Italy based Gresini racing will now enter a new era in the motorcycle racing with a new project on their table for the upcoming MotoE championship.
MotoE will be a new series that would be held alongside the MotoGP and will feature low-noise, zero-emission electric motorcycles. The new project acts as a challenge focused on operating in the grey area between high-grade technology and sustainability if resources. This might be an added advantage for the racing company which has been actively involved in green projects regarding mobility, tourism and international marketing.
The new Team Trentino Gresini will be completely a part of it with the 21-year-old racer Matteo Ferrari being the chosen rider for the season.
Ferrari was Moto3 European Champion in 2012 and has been ever since racing at world championship levels. The Italian racer is currently racing in the Italian Superbike class (CIV).
“It’s really exciting to be taking part in this new World Cup. I’m very motivated also because I’ll be among the youngest riders in this class; this is a great challenge and an important opportunity to go back to the world championship with such a great outfit like Gresini Racing. The bike is yet to be discovered but we will get to work during the first tests at Jerez. This is a great change for me and I will try my best to make the most of it.” Said Matteo Ferrari.
The upcoming calendar consists of five rounds that will take place during MotoGP events (Jerez de la Frontera – 5 May/Le Mans – 19 May/Sachsenring – 7 July/Spielberg – 11 August/Misano – 15 September).
“We are the first to introduce ourselves to this new category as a team and no other place would have been better to do so than Trento. This is a very new project and I’m proud to be part of it and to do so from the very beginning. Environmental awareness is key for our present and future. As team Gresini, we are very attentive to this area and we would like this championship to grow and consolidate in the future. For us, it will be a completely new challenge: I would like to get to know this bike as much as Matteo does: he is a young and fast rider who is used to racing at important levels so we hope he’ll get used to this new and different motorcycle.” Said Gresini team manager Fausto Gresini.