Michelin named FIM Moto-e World Cup tyre supplier
As of 2019, fans of motorcycle racing will be able to follow an all-electric series, with protagonists in the upcoming FIM Moto-e World Cup dispensing with internal combustion entirely. Dorna Sports has announced that Michelin will act as official tyre supplier to the series.
“We are thrilled to extend and strengthen our relationship with Michelin and see them come on board for this new and exciting series,” states Dorna Sport’s managing director. “The FIM Moto-e World Cup will be synonymous with innovation and we are sure Michelin are the perfect collaborator with whom to embark on this project. Together we will commit to push forward towards a new age of sustainable but thrilling on-track action.”
“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,” adds Pascal Couasnon, motorsport director at Michelin. “Progress needs all the stakeholders to innovate, not only on the technological front but also in terms of their vision. As motorcycle racing’s first all-electric competition, the FIM Moto-e World Cup’s creation by the FIM 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.”