Pol Espargaró - thanks for the last five years, mate! I’m proud I got to share this moment with you. You pushed me every day and made me a better rider. Congratulations to KTM Factory Racing!
#ValenciaGP: “Some things are just meant to be. I was pushing back to get to bike No.2 just to finish the race because there was only fifteen guys at that point. I did not want to ‘go out’ like that, with a crash and thinking ‘what could have been’: that's not what I’m about. I was running inside the top ten and my ambition this weekend was to get six points so I might be able to beat Pol in the championship. I got eight but he did a fantastic job today. It was obviously great to see and great for the team and all the boys. I’m happy I go out on my ‘high’ this was my best result. I cannot ask for much more.”
OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: One Energy Racing and Bradley Smith are delighted to announce today the signing of an agreement that foresees their joint participation in the MotoE World Cup in 2019.
Bradley said: "This is a completely new chapter in the motorcycling world and I am very excited to be a part of MotoE. EEnergy and I have a big task at hand to learn and adapt to this new technology, but I am confident we are ready for the challenge!"
MotoE is the newly formed electric class of the MotoGP™ Championship; an additional motorcycle racing category alongside the already highly established, MotoGP, Moto2 and Moto3 classes.
The electric motorcycles will run without producing any gaseous emission and make a limited amount of sound. All the energy stored in the batteries that will power the motorcycles will be produced from renewable resources. There will be five MotoE™ European race-events during MotoGP™ weekends, in 2019.
One Energy Racing is born from the passion, competence and experience of former World Championship rider Johan Stigefelt; CEO of Sepang International Circuit, Razlan Razali and dynamic entrepreneur Matteo Ballarin, who specializes in the distribution of electricity and gas.
Currently racing for KTM MotoGP in 2018, British rider Bradley Smith brings with him the experience of thirteen seasons at World Championship level and twenty-five podiums across all three classes.
#MalaysianGP: We were lacking performance all race with some technical issues which meant I couldn't set my normal lap-times. I could still finish the race and took a point, which was a positive and there are just five points between Pol and me going into the last race. Five points is difficult to gain but it is still fun to be going into that situation.
We worked well all weekend and the guys clearly know what they need to do and what they need to fix. I’m quite excited about Valencia. It will be my last Grand Prix and it is a track I enjoy. We’ll go there optimistic and keen to finish this chapter with KTM in a positive way.