Torres remains in the lead despite the difficulties

The Openbank Aspar Team rider has saved a difficult weekend with a fifth and a ninth position. María Herrera has scored two more points after finishing fourteenth in the second race


Andrea Mantovani and Eric Granado have taken the victories at the Italian Grand Prix in two races with very different conditions. The Italian, after starting from fifth position, has won the morning race in the dry. Mantovani has managed to come back and win after fighting for the victory with his compatriots Matteo Ferrari and Mattia Casadei, who have completed the first podium of the day. However, Ferrari has not been satisfied with the second place in the morning and has gone out to win in a second race conditioned by the rain. The electric category riders had not ridden in such conditions this weekend with the new Ducati and it has been Eric Granado who has adapted best to the track. The Brazilian, who missed the first Grand Prix of the season due to injury, has achieved his first win of the year in a race in which Kevin Manfredi and Matteo Ferrari have completed the first three places. With his two podium finishes today, Ferrari closes the gap to MotoE World Championship leader, Openbank Aspar Team rider Jordi Torres, who still holds a two-point advantage over the Italian.

Openbank Aspar Team rider Jordi Torres remains as the MotoE World Championship leader after a difficult Italian Grand Prix. In the first race of the weekend, he has been relegated to tenth place at the start. The Spanish, who has not had a good feeling with the front end of the bike, has stayed in the second group and has crossed the finish line in ninth position. In the second race, the Openbank Aspar Team rider has finished fifth in the rain. With these results, his advantage over his rivals has been reduced to two points over Ferrari and four over Héctor Garzó. His teammate María Herrera has closed the second Grand Prix of the season with two more points after finishing fourteenth in the second race in Mugello. In the morning, Herrera has not felt completely comfortable on the bike and has finished seventeenth. Herrera has gained experience in wet conditions with the Ducati and hopes to continue his progress in the next races.


Jordi Torres (9th / 5th): “We close the Italian Grand Prix with a bittersweet taste. We have had only a few laps to get references and understand the circuit. In the first race I have not been able to overtake because I was suffering with the front end. I have been focused on keeping a safe pace and I have finished ninth. In the afternoon, the rain has surprised everyone, although the bike adapts well to these conditions. I had riders in front of me and when I reached the corners I couldn't see well. I have tried to minimise the mistakes, we have scored good points and we are going to Germany leading the championship.”

María Herrera (17th / 14th): “I think we are finding the way forward for the next races. In the morning I hoped for a better result, but I had a lot of chatter on the front of the bike and I couldn't ride the way I like. In the afternoon the race has been on wet conditions, which is one of my weak points. We will keep working hard to find a better feeling. I want to thank the team and the sponsors for all their support.”