Bradley Smith, currently racing for Red Bull KTM Factory Racing in the MotoGP™ class, will be part of the One Energy Racing MotoE™ team in 2019.
One Energy Racing team, directed by Johan Stigefelt and Razlan Razali, has announced an agreement with Smith to compete in the FIM Enel MotoE™ World Cup in 2019, alongside his testing role with Aprilia Racing Team Gresini.
Smith brings with him the experience of thirteen seasons at World Championship level and twenty-five podiums across all three classes, and now he faces this new stage excited: “This is a completely new chapter in the motorcycling world and I am very excited to be a part of MotoE. Energy 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.”
Johan Stigefelt, team director, appreciates Smith‘s arrival at the team: “It will be a new challenge to enter into the MotoE™ World Championship. No one knows how this will turn out and to be part of it from the very beginning is very exciting. To have signed with Bradley is great for us. He is a rider and person with huge experience at the highest level and we expect him to do well. Saying that it will be a different challenge for Bradley and we need to be humble as well as targeting top results. The Team we have put together is great and come with a lot of experience. I am thankful for this opportunity and would like to thank our partners for their support.”
CEO of Sepang International Circuit, Razlan Razali: “We are excited to support this new MotoE™ series and welcome Matteo to this project. Sepang Racing Team will support the operations of One Energy Racing team with our mechanics and engineers. It is also equally exciting for the technical team aes it is a new venture and area for them to have fun but yet compete at the highest level. The seriousness of the One Energy Racing team is reflected in the signing of an experienced rider, Bradley Smith, which shows that the team is motivated to win.”
Matteo Ballarin, shareholder of One Energy Racing: “We are proud of this agreement. For us at One Energy Racing, MotoE™ is a new entrepreneurial challenge that comes from our passion. We want to win and work for this, and certainly, the agreement with Bradley is the first important step in this direction.”