FIM eRoad Racing World Cup

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FIM eRoadRacing World Cup
FIM eRoad Racing Logo.jpg
Categoryelectric motorcycle
CountryInternational
Inaugural season2013
Folded2013
Last Riders' championHo Chi Fung (Europe)
Eric Bostrom (N. America)
Official websiteeRoadRacing.com

The FIM eRoad Racing World Cup was a championship of electric motorcycle road racing, organised by the Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM) and was only held in this form in 2013. It followed the unification of the former TTXGP series with the FIM "e-Power" electric motorcycle racing series.[1]

History[edit]

2013 World Cup season[edit]

The 2013 eRoadRacing World Cup was planned to consist of 4 races in Europe and 4 in North America, with a world final in Asia. However, only 6 events (4 in Europe and 2 in North America) did actually take place. The remaining races had to be cancelled because time constraints didn't allow the organizers to find suitable venues.[2] Since there was no World Final, two separate winners were announced for the two series: Ho Chi Fung (Zongshen, China) for the European series and Eric Bostrom (Icon Brammo, USA) for the North American series.[3]

Cancellation[edit]

There was a road map for the following two years, that would eventually have led to a full World Championship. However, the series was not continued in 2014. [4]

Eventually, in 2018, the FIM announced a European championship, promoted by Dorna, the FIM Enel MotoE World Cup, to begin in 2019. The events will be 10-lap races on five different European stops on the MotoGP season. Of the 20 stops currently listed for the 2019 season, this would mean the races will take place at five of 13 different stops -- Jerez, Le Mans, Mugello, Montmeló, Assen, the German round, Brno, Spielberg, Silverstone, Iitti (Finland), Misano, Alcañiz, or Valencia -- on the 2019 MotoGP calendar.[citation needed]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The FIM teams up with TTXGP for promotion of new e-Road Racing series". fim-live.com. 2013-03-05. Archived from the original on 2013-05-12.
  2. ^ "FIM eRoad Racing World Final Cancelled". eroadracing.com. 2013-11-18. Archived from the original on 2013-12-07.
  3. ^ "FIM eRoad Racing World Cup Winners Announced". eroadracing.com. 2013-11-18. Archived from the original on 2013-12-07.
  4. ^ "Electric motorcycle racing on 3 continents - eFXC, eMotoRacing, M1GP, MotoERacing - but no eRoadRacing". electricracenews.com. 2014-05-12.

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