Torres to defend MotoE lead in Germany

The Openbank Aspar Team rider arrives to the third Grand Prix of the season with an advantage of two points. María Herrera will try to improve her feelings at a circuit where she competed in 2019


The MotoE riders face this weekend the second of the three back-to-back Grands Prix that they will contest before the summer break after a demanding Italian Grand Prix. The Sachsenring circuit will host two new races of a category led by Openbank Aspar Team rider Jordi Torres, with an advantage of two points over Matteo Ferrari and four points over Héctor Garzó. The electric category riders have only competed in the German track in 2019. From that race, only five riders repeat this year: Ferrari, Garzó, Mattia Casadei, Eric Granado and Openbank Aspar Team rider María Herrera.

Jordi Torres and the Openbank Aspar Team head into the third round of the season at the top of the overall standings. The Spanish rider saved the weekend in Mugello with a result that allows him to stay in the lead after a race weekend that he described as the most difficult one of the three he has to face in June. Now, in Germany, where he achieved his first World Championship victory with the Aspar Team in 2013 in Moto2, he will have to give his best from the first moment to adapt quickly to the special Sachsenring track to be able to fight for the front positions. His teammate María Herrera competed in Germany in 2019, in the category's inaugural race. Four years later, Herrera is one of the most experienced riders in MotoE and faces a new round of the World Championship with the desire to find a way to enjoy riding the Ducati.


Jordi Torres: “I think there are more positive races coming up for me. Mugello was going to be hopefully the most complicated one this month. I haven't gone to Sachsenring for a long time, but it's a circuit that I like a lot. I've never ridden there with the MotoE bike, so I'll start again from scratch like in Mugello. I think it's a track that suits my riding style. With the Moto2 I felt comfortable and I hope it will be the same with the Ducati. We will have to be smart and push from the first moment. We'll keep an eye on the weather.”

María Herrera: “We competed in 2019 in Germany and I felt good with the MotoE. I think it will be better with the Ducati, as it is lighter. I want to progress and find the way that makes me enjoy riding the bike.”