Valencia host to first MotoE test on return from devastating fire

News 24 Apr 2019

Valencia host to first MotoE test on return from devastating fire

Spanish venue to serve up three days of testing in June.

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It’s been confirmed Valencia in Spain will host the first FIM Enel MotoE World Cup test on return from the devastating fire that destroyed the entire fleet of bikes and equipment at Jerez in March.

With the support of suppliers, Energica are expecting to have built all the machinery for the season in less than three months, while a rescheduled calendar was revealed earlier this month confirming the six-round series will continue to go ahead.

The Circuit Ricardo Tormo test in Valencia which will take place from the 17-19 June, the same track at which MotoE will now celebrate its season finale with a double header alongside MotoGP.

Primarily, the Valenica test will pick up where Jerez left off, with riders and teams focused on gaining experience with the bike and setup. Sessions will start from the grid for everyone to get to grips with race starts and grid procedures.

Subject to weather, the last day will kick-off with an E-pole simulation as riders test out qualifying with just one single fast lap at a time. The day will finish with a full race simulation, where riders will get a chance to practice overtakes and race strategy, with Energica awarding the winner with their very own motorcycle Energica Eva – the streetfighter model available for sale.

Simulating qualifying and a full race is useful not only for the riders and teams, but also for the organisation of the Cup in order to fine tune procedures ahead of MotoE’s debut at the Sachsenring on 5-7 July. Josh Hook is the sole Australian in the newly-introduced category, fielded by Pramac Racing.


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