The Competition

The Open Electric Superbike Competition

The Open Electric Superbike Competition is a full electric moto racing competition. It is a new cup that started its very first season in May 2019. The goal: facilitating electric motorcycle racing, and thereby showing the world how fast and spectacular it can be!

Since the first memory of humankind, racing has been part of its existence. History has shown that we always strive towards improvement. We always want to go faster and further. This mindset is the basis of evolution. Technology and development have driven us to where we are today, entering a new era of electric transportation, with racing as the ultimate outcome of speed and technology.

In the 21th century, technological development is needed more than ever. We face enormous challenges. Arguably the most import one is the energy transition, from fossil fuels to renewable energy sources. Transportation is changing already, with electric vehicles becoming more and more in use. To really convince people to use clean energy, it has to be fast, fun and exciting. Speed and action trigger emotions, something racing accomplishes like nothing else. Electric racing is the future.

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First Season

In May 2019, the first season of the Open eSBK has started with a successful demo race. The contestants range from private teams to high-tech student teams, from stock bikes to completely new designed prototypes. The first full race will be held during the Gamma Racing Day in August at the TT Circuit Assen.
The Open eSBK is a truly innovative championship. The technical regulations only make sure that safety standards are respected, but apart from that, teams are free to innovate. There are no limits on aerodynamics & drivetrain and there won’t be any in the future either! We hope the teams will come up with many innovations and that these will find their way to regular motorcycle manufacturers.

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ROUND 1 – DEMO

Date: 24-26 May 2019

Location: TT circuit Assen 

Circuit length: 4,545 km

Number of racing laps: 3 

Number of sessions: 5 

Approx. entry fee: €350,-

Schedule: 

Friday May 24th:
4 practice sessions

Sunday May 26th:
Demo-race

Applications closed

ROUND 2 – RACE

Date: 16-18 August 2019

Location: TT circuit Assen 

Circuit length: 4,545 km

Number of racing laps: 6 

Number of sessions: 3 

Approx. entry fee: €380,-

Schedule: 

Friday August 16th:
Qualifying practice and race 1

Sunday August 18th:
Race 2

Applications open!

Classes

The Open Electric Superbike Competition wants to facilitate exciting racing for anyone with an electric racing bike! That is why there are three different racing classes:

Prototype 110v

Prototype machines that do not have a road homologation. Machines in this class must comply with the technical rules. 

Maximum working voltage up to 110 Vdc

Prototype 1000v

Prototype machines that do not have a road homologation. Machines in this class must comply with the technical rules. 

Maximum working voltage up to 1000 Vdc

Stock

All road homologated machines. Road homologation sets a bike free from a lot of requirements from the technical rules, since the homologation requirements are equal or safer. 

Rules & Regulations

Machines competing in the 2019 Open eSBK must comply with the Open eSBK Technical Regulations (TR). The TR are subject to amendments made by the Open eSBK Technical Committee. Newer versions including amendments will be issued by means of a bulletin on the Open eSBK website (www.openesbk.com) and by communication to registered racing teams.

The Open eSBK redefines the definition of racing. Due to its innovative aspect, developments will go very fast. Within 10 years, bikes in the Open eSBK are competitive with MotoGP bikes. Open eSBK will become a full-fledged electric racing competition, breaking lap records of every petrol bike. On top of that, in 2030 it will have laid the ground of many astonishing innovations that will by then be taken for granted.

Long Term

Interested?

Are you interested in electric racing and do you want to join the competition? Fill in the form and stay tuned!

Application opens end of January

The form can be used to show your interest, the application for teams for the Gamma Racing Day is open now. By expressing your interest, Open eSBK will keep you personally updated about the competition and application.

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