With the world’s major racing classes in the four-wheel world getting electric car racing series, motorcycling’s premier racing series, MotoGP, does not intend to be left behind. Carmelo Ezpeleta, head of Dorna, the commercial concern that manages MotoGP, said an all-electric motorcycle racing series could hit the grid as early as 2019.

Currently the only two races that feature an all-electric class are the Isle of Man TT and the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. In an interview with Motorsport, Ezpeleta said a five-race series is being planned, with an inauguration date in 2019.

“The project is very advanced. It’s most likely that in 2019 we will have several support races in Europe,” he said. The plan is for the series to be a one-make race, with all the bikes being identical, with each race run over 10 laps.

The racing e-bikes are supposed to reach speeds of up to 200 km/h, with each grid comprising of 18 bikes. According to the report, reserved slots will be offered to any of the current MotoGP independent teams showing an interest in participating.