SIC names Smith's replacement for new MotoE season

Jamie Klein
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Czech rider Kornfeil, 27, will campaign SIC's sole bike entered under the 'WithU Racing' banner in the all-electric support class, as Smith replaces Andrea Iannone for the opening rounds of the new MotoGP season at Jerez.

Iannone is currently serving an 18-month doping suspension, with Smith set to fill in for the Italian for the foreseeable future.

Smith dovetailed his MotoE duties with his programme of MotoGP wildcards for Aprilia last year, placing second in the standings in the former behind Matteo Ferrari.

Bradley Smith, SIC Racing Team

Bradley Smith, SIC Racing Team<span class="copyright">Gold and Goose / Motorsport Images</span>
Bradley Smith, SIC Racing TeamGold and Goose / Motorsport Images

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Kornfeil is a veteran of 143 starts in Moto3, having made his debut in the lightweight class back in 2009. Since then he has scored five podiums and a sole pole position.

He had already been ousted from his ride at the Prustel GP squad, which has recruited rookies Barry Baltus and Jason Dupasquier for the 2020 campaign.

One other change to the MotoE entry list since it was originally issued last year is former 125cc champion Nico Terol making way for Alejandro Medina at the Aspar team.

Spanish rider Medina placed third in the Spanish Superbike series last year, and also started two Moto2 races in 2018 for the SAG team in place of Isaac Vinales.

The new MotoE season will comprise seven races, starting at Jerez on July 19 and concluding with a double-header at Le Mans in October.

2020 MotoE entry list:

#

Rider

Team

5

San Marino
San Marino

 Alex de Angelis

Pramac

6

Spain
Spain

 Maria Herrera

Aspar

7

Italy
Italy

 Niccolo Canepa

LCR

10

Belgium
Belgium

 Xavier Simeon

LCR

11

Italy
Italy

 Matteo Ferrari

Gresini

16

Australia
Australia

 Josh Hook

Pramac

20

Andorra
Andorra

 Xavier Cardelus

Avintia

27

Italy
Italy

 Mattia Casadei

SIC58

35

Germany
Germany

 Lukas Tulovic

Tech 3

40

Spain
Spain

 Jordi Torres

Pons

51

Brazil
Brazil

 Eric Granado

Avintia

55

Spain
Spain

 Alejandro Medina

Aspar

61

Italy
Italy

 Alessandro Zaccone

Gresini

63

France
France

 Mike Di Meglio

Marc VDS

66

Finland
Finland

 Niki Tuuli

Ajo

70

Italy
Italy

 Tommaso Marcon

Tech 3

77

Switzerland
Switzerland

 Dominique Aegerter

Intact GP

84

Czech Republic
Czech Republic

 Jakub Kornfeil

WithU (SIC)