Nicolas Goubert is to leave Michelin and join Dorna, to lead the new electric bike racing series the Moto-e World Cup, due to be run from 2019. The press release announcing the move appears below:
Dorna Sports appoints Nicolas Goubert as FIM Moto-e World Cup Executive Director
Dorna Sports is pleased to appoint Nicolas Goubert as executive director of the upcoming electric motorcycle championship, the FIM Moto-e World Cup.
Currently Technical Director for Michelin Racing, the Frenchman leaves the French tyre manufacturer after 28 years of service, mainly spent leading racing projects including the brand’s presence in MotoGP™.
Goubert played a key role in strengthening Michelin’s relationship with Dorna Sports as the official supplier of the premier class, as reflected in the French marque recently having renewed their commitment to MotoGP™ until at least the end of 2023.
Goubert will now bring his experience and know-how to this brand-new and world-leading project, taking up his new position in February 2018.