FIM e-Power flexes WSBK and MotoGP Muscle


FIM e-Power Logo

FIM e-Power Logo

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

FIM e-Power Calendar Map

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.

Date Place Country
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.

The Sporting and Technical Regulations will be available on FIM-LIVE.COM from Tuesday 22 December by
clicking on the following link:

http://www.fim-live.com/en/sport/official-documents-ccr/codes-and-regulations/

About FIM

FIM (WWW.FIM-LIVE.COM), the world governing body for motorcycle sport, is an independent association formed by 98 National Federations throughout the world. It is recognized as the sole competent authority in motorcycle sport by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). Amongst its 49 FIM World Championships its main events are MotoGP, Superbike, Endurance, Motocross, Supercross, Trial, Enduro and Speedway. FIM also deals with non-sporting matters such as leisure motorcycling, mobility, transport, road safety and public policy and the environment, FIM was the first International sporting Federation to enforce an Environmental Code in 1994.

Source: FIM via: Ivar Kvadsheim

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Posted on December 19, 2009 at 11:01 am by John Adamo · Permalink
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