Production Begins on the V21L Prototypes for the 2023 FIM Enel MotoE World Championship
Ducati Takes the Lead in Electric Motorsports with MotoE Bike Production
Borgo Panigale, Italy – Ducati is getting ready to write a new chapter in the world of motorsports with the production of the V21L prototypes, set to be the stars of the 2023 FIM Enel MotoE World Championship season. The production of the 23 units of the electric motorcycles began in December, with each prototype being assembled by experienced technicians in the Ducati MotoE Racing Department with the same care and precision as the construction of a MotoGP bike.
The start of the V21L prototype production is a significant moment for Ducati, as the company aims to advance its technological skills for the future, while maintaining its focus on experimenting with technology through racing. To achieve this, Ducati has created a state-of-the-art electric motorcycle, the result of collaboration between Ducati R&D engineers and the Ducati Corse team. The V21L brings together the best of both racing and production, and represents a new frontier for Ducati in the world of electric sports bikes.
“The start of the production of the Ducati MotoE is a historical moment for our company, as we look to the future of motorcycling technology,” said Claudio Domenicali, CEO of Ducati. “We are committed to contributing to the reduction of CO2 emissions, and the MotoE project is a crucial step in our journey towards sustainability.”
After a year of development tests by riders such as Michele Pirro, Alex De Angelis, and Chaz Davies, the Ducati MotoE project is now getting closer to its first track experience. The first test with the riders and teams that will compete in the 2023 World Championship is scheduled for March 6 to 8 at the Jerez circuit, followed by three more days of testing in April at the Montmelò circuit in Barcelona.
The 2023 MotoE World Championship will be held over eight Grand Prix weekends, with two races per weekend, both on Saturdays. The championship will kick off on May 13, at the French Grand Prix, and continue through all the European races until the Misano GP in September. With the start of the V21L production, Ducati is set to take the lead in the electric motorsports world and make history in the process.