Motorcycle Racing News MotoGP Pramac: Lasting 'Green' Effects

MotoGP Pramac: Lasting ‘Green’ Effects

MotoGP News

The Pramac Ducati Racing Team, after finishing in seventh position during the last Grand Prix in the MotoGP World Championship, made some environmental calculation from the first controlled impact weekend.

During Jerez Grand Prix it was easy to see the debut of the green trucks that will follow the team throughout the season.

On each truck there were installed 12 solar panels and 2 others on the pit canopy, made by Pramac Solar division, capable to generate 2,8 kW of electric energy, with an estimated annual saving of 3,36 MWh of energy.

But the most important data is that 2,3 tons of CO2 will be saved by the use of the solar panels, and that will not be released into atmosphere.

Both the trucks have attracted the attention of the racing paddock’s guest, as well as the two RevolutionAir wind turbines designed for Pramac by Philippe Starck.

Even if the wind was relatively weak and inconsistent in Jerez, the wind turbines generated enough electricity to almost completely provide enough energy to the screens and to the equipment inside the box.

The wind turbines are capable of generating a full 0.8 kW with an annual savings of 650 kg of CO2 atmospheric emissions.

The Team hopes that in the coming rounds of the MotoGP Championship there will be more sun and wind so that the team can rely more heavily on ‘green’ energy.

In this way the energy needs of the Pramac Racing Team will be product always more from the facilities located on both trucks.

Paolo Campinoti (Team Principal Pramac Racing Team) says: "We went away from Jerez very satisfied, one of our riders has made a stunning comeback who has seen him finish the race in the seventh position, we also got to see that the facilities we have installed on our trucks are able to cover part of our energy needs in the pits. "

"It’s a good starting point for a season that will be characterized by many similar initiatives. Shame for the unfortunate race of Aleix Espargarò, but I have great confidence in him for the future, he has also showed a great character after he returned in to the track from the pits, he has consistently covered better lap time than the riders ahead of him. "

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling.

BSMC x Indian Motorcycle = Stylish Apparel Partnership

America’s Indian Motorcycle and London’s Bike Shed Motorcycle Club have joined forces for a range of lifestyle apparel. The co-branding comes with an announcement...

Top 5 Strange Odors That Can Mean Trouble With Your Motorcycle

It’s true—that schnozz of yours can be a powerful tool for something besides smelling the pizza Do you have a nose for trouble? I mean...

BMW R 18 Dragster by Roland Sands Design: Competitive Urge

“Combining a racing aesthetic and function with a custom style,” Roland Sands explains, “this is what we are probably best known for. We like to...

KTM, Rookie Binder, and South Africa Make MotoGP History

During round three of the 2020 MotoGP - the Monster Energy Czech Republic Grand Prix at Brno - three new names entered the MotoGP...

2019 Indian Scout & Scout Bobber Recall: Brake Issues

Indian Motorcycle Company has recalled 2,742 of its 2019 Indian Scout and Scout Bobber motorcycles due to possible brake-performance issues. Indian says on models equipped...

2021 Honda ADV150 Review: Adventure Scooter (19 Fast Facts)

Up went the shout for a competition to design a worldwide product, so a Honda R&D internal design contest kicked into action. The 2021...