MotoE World Cup machines and equipment go up in flames

Fire forces early conclusion to MotoE Test

An overnight fire in the newly built E-Paddock forĀ FIM Enel MotoE World Cup at Jerez has forced an early conclusion to testing that was due to take place this week at the spanish circuit.

The massive blaze is also thought to have wiped out the majority of the machines and the equipment required to charge and maintain them.

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

The fledgling new racing category for battery powered motorcycles, the FIM Enel MotoE World Cup, is slated to get underway at Jerez over the first weekend in May, in conjunction with round four of the MotoGP World Championship.

Motoe Alex Hofmann Austria
Alex Hofmann took the Energica Ego Corsa for a spin at the Red Bull Ring

Many believe that the overnight inferno might actually be hard for machine manufacturer Energica to recover from in time for that opening round of the new Dorna backed series.

No injuries have been reported and the cause of the fire is currently under investigation.

Source: MCNews.com.au

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