The Openbank Aspar Team goes on the attack in Barcelona

Jordi Torres aims to continue increasing his lead in the standings at home, in the penultimate grand prix of the season


MotoE's longest season approaches its own chequered flag with an intense final stretch, with two consecutive weekends of action and four races between Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya and Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli. Four challenges, one hundred points and a single champion, the first world champion of the category having the competition acquired World Championship status this year. Jordi Torres and Matteo Ferrari have maintained an exciting fight to date, a duel to which the Italian Mattia Casadei has invited himself after getting three consecutive victories in the last three races. Fifteen points separate the Openbank Aspar Team rider from Casadei, second now, one point ahead of Ferrari. All of them will have the opportunity to race at home in this season finale. First comes the turn of Torres, who lives a few kilometres from Montmeló and who hopes that the local push will allow him to arrive next week with a sufficient advantage in San Marino, territory of Ferrari and Casadei.

The Openbank Aspar Team goes on the attack in Barcelona, in the penultimate round of the MotoE World Championship, to try to increase its MotoE lead. Jordi Torres, leader of the category since his victory in the first race, maintained the differences in Austria despite being a complicated track for his interests. Now, at home, Torres will continue fighting to increase the distance with Casadei and Ferrari on a circuit almost unknown to riders in the electric category. They raced there in 2021, in a race in which the now Openbank Aspar Team rider was on the podium, behind Miquel Pons and Dominique Aegerter, and in which Ferrari was seventh and Casadei did not score points. The last pre-season tests this year were also held in Barcelona, so the teams have information from the Catalan circuit to go out on track more prepared this weekend. María Herrera will try to take advantage of this data to facilitate the step forward that she has been waiting for all season and that she wants to achieve this week in front of her fans.


Jordi Torres: “We're racing this weekend at home, and we must push as we already did in Austria. It is the final part of the season, and it is important to be aggressive and fight to get the best possible result by taking risks to be in front. We will continue in that vein in Barcelona, a circuit with long straights, but also with many corners that suit my driving style.”

María Herrera: “We must keep working on my riding because it's taking me more than expected. In Barcelona we race at home, in front of our fans, and it's time to wake up and take the step we've been waiting for all season.”