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Racing Season 2021 Report

Racing Season 2021 Report

The two racing events this weekend in Boves, Italy marked the conclusion of the 2021 season of e-bike cross racing in Italy. Qulbix team is happy to report that Qulbix Q140MD Core e-bikes were ridden by top 4 riders of the Open category.

E-Bike Racing in Italy: FMI E-Bike Cross Championship

This was the second consecutive year that National Italian Motorcycle Federation or FMI (Federazione Motociclistica Italiana) set-up the E-Bike Cross National Championship, where e-bike riders could compete on closed motocross circuits. The Championship was divided in 3 different classes (beside the Women’s and Junior categories) based on power and weight of the e-bikes. Qulbix bikes contended in the Open category, where speed and weight of the bikes were not limited, but all competing bikes needed to have pedalling propulsion, as foot pegs were not allowed. So, for the needs of the championship, all Qulbix riders rode the Q140MD Core installed with twist throttle, pedals and a moto seat set-up.

Italian E-Bike Cross Championship 2021

OffRoad Pro Racing was managing all six events of the Championship, which took place on different motocross tracks across northern Italy. From the first two races on the sandy track of Chieve, to a technically challenging supercross track at Abano Terme and the legendary fast cross track at Arsago Seprio, which was revived especially for the championship by Fabio Tognella and the team from the Somma Lombardo Motoclub, after laying dormant for years.

Q140MD Core e-bike on the sandy track of the Zetamxpark track in Chieve.

Mitja Sorn on a Q140MD Core ebike at the first round of the Italian E-Bike Cross Championship on the sandy track of the Zetamxpark track in Chieve.

Giuliano Boschi on a Q140MD Core ebike at the third round of the Italian E-Bike Cross Championship at the night race in the Arena Cross Carpi.

Giuliano Boschi on a Q140MD Core ebike at the third round of the Italian E-Bike Cross Championship at the night race in the Arena Cross Carpi.

Ivan Clementi, a 250cc, Superbike and Supersport world championship rider at the round 4 of the Championship, on the sandy supercross track of Infinity Sport Village in Abano Terme.

Ivan Clementi, a 250cc, Superbike and Supersport world championship rider at the round 4 of the Championship, on the sandy track of Infinity Sport Village in Abano Terme.

Stefano Canale at the fifth race of the Championship, on the legenday Fast Track track of Arsago Seprio.

Stefano Canale at the fifth race of the Championship, on the legenday Fast Cross track of Arsago Seprio.

Different tracks gave Qulbix riders the opportunity to test the bike’s performance and their own skill in specific conditions of individual tracks.

Qulbix Riders

Qulbix Riders

Many riders have tried out their riding form on a Qulbix bike this season, some riding at one event only, others joined in at multiple locations and others competing throughout the season.

One, which stood out from all the rest, was the young and talented Giuliano Boschi, a rider for the Valdinievole e-bike team and a manager of the MXGP JK Racing team. Boschi won most of the 12 races and became the 2021 Italian Champion in the Open category of the E-Bike Cross.

Giuliano Boschi

We’re also proud to say that our own CEO and manager of the Qulbix factory team, Mitja Sorn, was the runner up of the season, finishing up on the podium of most races.

Qulbix rider Mitja Šorn

Third place was taken by Marco Gualdani of team Gorlese, a motocross commentator and a journalist for the Motociclismo Fuoristrada magazine.

Qulbix rider Mitja Šorn


FIM EX-Bike World Cup

Crowning the end of the Italian e-bike cross season was a two-race EX-Bike Cross World Cup event that took place a day after the last championship race. FIM (Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme) invited riders from different countries to compete in e-bike cross in different categories. Qulbix riders took part in the Proto category, where the weight of the bikes was limited to 60 kg, the power to 5kW and all bikes were pedal propelled only. Neither foot pegs, nor twist throttle were allowed.

For this event Qulbix bikes were set-up to meet the FIM regulations, so the power was limited and PAS (pedal assist system) was installed. Twist throttle was disengaged, so rider could only regulate power by pedalling, which resulted in a very different riding style compared to the Italian Championship races.

The action begun straight away, as the star rider Boschi had a bad start and needed to ride aggressively to catch-up the 6 places to be able to take the lead. As he caught up to the leading rider he miscalculated and crashed. Due to his a large advantage he managed to finish second. He took the silver medal in total. Qulbix CEO, Mitja Sorn, also started slow, but kept good pace during both races and finished third in total.

With two places on the podium of FIM’s EX-Bike World Cup, Qulbix wrapped up a successful racing season of 2021.

Both, medals and crashes aside, Qulbix team has had an amazing time riding side-by-side with different great riders. Not just those riding Qulbix bikes, but also other e-bike brands. Creating a brand new sport is a mutual effort, so thank you to everyone evolved – sporting organisations of FMI and FIM, event promoters and all the riders and their teams. See you all next year!

Qulbix Racing Season 2021

Looking Forward to 2022

The Qulbix Team is already in preparation for the season 2022 and invites all riders who might like to compete in the Italian Championship to contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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