Moto E is the new electric motorcycle championship sanctioned by the FIM, the global entity that governs most motorcycle racing. This new-for-2014 championship has 4 more races scheduled, as follows:
Round 2: Aug. 15-17 Anglesey (UK)
Round 3: Sep. 19-21 Hockenheim (GER)
Round 4: Sep. 26-27 Donington Park (UK)
Round 5: To be announced
The Assen race had only 5 competitors from 4 different teams. Only the Sprint race was held, as all afternoon races were canceled due to extreme weather. Ho Chi Fun took pole and won the sprint race. His teammate Tang Yu finished 4th. Zongshen is one of the largest Chinese motorcycle manufacturer, and its involvement in this electric championship speaks volume about its ambitions in the world market.
American racer Jeremiah Johnson finished 3rd on his University of Nottingham-developed motorcycle. Second place went to Dirk Schnieders from Germany. Klaus Nissen-Petersen finished last on the Danish motorcycle from Future Electric.
- Ho Chi Fun #59 Zongshen Racing
- Dirk Schnieders #32 Racing Blue
- Jeremiah Johnson #64 Nottingham Uni-Agni Racing
- Tang Yu #28 Zongshen Racing
- Klaus Nissen-Petersen #91 Electric Squared
Photos by MotoE