Ducati will take over from Energica as MotoE’s single manufacturer, starting in 2023 and running for four years until 2026 inclusive.
This marks the Italian brand’s arrival to the world of electric racing. During the press conference held at the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli in Italy, Ducati announced that their aim is to create a lightweight motorbike ahead of MotoE and electric mobility’s development.
Claudio Domenicali, CEO of Ducati, commented that “Ducati is always focused towards the future and every time it enters a new world it does so aiming to create the best-performing product possible. This agreement comes at the right time for Ducati, which has been studying electric powertrains for years, as it will allow us to develop within a controlled field: that of competition”.
He added that “We will work to give every participant in the FIM MotoE World Cup a high-performance, electric motorcycle and one made to exemplify being lightweight. I am convinced that, once again, we will treasure the experience we gain in the world of competition in order to transfer and apply them to production motorcycles”.
Carmelo Ezpeleta, CEO of Dorna Sports, highlighted that “With their incredible racing history, it is an honour to welcome this commitment from one of the best-known manufacturers in the paddock and to take on this new challenge together.
“We are eager to see what the future has in store and continue to watch this technology develop and grow, with the MotoGP paddock and MotoE continuing to drive innovation and evolution in the motorcycling industry – at the same time as creating an incredible on-track spectacle.”
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