The Openbank Aspar Team leads the way to Italy

Jordi Torres leads the overall standings by nine points and will be looking for victory again this weekend at Mugello


After the French Grand Prix kicked off the new season, the MotoE World Championship arrives to Italy, where the riders of the electric category have only competed last year. The Italian Matteo Ferrari, who enters his home Grand Prix from third in the overall standings, is the only rider on the current grid who knows what win at Mugello on the electric bike means. However, all riders arrive at the Italian Grand Prix on equal conditions after the bike change and the debut of the Ducati, with which no one has ridden there before. The precedent of the French Grand Prix, where the track record was broken from the first practice, promises better times and a great competitiveness at Mugello.

Jordi Torres and the Openbank Aspar Team arrive at the second round of the MotoE World Championship season as leaders. After a win and a second place at Le Mans, the Spanish rider heads an overall World Championship standing for the first time in his career, 9 points ahead of Hector Garzo, 20 points over Matteo Ferrari and 45 points over Eric Granado, one of the strongest riders in the category, who is expected to start his season this weekend after an injury that prevented him from competing in France.

Torres, who in Italy will wear the Zinia colours, the Santander Group's BNPL consumer finance platform, was unable to participate at Mugello last year due to injury. Despite this, the Openbank Aspar Team rider will try to keep working in the same way to fight for the victory again and consolidate himself at the top of the overall standings. His teammate María Herrera will compete in Mugello with the Banco Santander colours in both races. After scoring her first points in France, Herrera is ready for two new challenges and will work to fight with the group this weekend.


Jordi Torres: “We arrive to Mugello as leaders and with high expectations. It will be a tough weekend, at a circuit where I haven't raced since 2014, when I was in Moto2. I will need to take advantage of Friday to get references and study the lines if I want to adapt quickly to the track. Many of the current riders raced here last year, so they have a bit of advantage. This could be the most difficult weekend of the three we have in June, because of the circuit, the straight and the nine years that have passed since the last time I raced here. We already have an idea of how the races, the bike and the tyre wear are and which riders will be able to battle for the championship. We are prepared to fight for it, but we have to keep working race by race because this is just the beginning. It will be interesting to see how the weekend goes at Mugello, we will have to be smart and brave. We will have six races in three consecutive weekends, so we have to be ready for it.”

María Herrera: “We come to Mugello, a very fun and technical track. We will have to work hard from the first moment. In the last few weeks, I have been training on a big bike. I've been working hard and I'm looking forward to this weekend. Together with the team we will make it.”