Inaugural MotoE World Cup launches in Germany this weekend

Electric-powered category commences at the Sachsenring.

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The inaugural FIM Enel MotoE World Cup will launch into action this weekend at the Sachsenring in Germany alongside round nine of the MotoGP World Championship.

After an incredible amount of hard work and dedication from all partners involved following the devastating fires in March, the electric-powered series is primed to commence with an 18-rider grid.

The Sachsenring hosts the history-making weekend – a tight and twisty track that should be a stunning venue for MotoE’s debut – with the machines having shown some impressive corner speed during testing.

In the race simulation in Valencia, it was Brazilian Eric Granado (Avintia Esponsorama Racing) who took victory, beating the man who’d taken the first E-Pole – Hector Garzo (Tech 3 E-Racing) – to the flag.

Finnish rider Niki Tuuli (Ajo MotoE) completed the podium, and all three have been consistently near the top of the timesheets in each testing. The fastest man overall in the Valencia test, however, was Bradley Smith (One Energy Racing), and he didn’t race. He was on MotoGP test duty in Barcelona as the simulation took place, so he’ll be one to watch when the lights go out.

Australian Josh Hook, piloting a Pramac Racing prepared Energica Ego Corsa MotoE, will be amongst the talented field as they chase the first-ever title in the division. Free practice kicks off on Friday, followed by E-Pole on Saturday and the first-ever race on Sunday.

Source: CycleOnline.com.au

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