Pramac confirms de Angelis, Hook for MotoE

"It's going to be 'electrifying' " - Alex de Angelis.
Pramac confirms de Angelis, Hook for MotoE

Pramac is the latest team to announce its riders for the inaugural FIM MotoE World Cup, confirming Alex de Angelis and Josh Hook for the new electric bike class.

de Angelis was a full-time grand prix rider from 2000-2015, taking three wins in Moto2 and one in 250cc, plus six podiums in 125cc and one rostrum in MotoGP.

"It's going to be 'electrifying'," said the Sammarinese. "It may sound like a pun, but it's not. I'm excited to be part of this project and I'm very pleased to be back on this team with which I've already had a very happy experience in Laguna Seca in 2013.

"It's a very professional team and I'm sure they can give me that extra help to do well. I've been off the track for a year now and that's why I'm so keen to get back on track at Jerez: it's going to be a good break-in for me and for the new bike.

"I would like to thank Paolo Campinoti and Francesco Guidotti for giving me this opportunity. I know the team's deep competition spirit and I will do my best to achieve great results."

Australian rider Hook has spent most of his recent career racing superbikes, including a runner-up finish in the 2015 Suzuka 8 Hours and being part of the winning team in the 2018 FIM Endurance World Championship.

"I'm thrilled to be with Alma Pramac Racing on this new MotoE adventure," said Hook, who has also made six grand prix appearances as a wild-card/replacement rider in the 125 and Moto2 classes.

"The 2019 season will be the first of many years for this new category and represents a great opportunity for me. I am very grateful to the team for believing in my ability and I am sure that we can get great satisfaction.

"MotoE is something new for everyone, so it will be great to work on the development of the bike and I'm sure we can have some great races.

"We have a few days of testing next week in Jerez and I am looking forward to working with the team on this new project so that we can have a real understanding of the bike. I would like to thank the Alma Pramac Racing team once again for making this possible."

The Pramac announcement means 14 of the 18 MotoE seats have now been filled.