MotoE About the race

MotoE is a dynamic Engineering Competition that challenges teams from all over the world to design, build and race electric motorbikes. The series enables teams to test themselves them against the best competitors in the world on iconic race tracks throughout Europe.

The teams form an inclusive club of manufacturers, technical institutions and privateer constructors who are racing on the same track at the same time to be at the cutting edge of clean technology that powers the next generation of motorsport. The field is level, and the same rules apply to all competitors making this the most open competition that exists today.

The rules are very open and are designed to ensure the safety of those working at race tracks whilst giving maximum scope for innovative technology development, making this an exciting and engaging sport as well as pushing the boundaries of all the technologies used.

Read more on the MotoE website

Race 1: Pembrey (NG Racing)

7-8 July 2018

Pembrey Circuit is a motor racing circuit near Pembrey village, Carmarthenshire, Wales. It is the home of Welsh motorsport, providing racing for cars, motorcycles, karts and trucks. The circuit's facilities have also been used for a single venue rally. The circuit is popular for testing, mainly due to its variety of fast sweeping corners and tight hairpins. It is often referred to as a drivers favourite. Formula One teams have tested at the circuit including McLaren and their drivers Ayrton Senna and Alain Prost in the late 1980s.

Race 2: Donington Park (NG Racing)

11-12 August 2018

It’s first motorcycle race took place on Whit Monday 1931 on the narrow lanes of the Donington Hall Estate. 1933 the track was widened, made permanent and became a venue for Grand Prix car racing. In 1987, with the staging of the FIM World Championship British Motorcycle Grand Prix, Donington helped turn the event around in terms of spectator appeal, bringing in record numbers through the turnstiles. It became the favoured home of the British round of the Moto GP motorcycling championships and British Superbike Championships. Probably because the circuits twists and turns provide the crowd with a racing spectacle and the rider’s skills are really put to the test.

Race 3: Assen (OWCup)

31 August - 1 September 2018

The TT Circuit Assen is a motorsport race track built in 1955 and located in Assen, Netherlands. Host of the Dutch TT race, it is popularly referred to as "The Cathedral" of motorcycling by the fans of the sport. It has a capacity of 100,000 spectators, including 60,000 seats. Since 1992 it is also part of the Superbike World Championship calendar.[citation needed]

Race 4: Oulton Park (NG Racing)

5-6 October 2018

Oulton Park Circuit is a motor racing track in the village of Little Budworth, Cheshire, England. The track is characterised by rapidly changing gradients, blind crests and several tight corners. The full circuit is 2.8 mi (4.5 km). The highest part of the course is Hill Top. Paddock facilities are reasonable in size with large areas of hard-standing and some power points.

Nova Racing team has been working on their electric bike for 2 years now. Every year the team improves a part of the bike. They are our only Dutch competitors so far. Read more on their website.

The UoN team is run mainly by electrical engineers. Therefore their electrical system is really strong. Current winner of the MotoE championship from 2016. Read more on their website.

The Bath team has been improving their motorcycle for years now and are a worthy competitor. On their website is more information.

The Gauss project is an electric motorcycle with regenerative breaking from the front wheel. Their bike is based on a Honda 2 wheel-drive chassis. Read more here.