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MotoE reveals revised calendar after charging station fire

Electric motorcycling series retains plans to stage six races despite equipment setback.

by Sam Carp

MotoE reveals revised calendar after charging station fire

MotoGP has revealed a revised calendar for the inaugural MotoE World Cup season after a charging station fire destroyed the all-electric motorcycling series’ entire roster of bikes.

MotoE, which will serve as a support series for MotoGP, still plans to stage six races, although the inaugural race will now take place in Germany at the Sachsenring course on 7th July.

The series had planned to host its opening round in Jerez on 5th May but a fire during the recent test event in the Spanish city has forced the start of MotoE’s first season to be pushed back.

The second event will take place at the Red Bull Ring in Austria from 9th to 11th August, with the third and fourth races being held in Misano, Italy from 13th to 15th September. The series will then conclude in the Spanish city of Valencia with two races from 15th to 17th November.

MotoGP said that ‘all the partners involved in the Cup’ are ‘working hard to ensure this new parallel path of racing gets back on track’, and another test event is now scheduled to be held in June, with a circuit to be confirmed.

The series added that the exact causes of the fire that destroyed the majority of MotoE’s equipment remain under investigation.