Jordi Torres and the Openbank Aspar Team, MotoE runner-ups!

The Spanish rider has secured the second place in the MotoE World Championship after finishing fourth in the final San Marino Grand Prix race


Jordi Torres and the Openbank Aspar Team have finished the year as the MotoE World Championship runner-ups after a season full of joy, with two wins, three pole positions and a total of six podiums in sixteen races. The Spanish rider led the championship from the first round in France to the penultimate Grand Prix in Barcelona last week. Torres arrived at Misano 21 points behind the new leader and, after the first race, he has lost the chance to fight for the title. Despite this, the Openbank Aspar Team rider has not given up and, in the second race, has fought until the end to cross the finish line fifth, a position that put him in third in the overall standings. However, a later penalty for Andrea Mantovani, who had finished fourth, has meant that Torres has scored the two points he needed to finish the season as runner-up.

Openbank Aspar Team rider María Herrera has ended the MotoE World Championship with a thirteenth and a sixteenth position. The Spanish rider arrived at San Marino with the aim of scoring points in the last Grand Prix, and she has achieved it. Herrera has taken her last three points of the year and has finished her fifth season in the category in eighteenth place, on a day in which Mattia Casadei has been crowned as MotoE World Champion.

The Italian has achieved it after taking the win in the first race of the San Marino Grand Prix, and then he has celebrated it with a third place in the final race of the season. With five wins, eight podiums and one pole position Casadei has become the first MotoE World Champion.


Jordi Torres (10th / 4th): “We have tried everything. We have been close to the front riders, but I have lacked a bit more to fight for the podium. I have tried to defend myself and it has helped me to get the runner-up position. This has been a special year. We have learned a lot from the mistakes we have made, but I have also shown my full potential. We have lost the championship in the last four races, but this will make us stronger. I want to thank the Openbank Aspar Team and everyone who has supported me throughout this season.”

María Herrera (13th / 16th): “We have made a big step in the first race. We have had a great pace and we knew that we could improve in the afternoon. However, we have not been able to fight because we have struggled with the tyre and it has been complicated. I have not achieved a better result, but I am very grateful for the work of the team. It's been a difficult year for me, but I'm happy.”