2019 MotoE season to now start in July at Sachsenring

New 2019 MotoE calendar announced

After the disastrous fire wiped out the majority of the MotoE machines, along with the equipment required to charge and maintain them, a new revised 2019 MotoE Calendar schedule has been confirmed. The calendar will retain six races and MotoE will be back in business at a test in June at a circuit to be confirmed.

MotoE Test Jerez Day Josh Hook
Taree’s World Endurance Champion Josh Hook will contest the inaugural MotoE Championship

The fledgling new racing category for battery powered motorcycles, the FIM Enel MotoE World Cup, was originally slated to get underway at Jerez over the first weekend in May, in conjunction with round four of the MotoGP World Championship. Under the new 2019 MotoE Calendar the first race of the 2019 MotoE season will now take place at the HJC Helmets Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland in July, at Sachsenring.

MotoE Test Jerez Day Niccolo Canepa
Niccolo Canepa

The next two events are set for the Red Bull Ring and Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli respectively, the latter of which will remain a double header.

MotoE Test Jerez Day Josh Hook
Taree’s World Endurance Champion Josh Hook will contest the inaugural MotoE Championship

It won’t be the season finale, however, as the last round of the Cup will now take place at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo in Valencia, where there will be another two races to end the inaugural MotoE season.

MotoE Test Jerez Day Nico Terol
Nico Terol

As previously stated, Jerez will not host MotoE as part of the Gran Premio Red Bull de España and the revised calendar confirms that MotoE will not race at Le Mans.

MotoE Test Jerez Day Alex De Angelis
Alex De Angelis

The exact causes of the fire that destroyed the majority of the equipment for the Cup remains under investigation.

FIM Enel MotoE World Cup Fire
Fire forces early conclusion to MotoE Test

For now, save the date for the season opener at the German Grand Prix on the 7th of July.

2019 MotoE calendar

  • Race 1 – July 5th -7th – Sachsenring, Germany
  • Race 2 – August 9th -11th – Red Bull Ring – Spielberg, Austria
  • Races 3 & 4 – September 13th -15th – Misano, San Marino and Riviera di Rimini
  • Races 5 & 6 – November 15th -17th – Circuit Ricardo Tormo, Valencia
Lucio Cecchinello LCR Pic
Lucio Cecchinello put this image out on his Instagram account that shows some of what is behind the fairings of the new MotoE machines

Source: MCNews.com.au

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