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Ducati MotoE bike production underway before pre-season testing

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More than a year after the first test with Michele Pirro at the Misano Marco Simoncelli World Circuit, work has begun on the “V21L” prototypes that will be the protagonists of the FIM Enel MotoE World Championship season. 2023.

Production of these bikes starts in December and 23 will be ready by mid-February.

Ducati electric chapter underway: start of production of MotoE bikes for the 2023 championship

In addition to the 18 motorcycles that will be included in the race, 5 spare cars will be provided.

Each prototype is assembled by expert technicians in the Ducati MotoE Racing Department with the same process, precision and attention to detail typical of the craftsmanship used to build a MotoGP bike.

The start of production of the “V21L” prototype marks the beginning of a new and important chapter in Ducati’s history. For the Bologna-based company, this project was born with the aim of developing skills for the future, maintaining Ducati’s DNA-driven approach: testing technological solutions in the racing world motorcycles and work to ensure that everything developed in this area can then be used on motorcycles for enthusiasts around the world.

A year after the first racetrack test at Misano, production of the bikes that will compete at the 2023 MotoE World Championships has begun.

To do this, Ducati has created the world’s most sophisticated, sophisticated and technologically advanced electric motorcycle, the result of joint work between Ducati’s R&D engineers and the Ducati Corse team. “V21L” is the MotoGP of electric motorcycles, combining the electronic technologies and chassis dimensions developed by Ducati Corse with the design and project management process typical of a road bike like the Panigale V4. It is a combination of the best skills of two worlds, racing and production, a prototype that Ducati experimented with in an uncharted world, the world of e-sports.

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Claudio Domenicali – CEO Ducati

The start of production of the Ducati MotoE is a historic moment for our company, with this project the company is scrutinizing future technologies for the motorcycle world. This is an important area of ​​testing in which we are investing to build our know-how, so that we are ready when battery technology enables an exciting e-bike with weight, performance and range of performance that enthusiasts expect from a mountain bike. ducati. Therefore, we embarked on this new adventure with the aim of developing the people and skills within the company to shape the character of a future Ducati e-bike. The MotoE project represents a decisive step for Ducati to contribute to reducing CO2 emissions in terms of products, in addition to the research that synthetic fuels (eFuel) can reduce the total CO2 emissions of combustion engines. in down to zero. Environmental sustainability is something that all individuals and all companies must make as a top priority if they are to maintain the delicate balance of the planet. Ducati is also committed to doing this on an industrial level, and the construction of the new Finitura e Delibera Estetica to be classified as a Virtually Zero Building is just the latest example.“.

By mid-February, all bikes for the championship will be completed. At the same time, courses for team technicians who will have to support them have begun

After a year of development testing with Michele Pirro, Alex De Angelis and Chaz Davies taking turns riding the “V21L” prototype, the Ducati MotoE project is getting closer to the point when these bikes will be available. show up on the track. The first test with the drivers and teams that will compete at the 2023 World Championships is scheduled for March 6, 7, and 8 in Jerez, followed by three more test days on March 3, April 4 and 5 at the Montmelò circuit in Barcelona.

The race debut will take place at the French Grand Prix on Saturday, May 13. The schedule of the 2023 MotoE World Championship is spread across eight Grands Prix with two races per weekend, both on Saturdays.

Two pre-season tests, at Jerez and Barcelona, ​​ahead of the race debut at the French GP on May 13

After its debut in France, the MotoE World Championship will be present in all subsequent European races until the Misano GP, which in turn will continue at Mugello over the weekend of June 11, at Sachsenring at the end. next week and in Assen on June 25. After the summer break, the Ducati MotoE bikes will return to the track at Silverstone on August 5, before competing in the final three Grands Prix at the Red Bull Ring. (August 20), Catalunya (September 2) and Misano (September 10).


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