- The MotoE Championship takes on world title status and will see 18 riders on Ducati “V21L” electric prototypes compete on the track in eight Grands Prix with two races every Saturday
- Claudio Domenicali and Carmelo Ezpeleta, CEO of Ducati and Dorna Sports attended the presentation event
- The world championship will begin on May 13 with the French Grand Prix on the Le Mans track
BOTGO PANIGALE – (Bologna, Italy) – March 18, 2023 – (Motor Sports NewsWire) – The 2023 MotoE World Championship reserved for electric motorbikes in which Ducati is involved as the sole supplier with the “V21L” prototype has been officially presented at the Vallelunga circuit outside Rome. Claudio Domenicali, Ducati CEO with Carmelo Ezpeleta, Dorna Sports CEO and the representatives of the main partners presented to the press the fifth edition of the “zero emissions championship”, which for the first time will have world title status.
Claudio Domenicali, CEO Ducati: “The decision to participate in the MotoE World Championship as the sole supplier of the bikes is a cornerstone of the Ducati strategy. In fact, electrification, together with the introduction of carbon neutral fuels for internal combustion engines (e-fuel), will be necessary to reduce Ducati’s carbon footprint and allow us to achieve our long-term sustainability goals. However, every true Ducati is above all emotion, so it is very important to manage this transition very closely, taking care to maintain the sporty character and fun-to-ride characteristics of every Borgo Panigale bike. With the V21L we wanted to challenge the limits of the sector by aiming to create the most performing electric motorcycle ever made for the track. Above all, we wanted to develop the Company’s internal expertise to be ready when battery technology, in particular weight, will make it possible to create an electric street motorcycle with all the characteristics that distinguish a Ducati. Having 18 riders with different needs and riding styles on the track at the same time represents a great opportunity for Ducati to study what could become the character of a future electric Ducati. The first tests in Jerez went very well. Despite unfavorable weather, the feedback on the bike from the riders and teams was very good, with the new unofficial circuit record. Ducati has never built such a large number of prototypes and this too represents a challenge within a challenge for us.”
After the first official tests…
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