Fire forces early conclusion to MotoE™ Test
A fire in the newly-built E-paddock has destroyed the majority of material for the FIM Enel MotoE™ World Cup
At around 00:15 early on the 14th of March during the second preseason MotoE™ test at the Circuito de Jerez – Angel Nieto, the E-Paddock for the FIM Enel MotoE™ World Cup caught fire, causing major damages and losses. The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.
Fortunately there have been no injuries. An update will follow in the coming hours regarding the exact causes of the fire and any subsequent changes to the calendar.
MotoE Paddock Fire At Jerez
More, from a press release issued by FIM:
E-Paddock catches Fire in Jerez during Tests for the FIM ENEL Moto-ETMWorld Cup
The FIM was informed this morning that a serious fire broke out in the E-Paddock at the Circuito de Jerez Angel Nieto in the early hours of today causing considerable material damage and losses but fortunately no injuries.
Dorna has assured the FIM that it will work hard to overcome this major setback and ensure that the World Cup is up and running as soon as possible in spite of all the additional work that will now be required.
The FIM President expressed his great regret at the destruction of the motorcycles and equipment associated with the FIM ENEL Moto-ETMWorld Cup, which is due to start in Jerez in May :“It is a terrible blow but I am sure that all those working for this exciting new venture will find the strength and motivation to overcome this unfortunate occurrence and make the Championship a success. We look forward to putting this behind us and are confident in the future.”
More, from a press release issued by Energica:
ENERGICA: IRTA TEST AT JEREZ SUSPENDED
Energica Motor Company S.p.A, manufacturer of high-performance electric motorcycles, sustained significant damage to its racing equipment overnight at ‘Circuito de Jerez’. The company announces the suspension of the MotoE IRTA test to investigate further together with all parties involved.
ABOUT ENERGICA MOTOR COMPANY S.p.A
Energica Motor Company is the first Italian manufacturer of high-performing electric motorcycle and is the single manufacturer chosen by Dorna for the FIM Enel MotoE™ World Cup. Energica Motorcycles are on sales worldwide.
The all-electric racing bike Energica Ego Corsa has completed a long and extensive testing programme and is now ready to take on the five events of the 2019 MotoE season (Jerez, Le Mans, Sachsenring, Red Bull Ring and Misano).