Italian company was chosen among few other international companies, including Polaris.
The year of 2019 is definitely going to be the one to remember for Dorna and pretty much for the whole world of motorcycle racing. Spanish organization is preparing to organize the first year of 'electric equivalent' to its most respected racing series, MotoGP. Since there are still few months until the start of the season, there are still many things and rules left to be sorted. One thing thou Is now decided: riders will race on bikes from the same brand, just like in Moto2.
Among several companies that were competing to get the contract for supplying the motors, Dorna selected Italian company Energica. This means that drivers will be racing with their model Ego, which will be a tuned up version of the bike that this year came to a high 7th place on this year's Isle of Man TT Zero competition for electric bikes.
10 lap races
Motorcycles that are going to be used in what will be known as FIM Moto-e World Cup racing series will be quite heavy as their weight is expected to reach north of 250 kilograms, while on the other side their power is going to be equivalent to only 145 'horse powers'. Their top speed will thus be a lot lower, than the one MotoGP bikes reach as they will only be able to reach around 250 kilometers per hour.
Even thou the series is still at the beginning, there is already known, that it will act as a support series for MotoGP. On the starting grid there is expected to be somewhere between 15 and 20 bikes each year and every race will last around 10 laps.