After an exciting inaugural season, Dutch based manufacturer EMX is crowned champion of the first ever FIM E-Xplorer World Cup with Midori Moriwaki’s MIE Racing team. Riders Sandra Gómez and Jorge Zaragoza secured the title after a thrilling final round, concluding the season with a ten-point advantage over the runners-up, the Gravity Team of Camille Chapelière and Kiara Fontanesi.
Speed and consistency
The MIE Racing team achieved fantastic results with Gómez and Zaragoza, reaching the podium at every round to amass two wins, two second place finishes, and one third over the five-race championship, which played out on different types of track. Equally impressive is the fact that the EMX bikes finished every session and race without any mechanical issues.
From production to the international racing arena
The FIM E-Xplorer World Cup provides the ideal arena in which to showcase the EMX proposal. Considering its mission to offer an enjoyable, easy to ride platform to riders of all skill levels, EMX entered the championship with the exact same bike that is available to motocross enthusiasts. With only the suspension and tires changed to suit riders’ preferences, no further technical modifications were made to the production model in order to compete in the championship.
About MIE Racing
Midori Moriwaki established the MIDORI Corporation in March 2018 with the aim of expanding in the motorsports industry and set up her own “MIE RACING HONDA TEAM” that same year, with the intention of competing in the Superbike World Championship as of 2019. In 2020 Midori Moriwaki confirmed her commitment to the FIM Superbike World Championship by entering the series with the satellite MIE Racing Honda Team and Honda CBR1000RR-R machines, managing a project that she continued to develop in 2021 and 2022. Electing to expand her commitment to the production-derived championship in 2023, Midori launched a brand new WorldSSP project to run alongside her WorldSBK Team (PETRONAS MIE Racing Honda Team). This newly formed team entered into the 2023 Supersport World Championship with Honda CBR600RR machines and took a stunning first win of the season in the second race of the Czech round with British rider Tarran Mackenzie. Always keen to push the boundaries so as to explore new paths, test and develop new technologies, and, last but not least, promote promotion of gender parity in sport, Midori Moriwaki also entered the inaugural 2023 FIM E-Xplorer World Cup, ultimately securing the title with MIE Racing riders Sandra Gomez and Jorge Zaragoza aboard EMX XF30 machines.
As a true motocross enthusiast and a former racer himself, Elmar Dohms recognized early on that the future of the sport is threatened by outside influences. To continue enjoying the thrill that motocross offers, he decided to develop a motocross bike with his company EMX Powertrain that offers the true feeling of motocross in a future-proof concept. Since 2018, EMX Powertrain has been engaged in developing a competitive electric motocross bike that combines the familiar feel of an existing motocross bike with a low-noise powertrain that allows motocross riders to enjoy their favorite sport even in the distant future. Participation in the FIM E-Xplorer World Cup is the next step for the company to prove that their concept can compete with the best manufacturers in the world in terms of electric all-terrain motorcycles. Find out more about the company at www.emx-powertrain.com, as well as the World Cup winning EMX XF30, which can be ordered directly from the website.