News 26 Nov 2018

Hook surprised by user-friendly nature of MotoE contender

Pramac Racing rider experiences first taste of electric-powered machine.

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Josh Hook has experienced his first taste of the Energica Ego Corsa that he’ll pilot for Pramac Racing in the 2019 FIM MotoE World Cup following three days of testing in Spain.

The Australian stated he was surprised by the user-friendly nature of electric-powered machine, although acknowledged there are several key areas that require continued development.

Hook wound up ninth in the timesheets with his best lap coming in on Saturday along with the rest of the field, with Sunday’s third and final day being hampered by wet weather conditions.

“I had a great time,” Hook stated. “If I have to be honest, I was impressed by the power delivery of the bike when accelerating, but mainly the most impressive thing was how easy the bike is to ride. After two laps I was already pushing hard. I wanted to lap more but the battery doesn’t allow it

“The bike surprised me with its ease of riding even though there are many aspects that we will have to work on. Having only one bike was not the ideal condition but from the next tests we will be able to start working on the setup.”

The MotoE field will return to testing at Jerez 13-15 March 2019, which also hosts the first ever round of the MotoE World Cup.

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