News 15 Mar 2019

MotoE season delayed following catastrophic fire at Jerez test

Plans still in place for brand new MotoE World Cup to commence in 2019.

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A devastating fire that hit the Spanish test at Jerez has resulted in a delay to the inaugural FIM Enel MotoE World Cup, the calendar to be revised due to the damaging impact of the blaze.

Following day one of testing this week, a fire in the newly-built E-paddock at the Circuito de Jerez – Angel Nieto destroyed the majority of material that was to be used throughout the 2019 campaign.

The damage from the fire was purely material and no injuries have been reported. An investigation is underway to determine the exact cause of the fire, the results of which will be published as soon as it has concluded.

MotoE is a competition born from innovation, powered by 100 percent renewable energy, and this ambition to evolve and experiment with new technologies brings with it an associated risk. It can be confirmed, however, that no motorcycles were charging at the time of the incident in the box in which the fire started.

Dorna Sports and all of our partners in this new venture are committed to getting the FIM Enel MotoE World Cup back on track as soon as possible, with work already underway to begin rebuilding and replacing materials and motorcycles lost in the fire.

MotoE will race in 2019 and a revised calendar will be announced in due course. It has been confirmed that the FIM Enel MotoE World Cup will not race at Jerez as part of the Gran Premio Red Bull de Espana this season.