MotoE: Series bosses announce team lineup

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MotoGP bosses Dorna have confirmed the teams that will line up on the grid next season for the inaugural MotoE series, as the championship expands into electric bike racing with support from their pre-existing teams.

Already confirmed that the satellite squads from the premier class would field squads, they sat down yesterday at the Qatar Grand Prix with series bosses, with representatives from Tech 3 Racing, LCR Team, Marc VDS Racing Team, Pramac Racing, Angel Nieto Team, Esponsorama Avintia Racing and Gresini Racing joining series director Nicholas Goubert for a briefing.

However, it’s now also been confirmed that they’ll be joined by a number of teams from Moto2 and Moto3, with Sky Racing Team VR46, Pons Racing, Dynavolt Intact GP and SIC58 Squadra Corse also fielding teams.

“We had the first meeting with all the teams who will be competing next year in MotoE,” explained Goubert. “There will be 11 teams, running 18 bikes. All the bikes will be Energica bikes, the same, so it will be a Cup. We will have five rounds next year in Europe. We haven’t yet decided on the tracks we’ll be going to, but as I said it was a kick off meeting so all things have to be put in place. Basically, it starts now. It was important to see all the teams because now they have enough information to get organised; to start looking at the riders they’ll have and look at the crew they’ll have.”

However, despite the shape of the championship starting to fall into place, all of the teams have still to confirm their rider line-up.

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Simon Patterson

By Simon Patterson

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