For the first time in motorcycle competition world, electric will be put against ICE motorcycles, as the 2022 TRIALGP calendar is officially announced.
As FIM finalized the calendar for the Hertz FIM Trial World Championship and give the green light to start the 2022 series, we remind the readers that this will be the first time in official motorcycle competitions, where electric bikes will be put against internal-combustion engines.
Electric Vs ICE, and may the best machine (and rider) win.
The major change was announced back in November, in an unprecedented step to the motorcycle competition world, electric motorcycles will be allowed to compete against two-stroke and four-stroke machines in all classes.
FIM announces the new Trial3 class will welcome young riders, both 125cc motorcycles and electric motorcycles, with limited power based on the FIM regulations of the Technical Commission.
With Ducati becoming the single manufacturer for the FIM Enel MotoE™ World Cup from 2023 to 2026, and the announcement on the new FIM E-XPLORER series, which already has major names like Mugen, Electric Motion and EMX Powertrain , FIM are making making a major shift to include electric motorcycles, allowing a side-by-side competition, and creating new series’ for electric racing.
Allowing the Trail series to include electric Vs ICE motorcycles will be a first time, and a very interesting competition to watch. Whether electric bikes end up on the podium or not is not as important as the fact the we get to watch them compete side by side with their ICE equals, even if they undergo electric limiting of power to really make them equal.
“For the first time in motorsport electric motorcycles will be competing with the two and four-stroke motorcycles,” “This is really important, specially to prepare the way for trial to participate as a demonstration sport at the European Games planned to take place in Krakow in 2023.”FIM President Jorge Viegas.
The 2022 TRIALGP Calendar:
The championship start in Spain over the weekend of June 10-12 at L’Hospitalet de l’Infant. About 70 miles south of Barcelona.
The following weekend two more competition days will take place at Sant Julia de Lòria, with the Andorran Trial GP on June 17-19.
The third event takes place from July 8-10 with the German TrialGP at Neunkirchen, 60 miles east of Cologne, bringing back the championship’s the country for the first time since 2016.
After a six-week break, riders will get back into action at the Belgian TrialGP at Comblain au Pont, with a single points-paying day held across the weekend of August 20-21.
A week later, at Cahors in southern France, a second consecutive one-day championship round will take place over the weekend of August 27-28.
The competition will conclude with two scoring days at the Italian TrialGP at Ponte di Legno on September 16-18.
The premier TrialGP class will compete alongside Trial2 at all six rounds. TrialGP Women riders will be in action in Spain, Andorra, Germany and Italy and the Trial2 Women title will be decided in Germany and Italy.