KTM MotoGP rider Bradley Smith will join the all-electric MotoE grid for 2019.
Smith will combine racing in the five-round series for SIC Racing Team with his Aprilia test rider duties.
SIC Racing Team will race under the ‘One Racing Energy’ banner in the electric support series after a tie-up between SIC and Matteo Ballarin, the chairman of Europe Energy
“This is a completely new chapter in the motorcycling world and I am very excited to be a part of MotoE,” said Smith
“Energy [One Racing Energy] and I have a big task at hand to learn and adapt to this new technology, but I am confident we are ready for the challenge.”
The all-electric series starts in Jerez on May 5 next year with five rounds making up the series.
“It will be a new challenge to enter into the MotoE™ World Championship. No one knows how this will turn out and to be part of it from the very beginning is very exciting,” said Team Director Johan Stigefelt.
“To have signed with Bradley is great for us. He is a rider and person with huge experience at the highest level and we expect him to do well. Saying that it will be a different challenge for Bradley and we need to be humble as well as targeting top results.
“The Team we have put together is great and come with a lot of experience. I am thankful for this opportunity and would like to thank our partners for their support.”
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