Torres doubles his advantage after two top 5 at Silverstone

The Openbank Aspar Team rider has recovered from yesterday's crash to increase his lead over Matteo Ferrari to 15 points


In the fifth Grand Prix of the season, the first after the summer break, Randy Krummenacher and Mattia Casadei have shared the victories after two wet races. In the first one there has been an overtaking battle, with up to four different riders in the lead. In the end, the Swiss rider, who has started from sixth place, has managed to move up to take his first victory in the electric category. Kevin Manfredi and Eric Granado have finished behind him. The second race has started chaotically, with up to five riders crashing in the first lap, including the winner of the first race. At the front, Mattia Casadei and Eric Granado have maintained a nice fight that has ended up with the Italian winning the race. Behind them has finished Nicolas Spinelli, after fighting with the leader of the category Jordi Torres.

Openbank Aspar Team rider Jordi Torres has closed the British Grand Prix with a double top 5. After his crash in Q2 yesterday, the Spanish has started both races from ninth position, but he has managed to close the weekend with positive results to continue at the top of the overall standings. In the first race, Torres has moved up four positions to finish fifth, while in the afternoon he has ended close to the podium after battling with Spinelli for third place. The Openbank Aspar Team rider has finished both races ahead of his main rival for the World Championship title, Matteo Ferrari, who has closed the British Grand Prix with an eighth and a seventh place after receiving a three-second penalty in the second race. With these results, Torres increases his advantage to 15 points over Matteo Ferrari and keeps Mattia Casadei, who moves up to third overall, 44 points behind him.

His Openbank Aspar Team teammate, María Herrera, leaves Silverstone with one of her best results so far, a thirteenth place in the second race. With her fifteenth place in the morning race, María Herrera now has 12+1 points in the overall standings. Herrera keeps improving her feeling on the Ducati and hopes to continue on this path at the next round of the World Championship, the Austrian Grand Prix.


Jordi Torres (5th / 4th): “It has been a good weekend despite yesterday's crash. I thought that starting from ninth place was going to make the races more difficult for us. I have finished both races with the feeling that we could have fought for the podium, but I have missed to start from a better grid position. Rainy races open up more possibilities, but they open them up for all the riders. It is very difficult to reach the front positions with so many overtaking moves. The positive thing about this weekend is that we have fought hard, have done a lot of overtakes, we have been aggressive and we have been able to defend ourselves. Our rival is still close and we will try to keep him away.”

María Herrera (15th /13th): “In the first race I have had a good start, but in the second race I have found several crashes in front of me and the other riders have gone away. In the afternoon I have done a big step forward, but I think it has not been reflected because I could have competed with the group. Little by little I'm improving my feeling and I'm getting more confident. We will analyse the information of this Grand Prix to draw conclusions for other races in wet conditions.”