The Sachsenring circuit will be the place of the first electric motorcycle race in the history of the World Speed Championship. After a fire burried all the material of the new championship, its start was delayed until the German appointment this weekend. All the MotoE teams had a three test days two weeks ago at the Circuit de la Comunitat Valenciana Ricardo Tormo in Cheste, in which, in addition to training sessions, the new pole system and the race were simulated. Eric Granado won the first MotoE simulated race as Xavier Simeon was sixth.
Sachsenring, where Sunday’s race will be held, is one of the most characteristic racetracks of the calendar due to its design since it has 10 left and 3 right curves that are linked in a narrow 3,671m full of ups and downs that make it the shortest circuit of the season.
“I am motivated and confident for the first MotoE race where I hope to have a good weekend after doing quite well in the Valencia test. There we got a good base for the bike and, although Sachsenring is another track and the results of the test do not guarantee anything, they do give me a lot of confidence. On Friday we will try to get the bike as ready as possible for the Pole on Saturday and especially the race on Sunday”.
“I am very motivated and I am determinated of our goal that will be fighting for the lead. It will be a very intense weekend because it will be the first edition of the MotoE so it is very difficult to know the expectations. The Valencia test was better than I thought and now we have to take all that experience we acquired there for the first race. We won’t have much time on the track and it will be very important to be focused because the failure is not allowed in this category”.