During the French MotoGP the updated version of the MotoE all-electric superbike prototype by Energica made its first public appearance on track. New solutions have been designed and developed with the technological support of CRP Meccanica and CRP Technology. Max Biaggi will be riding next demo lap at Mugello MotoGP™.
The partnership between CRP Group’s specialized companies and Energica Motor Company to fine-tune the all-electric superbike for the 2019 FIM Enel MotoE ™ World Cup goes full steam ahead: an updated version of the MotoE prototype made its first public appearance on-track for testing during the French MotoGP™.
The test was carried out by both Loris Capirossi and the Energica official test rider Alessandro Brannetti.
“We are happy about the test performed at Le Mans with the new prototype”, said Brannetti. “Energica with CRP’s support is definitely heading in the right direction and I’m excited to see what’s in store next.”
All the solutions have been developed with the support of CRP Group’s know-how. CRP will keep going on collaborating closely with Energica, to achieve optimal results in a very short time.
CRP Technology (the CRP Group’s specialized company in the field of laser sintering and Windform® composite materials) is manufacturing aerodynamic parts in professional 3D printing with Windform® materials. CRP Meccanica (since over 45 years alongside F1 teams as strategic partner for the production of hi-tech mechanical components) is working on the development of the braking and suspension system.
The know-how of the two companies are supporting the study and development of the new battery.
All these elements have improved the general performance of the superbike, bringing it closer to the preset targets.
The next stop on the road to the 2019 FIM Enel MotoE™ World Cup will be at CRP and Energica’s home GP in Mugello, with a very special rider for the demo lap: the four-time World Champion Max Biaggi.
The Le Mans circuit has shown other surprises: The Energica Ego Corsa all-electric superbike was taken for a demo lap by former MotoGP rider and 250cc race winner, championship contender and multiple podium finisher Randy de Puniet, who made the most of what was a glorious late-spring Sunday to ride the Ego Corsa in front of a sea of fellow French fans. After the end of the lap, Randy took some time to comment on the experience:
“The connection with the throttle and the power delivery are very smooth”, he said. “The bike reaches high speed in a very short amount of time, and that’s a good thing. Another good point of the bike is that the rear is very stable when opening the throttle. It’s a very easy bike to get to grips with, so it would be fun to be racing the Energica Ego Corsa against twenty or more riders on identical machinery. I am really pleased with this experience and grateful for the opportunity; I hope my feedback will help Energica continue in the right direction.”