FIM E-Xplorer World Cup Crans-Montana 2023
On 24 June 2023, Crans-Montana will host the first FIM E-Xplorer World Cup electric motorbike racing championship at the top of Cry d'Er.
This 100% electric event represents the 2nd stage of the FIM E-Xplorer World Cup. It will take place in a breathtaking setting at an altitude of over 2200m, with a 360° panorama of the most impressive Swiss Alps.
A 600-metre customised circuit, made up of 8 obstacles, will be held along the ridge, between Cry d'Er and Bella-Lui. Adrenaline and strong sensations will be the order of the day during this "Head-to-Head" relay race. Twelve mixed teams, consisting of one female and one male Pro Rider of world renown will compete in an open-air show. The race will be honoured to welcome such superstars as Robbie Maddison (MaddWill), and James Stewart Jr (Seven Racing).
The promise of this exceptional event is to offer sport, fun and thrills. “In the current context of energy transition, hosting an electric motorbike race of such magnitude and in such an exceptional location as the top of a mountain, represents a real opportunity for the reputation of the resort. More than 40 international TV channels will be broadcasting the race," explains Mélanie Montani-Rey, Co-President of E-Xplorer Crans-Montana.
The values of the event are based on sustainability, the promotion of Crans- Montana internationally, gender paritý, as well as the discovery of a new way of understanding off-road motorcycling.
Nelson Philippe, former racing driver and Co-President of E-Xplorer Crans-Montana says: "In my opinion, E-Xplorer is meant to energize motorbike racing for new generations. The Championship takes the sport to extraordinary places where it has never been before and proves that fun and thrills can now be combined with respect for the environment. Gender balance adds value to the Championship and we are proud to represent these values in our organising committee.”
The event will be accompanied by an "Electric Village", which will offer a number of activities based on the theme of electric mobility (introductory circuit for children, games, freestyle demonstrations, exhibition of electric vehicles).
"E-Xplorer is a sustainable event. Having fun while learning about the possibilities of a transition towards a more ecological mobility and society is part of the transmission of a heritage", enthuses David Crettenand, Specialist in
Energies and coordinator of the transition area of the Electric Village.
An event of this magnitude, in a location so unique in the world, guarantees a dazzling experience. "As a Swiss citizen, I am delighted to announce our historic race in CransMontana, Switzerland. It is an honour to bring our electric motorbike racing series to this beautiful venue for the first time. This race will not only showcase the capabilities of electric motorbikes, but also the beauty of the Swiss landscape.", Valentin Guyonnet, CEO and Cofounder FIM E-Xplorer World Cup.
More information on the website: https://www.fimexplorer.com/crans-montana
Press contact: Association I Ride Green - Melanie Montani-Rey - +41 79 395 36 72