Michelin to supply tyres for new electric motorcycle race series.
Dorna Sports and Michelin have announced the French tyre maker will serve as the official tyre supplier for the upcoming FIM Moto-e World Cup, which begins in 2019.
Already the supplier for Grand Prix racing (MotoGP) since 2016, Michelin will now contribute to the new Moto-e World Cup racing series that focuses on meeting zero emissions. Pascal Couasnon, motorsport director for Michelin, said: For as long as Michelin has existed, the projects in which it has been involved have sought to take mobility forward while making it safer, more economical and more respectful of the planet.
Progress needs all the stakeholders to innovate, not only on the technological front but also in terms of their vision.” Couasnon continued: “As motorcycle racing’s first all-electric competition, the FIM Moto-e World Cup’s creation by the FIM (Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme) and Dorna Sports is a concrete, meaningful move in favour of mobility. For Michelin, it will provide us with an invaluable laboratory for the development of innovations that will go on to feature on our road tyres. We are consequently delighted to be in at the very beginning of this new championship as a technology partner.”