FIM e-Power flexes WSBK and MotoGP Muscle
Answering a flurry of TTXGP announcements this week, the FIM added two big venues to their e-Power electric motorcycle race series. The four previously announced races are scheduled along side endurance events with a relatively small following. With yesterday’s additions we will see electrics race at Assen during MotoGP round 7 and at Imola during the World Superbike round 12. These high profile races should bring a good deal of attention to the electric drive race platform and possibly some TV coverage. Electric technology will be in front of the top riders and race teams of the world.
The Isle Of Man TT helped put Team Agni on the map and gave them a nice spot in the motorcycle history books. As well respected as the TT is, it can’t touch the visibility and following of WSBK and MotoGP. This announcement could make ePower very attractive to teams who have not committed to TTXGP or have the funds for both. At this point the FIM has not announced any confirmed race teams for the e-Power series. However, there is no denying it is a great opportunity for teams looking to make a name for themselves in the world motorcycle race scene.
Full FIM Press Release after the break.
FIM e-Power Calendar Map – via: BrammoFan.com
FIM e-Power Race Additions
Two new races (in bold) have been added to the 2010 provisional FIM e-Power International Championship calendar.
|18 April *||Le Mans (Opening race of the Le Mans 24hours)||France|
|23 May *||Albacete (Opening race of the Albacete 8hours)||Spain|
|27 June *||Assen (Additional race to the MotoGP in Assen)||Netherlands|
|12 September *||Nevers-Magny Cours (Opening race of the Bol d’Or)||France|
|26 September||Imola (Additional race to the SBK round in Imola)||Italy|
|14 November *||Tbc Doha (Opening race of the Doha 8 hours)||Qatar|
|*Race on Saturday|
These 5 events are confirmed, contacts are being held with other circuits and organisers interested.
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