© 2022, Roadracing World Publishing, Inc. From a Press release issued by Energica Motor Company, SpA:
ENERGICA READY FOR THE FIRST OFFICIAL MOTOE TEST OF 2022 IN JEREZ
Single Manufacturer Energica is ready to tackle the first of two official tests of the FIM Enel MotoE™ 2022 World Cup, starting tomorrow (March 7, 2022) at the “Circuito de Jerez” in southern Spain. Three days and nine test sessions await this year’s competitors, who will be able to familiarize themselves with the Energica Ego Corsa machines around the emblematic Andalusian track, which also hosts the traditional season opener (April 29 – May 1).
This year’s MotoE field is more competitive than ever, with last season’s protagonists competing against returning riders as well as high-caliber rookies. Two-time reigning and reigning MotoE World Cup champion Jordi Torres (Pons Racing 40) is eager to defend his crown once again, following the dramatic 2021 season finale that saw him claim the ultimate prize after a fierce battle against Dominique Aegerter (Dynavolt IntactGP MotoE). Torres will team up this year with MotoE podium Mattia Casadei, who joins the team managed by Sito Pons after three years with the Ongetta Sic58 Squadracorse team (who signed Kevin Zannoni instead).
2019 title winner Matteo Ferrari will return to the track with Gresini Racing, while multi-race winner Eric Granado will join the LCR E-Team and Miquél Pons, the latter eager to build on the experience gained over the year. last. After showing flashes of high speed in 2021, Japan’s Hikari Okubo returns to MotoE with the same Avant Ajo MotoE team he raced with last year. Xavi Cardelus is also back in action, once again with the Avintia Esponsorama Racing team.
Speaking of welcome returns, three former protagonists return to the fold after a time away from the series: Bradley Smith and Niccolò Canepa team up with WithU GRT RNF MotoE, while Hector Garzó joins Tech 3 E-Racing.
This season will also see some new faces enter the mix, including former MotoGP and WorldSBK rider Javier ‘Xavi’ Forés and former World Supersport rider Kevin Manfredi, both with the Octo Pramac MotoE team.
The opening free practice session will start tomorrow at 9.30 am local time (GMT +1).
ABOUT ENERGICA MOTOR COMPANY SpA
Energica Motor Company is the leading Italian manufacturer of high performance electric motorcycles and is the only manufacturer chosen by Dorna for the FIM Enel MotoE™ World Cup. Energica motorcycles are for sale worldwide.