Championship.
According to a media release, the agreement signed with Dorna Sports, organiser and promoter of the international two-wheel racing championships, will last until 2026 and will cover four editions of the MotoE World Cup.
We test our innovations and our futuristic technological solutions on circuits all over the world and then make exciting and desirable products available to DucatistiClaudio Domenicali, CEO, Ducati Motor Holding
Claudio Domenicali, CEO, Ducati Motor Holding, said, “This agreement comes at the right time for Ducati, which has been studying the situation of electric powertrains for years, because it will allow us to experiment in a well-known and controlled field like that of racing competition. We will work to make available to all participants of the FIM Enel MotoE World Cup electric bikes that are high-performance and characterized by lightness. It is precisely on weight, a fundamental element of sports bikes, that the greatest challenge will be played out.”“Lightness has always been in Ducati’s DNA and thanks to the technology and chemistry of the batteries that are evolving rapidly we are convinced that we can obtain an excellent result. We test our innovations and our futuristic technological solutions on circuits all over the world and then make exciting and desirable products available to Ducatisti.”
We are very proud to announce Ducati as the new, single manufacturer for the FIM Enel MotoE World CupCarmelo Ezpeleta, CEO, Dorna Sports
Carmelo Ezpeleta, CEO, Dorna Sports, said, “We are very proud to announce Ducati as the new, single manufacturer for the FIM Enel MotoE World Cup. With their incredible racing history, it is an honour to welcome this commitment from one of the best-known manufacturers in the paddock and to take on this new challenge together. We are eager to see what the future has in store and continue to watch this technology develop and grow, with the MotoGP paddock and MotoE continuing to drive innovation and evolution in the motorcycling industry – at the same time as creating an incredible on-track spectacle.”
This is a historic step for the Borgo Panigale motorcycle manufacturer which, following its custom of using racing competition as a laboratory for technologies and solutions that then become reality for all motorcyclists, enters the world of electric bikes starting from the sportiest sector, that of the electric class of the MotoGP World Championship, the company said.