Italian company Energica will supply machines for the new FIM Moto-e World Cup, which will debut as a support class at some MotoGP events in 2019.

“We are proud to have been chosen by Dorna and we are already committed to this project. The passion for engines is what brought us here, to build new dream vehicles right in the beating heart of the Italian Motor Valley, Modena, Italy," said Livia Cevolini, CEO Energica Motor Company.

"Our history comes from racing, our passion for this sector has never faded. Moto-e is an excellent project. After all, it is what we hoped since our racing years, now it can be managed professionally thanks to Dorna and its unique and long-lasting experience.”

Carmelo Ezpeleta, CEO of Dorna Sports, added: "We believe in excellence, quality and performance and we cannot think of a better collaborator with whom to launch the FIM Moto-e World Cup. Energica are an industry-leading and innovative company and we look forward to the incredible spectacle of electric-powered racing together.”

"The FIM is very happy to support the development of new technologies, of which the new FIM Moto-e World Cup is an example," said FIM president Vito Ippolito. "Energica is proving itself to be a reliable and expert leader in this sector and with the highly qualified support of Dorna we are sure that we are taking the road to success."

Former Michelin Racing technical director Nicolas Goubert was recently named as executive director of the Moto-e World Cup and it is rumoured that the independent MotoGP teams will each be encouraged to run a machine.

The Moto-e World Cup could expand to include multiple manufacturers, once it becomes established.

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