New victory for MotoE leader Jordi Torres

The Openbank Aspar Team rider closes the German Grand Prix with a win and a third place. María Herrera adds one more point to the overall standings


Jordi Torres has closed the German Grand Prix with an even bigger advantage on the MotoE World Championship standings. The Openbank Aspar Team rider came into the third GP of the season two points ahead of Matteo Ferrari and four ahead of Héctor Garzó, but after a win and a third place at Sachsenring, the Spanish has increased the gap over his main rivals to 18 points. Torres has won the morning race after battling with Héctor Garzó and Eric Granado, who have crashed on the final lap while they were trying to overtake Torres. Randy Krummenacher and Nicholas Spinelli have taken advantage of the incident to complete the first podium of the day. In the afternoon, Garzó, Casadei and Torres have led a very close race, but it has been Garzó who has taken the victory, the first of his career, after a red flag caused by the rain has stopped the race with four laps to go.

María Herrera leaves Sachsenring with one more point for the overall standings. The Spanish rider has finished the first race in fifteenth position, fighting with Alessio Finello to get into the points. In the afternoon, Herrera has not given up and has completed the second race trying to reach the group, but the rain has stopped the race when the Openbank Aspar Team rider was in eighteenth position.


Jordi Torres (Winner / 3rd): “It's been a fantastic weekend. We have been able to recover from the results of Mugello and distance ourselves at the top of the general standings. I really wanted to show that we can fight for the title and Le Mans was not a coincidence. I have felt good in both races. The first one has been incredible, because of how it has gone and because it has meant the 400th podium for the team. In the second one I could have pushed at the end, but the red flag prevented me from doing it. We are still leading the championship and we are ready for everything to come.”

María Herrera (15th / 18th): “I'm happy with the step we've done. We have started the day with a great feeling in the first race. In contrast to Mugello, we've closed the gap to the front of the race. In the afternoon I have had a good start, but I almost have an incident with another rider. At the beginning of second the race, it has started to rain and I have not been able to continue my comeback.”