Jordi Torres and the Openbank Aspar Team start the season on a high

The Spanish rider has opened a new era in MotoE with his first win of the season and a second place to take the championship lead. María Herrera has scored her first points after finishing twelfth and fifteenth


The MotoE riders have opened a new era of the championship at Le Mans. The first leader of the category is the Openbank Aspar Team rider Jordi Torres after winning the first race and finishing second in the closing round of the French Grand Prix, behind Matteo Ferrari. In both races, the Italian and the Spanish have kept a nice battle. The first one has ended before the chequered flag, after the Italian's crash. Héctor Garzó has scored two podium finishes in the championship opener and the Swiss rider Randy Krummenacher has been third in the first race.

Openbank Aspar Team rider Jordi Torres has made a great start to the new MotoE World Championship, taking victory and second place in the first two races of the season. In the morning, the Spanish rider, who started third, waited behind Matteo Ferrari and Héctor Garzó until he managed to overtake Garzo on the last lap to take victory. However, in the second race it has been Matteo Ferrari who has passed Jordi on the last lap, after completing a long lap penalty, to take the 25 points. The Openbank Aspar Team rider closes the weekend in France as the first leader of the championship, nine points ahead of the second. His Openbank Aspar Team teammate María Herrera has finished the first race of the season in twelfth position. Herrera has taken advantage of the crashes of up to five riders to score her first four points of the year. In the second race, she has been able to improve her pace, but finally Herrera has finished the French Grand Prix in fifteenth position.


Jordi Torres (Winner / 2nd): “I'm very happy, the first race week has gone very well. Having two races on Saturday is difficult, and even more so when it's with a new bike or without knowing the durability of the tyres, among other things. In the first race I had to improvise, I was a bit behind in the first laps waiting for my chance. On the last lap I decided to push and I got the victory. In the second race I haven't taken so many risks, I have finished second and it's good for us to keep on winning.”

María Herrera (12th / 15th): “In the first race we knew we could make a step forward, but the rain in the morning affected us because we had no grip. It was a bit more difficult for me because I don't usually feel that kind of grip on the rear, and I need to get that confidence. As our practice sessions are so short, we still don't have a perfect base and I still don't really understand the riding style on this bike. I went out with more confidence in the afternoon and I was a second faster. We are closer, but this is only the beginning and we have to keep improving. I want to thank the team, they have been supporting me from the first moment.”