Moto E is a whole new series. We’ve already had a teaser this season but it will become part of the race weekend in 2019. Can you give us a quick introduction to the series?
Yes, starting in 2019 it will be an extra series, so it will be a fourth addition to the race weekend alongside Moto 3, Moto 2 and Moto GP. It’s a single-make series. This is because it’s an innovative series and we want to see proper races. If you start a series based on new technology, the differences will be too big and the races would get boring.
So the same bike for everyone – what kind of bike is it?
The bike itself is produced by the Italian company Energise who has been making a fully electric model for quite a while now, the Ego. Our race bike will be very similar to that bike, but with different battery technology. The battery for the race bike will be a prototype battery that will have double the power for the same weight. Of course, on top of that, the bike will have competition brakes, suspension and tyres because we still want it to be a true racing series. The bikes will be powered by green power generated by Enel.