MotoE rebounds from disastrous fire with updated 2019 calendar

Inaugural series to kick-off at Sachsenring grand prix despite major set-back.

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Following the catastrophic fire at Jerez earlier this month that destroyed the entire fleet of Energica Ego Corsa machines that were set to be piloted in the inaugural FIM Enel MotoE World Cup, Dorna has rebounded from the set-back and has now released an updated calendar for the maiden series.

The calendar will retain six races and MotoE will be back in business at a test in June at a circuit to be confirmed. The first race of the season will now take place at the German grand prix in July, with the next two events set for the Red Bull Ring and Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli respectively, the latter of which will remain a double header.

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 season in spectacular style.

As previously stated, Jerez will not host MotoE as part of the Spanish grand prix and the revised calendar confirms that MotoE will not race at Le Mans. The exact causes of the fire that destroyed the majority of the equipment for the cup remain under investigation. The results, as well as any further updates, will be announced in due course.

2019 FIM Enel MotoE World Cup updated calendar:
Rd1 – 5-7 July – Sachsenring, Germany
Rd2 – 9-11 August – Red Bull Ring, Spielberg, Austria
Rds 3-4 – 13-15 September – Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli, San Marino and Riviera di Rimini
Rds 5-6 – 15-17 November – Circuit Ricardo Tormo, Comunitat Valenciana

Source: CycleOnline.com.au

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