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Lorenzo and Dovizioso, one on one

Martorell,  02 November 2018

  • Ducati Corse rider Jorge Lorenzo takes to the track to test drive the CUPRA e-Racer, the brand’s first electric racecar
  • Both team members later talked about how it felt at the wheel of this electric competition vehicle
  • The way it accelerates and the noise it makes are the two aspects that took the MotoGP rider by surprise

Dovizioso: And did you find braking different than on a petrol car?

Lorenzo: The major difference is that you have to take the extra weight of the e-Racer into consideration. Otherwise, I remember that the TCR also responded very well when braking. They both give you a big sense of stability at the wheel. Do you think the future of motorcycle racing lies in electric engines?

Dovizioso: Yes, surely. I think the biggest challenge is trying to get the batteries to weigh less. Technology is making fast progress and I believe they’ll be lighter in a few years. How do you see it?

Lorenzo: Absolutely! I’m sure that electric competition will prevail in the future, but by then neither of us will be racing anymore; we’ll be watching it on TV.

Dovizioso: Well guess what? I’m not going to wait for that to happen – I’m going to drive the CUPRA e-Racer right now!


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