Ducati's First Season in the FIM Enel MotoE World Championship

Ducati recently completed its first season as the exclusive supplier to the Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM) Enel MotoE World Championship. As the sole manufacturer in a one-make series, Ducati's focus was on research and development rather than competing with other brands.

At the start of the season, Ducati's V21L electric prototype had a curb weight of 225 kilograms (496 pounds), with 110 kg (242.5 pounds) dedicated to the battery. The battery case was made of carbon fiber, providing strength and reducing weight. The bike was also liquid-cooled, allowing for immediate recharging without a cool-down period.

Ducati utilized 21700-type cells for its battery pack, strategically distributing them within the bike to achieve optimal mass centralization and weight distribution. The result was a weight distribution of 54 percent at the front and 46 percent at the rear.

The competition saw a total of 18 riders, with eight different riders winning at least one race and ten podium finishes. Four riders were still in contention for the world championship rider's title at the start of the final round in San Marino.

Overall, Ducati reported an average lap time improvement of 2.2 seconds over the 2022 season. One of the V21L bikes reached a top speed of 282 kilometers per hour (175.227 mph) at Mugello during the Italian GP on June 10, 2023. Ducati produced a total of 23 V21L prototype machines for the MotoE paddock, with 18 allocated to teams and five kept as spares.

Looking ahead to the 2024 season, Ducati's plans for developing its electric race machines during the off-season remain to be seen. Only time will reveal what the future holds for Ducati in the MotoE World Championship.