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Duke sign ‘one bike’ MotoE deal

written by Justin Loretz

Ducati sole bike supplier for 2023 Enel MotoE World Cup

With the MotoE series now very much a part of the global motorcycle racing calendar, the prize to be the sole bike supplier to the series is both prestigious and valuable. For the 2023 MotoE season Bologna based Ducati have signed an exclusive agreement with Dorna Sports, the owners of MotoGP and MotoE. The agreement, signed by Claudio Domenicali the CEO of Ducati Motor Holdings the deal will see the 2023 MotoE grid be full of the latest Ducati engineering, as the fledgling MotoE series become a one-make championship. On one hand, this does seem to limit the opportunity for other brands of bike – in a sector where the race to develop new technology is red hot, full of competitor brands and moving at pace. On the other hand – with Ducati the only bike on the MotoE grid, it will mean the racing in the series is going to be exceptionally tight, with homologated bikes each essentially identical to one another. Rider skills, to pilot these near silent, yet lightning-fast bikes and make a race-winning difference will have to be on point in order to make an on-track advantage stick until the chequered flag.  

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