It was just a month ago that we watched the MotoE paddock at Jerez burn down to the ground, torching effectively all of the bikes and material that were to be used in the all-electric series.
This was a major setback for the FIM MotoE World Cup series, and unsurprisingly the incident caused the complete revision of the series’ calendar.
The series says that single-bike provider Energica is on track to rebuild in just three months the 18 electric motorcycles that were burned in the flames. This means a new six-round calendar that starts in July in Germany, rather than Spain.
Today, we get our first indication of when we will see the MotoE bikes testing in earnest, as the FIM has announced a pre-season test at Valencia in June.
The test will be a three-day affair, starting on June 17th at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo, which will also host the two-race season finale alongside the MotoGP machines.
Subject to weather, the last day of the test – June 19th – will kick-off with an “E-pole” simulation, where the MotoE riders will test out qualifying format that consists of doing just one single fast lap at a time.
That day will then finish with a full race simulation, where riders will get a chance to practice overtakes and race strategy, with Energica awarding the winner with their very own Energica Eva motorcycle – the streetfighter model available for sale.
We are pretty intrigued to see what the racing spectacle will look like once the MotoE bikes are under the green flag. We have a feeling it is going to be better than most people think.