Austria, unfinished business for leader Jordi Torres

The Openbank Aspar Team rider increased his MotoE lead in Silverstone, but faces a new race week on a circuit that is adverse to him 


The season finale of the MotoE World Championship is getting closer and the Openbank Aspar Team rider Jordi Torres continues to enjoy the lead for another week. At Silverstone, a track that was not good to his interests, not only did he not lose the advantage over his rivals, but he increased his gap in front of the general classification: from eight points he had over Matteo Ferrari, he went to fifteen; while the third classified remains still more than forty points off Torres. There are still 150 to be won, but the opportunities to recover ground are shrinking. The first two chances will arrive this week in Austria, a track that is again adverse to Torres's characteristics, with large ups and downs and strong braking points that will require a lot of power at the exit of the corners. 

His teammate in the Openbank Aspar Team, María Herrera, returns to Austria, where last year she achieved one of her best results by finishing eleventh in the first of the two races. Herrera has scored points in all the rounds of the season and is confident that she can take another step forward this weekend at the Red Bull Ring. Austria, where Torres has unfinished business after failing to get past seventh position in his last three races there, and where Herrera hopes to fight with the group, will start the last part of a championship that will close in the first two September weekends, between Barcelona and San Marino. 


Jordi Torres: “The end is getting closer and we are still in the lead, without giving up. We now come to another complicated circuit for me, with a lot of ups and downs, with big braking points and strong accelerations that can be a disadvantage for me, but that will not serve as an excuse. We are going to work from the first practice to achieve the best possible configuration of the bike to be able to fight until the chequered flag in the two races.” 

María Herrera: “This weekend we are going to work from the beginning to get the best configuration of the bike for the two races on Saturday. Last year in Austria we were one step away from the top 10 in the first race, we scored points in both, and this year we want to continue improving.”