Ahead of its third season of competition, the FIM Enel MotoE World Cup has announced a provisional 2021 pre-season testing programme.

This year's electric-bike track activities are due to begin with a three-day test at Jerez from March 2-4 (just before the Qatar MotoGP Shakedown test begins) followed by a second and final test outing at the Spanish circuit from April 12-14.

When the MotoE paddock then returns to Jerez in early May it will be for the season-opening race, as part of the Spanish MotoGP weekend.

Seven MotoE rounds are planned for this season, including new events at Catalunya and Assen, before concluding with a double-header at Misano in mid-September.

Like the provisional MotoGP calendar, the current MotoE schedule comes with the caveat, 'All dates, events and the eventual attendance of spectators are subject to the evolution of the pandemic and the approval of the corresponding Governments and authorities.'

Matteo Ferrari (Gresini) was the inaugural 2019 MotoE World Cup champion, before being beaten to the 2020 crown by Jordi Torres (Pons). All MotoE competitors use identical Energica motorcycles.

Torres and Ferrari, plus fellow race winners Dominique Aegerter (Intact GP) and Eric Granado (WithU Motorsport), are among the riders expected to return for 2021.

However, many of the teams are still to announce their rider line-up and Marc VDS recently withdrew from the series due to a calendar clash for Mike di Meglio with this year's World Endurance Championship.

Provisional 2021 MotoE Calendar

Round

Date

Race

Circuit

1

2 May

Spain

Jerez

2

16 May

France

Le Mans

3

6 June

Catalunya

Barcelona

4

27 June

Netherlands

Assen

5

15 August

Austria

Red Bull Ring

6

18 September

San Marino

Misano

7

19 September

San Marino

Misano

2021 Pre-season Testing:

 

2-4 March

Spain

Jerez

 

12-14 April

Spain

Jerez

Provisional 2021 MotoGP Calendar – January Update

Round

Date

Race

Circuit

1

28 March

Qatar (Evening race)

Losail

2

4 April

Doha (Evening race)

Losail

3

18 April

Portugal

Portimao

4

2 May

Spain

Jerez

5

16 May

France

Le Mans

6

30 May

Italy

Mugello

7

6 June

Catalunya

Barcelona

8

20 June

Germany

Sachsenring

9

27 June

Netherlands

Assen

10

11 July

Finland (Subject to homologation)

KymiRing

11

15 August

Austria

Red Bull Ring

12

29 August

Great Britain

Silverstone

13

12 September

Aragon

Aragon

14

19 September

San Marino e Della Riviera di Rimini

Misano

15

3 October

Japan

Motegi

16

10 October

Thailand

Buriram

17

24 October

Australia

Phillip Island

18

31 October

Malaysia

Sepang

19

14 November

Comunitat Valenciana

Ricardo Tormo

Postponed Grands Prix:
 11 AprilArgentinaTermas
 18 AprilAmericasCOTA
Reserve Grand Prix Venues:
  Indonesia (Subject to homologation)Mandalika
  RussiaIgora Drive
2021 Pre-season Testing:
 5 MarchQatar Shakedown TestLosail
 6-7 MarchQatar Official TestLosail
 10-12 MarchQatar Official TestLosail