The Grand Prix of Catalunya of the 2018 FIM MotoGP™ World Championship will be contested this weekend at the Circuit de Montmeló, with the Energica Ego Corsa being among the stars of a new chapter of motorsport history on display. For the seventh round of the season, a legend from the past has been chosen to ride the all-electric, track-ready superbike machine: two-time world champion and local hero Àlex Crivillé.

It’s obviously very special to be riding in front of my home crowd at Montmeló”, says Crivillé. “This will be my first time on an electric superbike so I’m looking forward to trying in and seeing what it is like. Other riders have done it before me, like Biaggi at Mugello last time out, and I think it’s important that we give our feedback ahead of the first ever edition of the FIM Enel MotoE™ World Cup. I’ve heard it’s a race bike that is capable of reaching very high speeds very quickly, and that it has its similarities and differences to what I have been used to ride, so I’m eager to try it for myself!

The seventh demo lap of the year will get underway on Sunday, June 17th, at 13:20 local time (GMT +2).