Torres to lead third row at the Italian Grand Prix

The Openbank Aspar Team rider will start tomorrow's two races from seventh position. María Herrera will begin eighteenth


Second round of the MotoE World Championship, second pole position for Matteo Ferrari. The Italian, who won one of the races at Mugello last year, has clocked a best time of 1:55.752, three seconds faster than Dominique Aegerter's pole time in 2022. Local fans will enjoy two races tomorrow with four Italian riders occupying the top six positions on the grid. Mattia Casadei will start second, while Andrea Mantovani and Kevin Zannoni will close the second row in fifth and sixth positions respectively. Among the home riders are the Swiss Randy Krummenacher, who will start third, and the Brazilian Eric Granado, who will be fourth on the grid.

Openbank Aspar Team rider Jordi Torres will start the Italian Grand Prix from the third row. The Spanish, who has topped Q1 with the fastest time of the session, will start seventh in tomorrow's races. Torres, who had not ridden at Mugello for nine years, has kept adapting to the circuit as the sessions have gone by. Despite not being able to turn the work into a better grid position, Torres is confident of being in the fight for the win in the second Grand Prix of the season. His teammate María Herrera has made progress lap after lap. In Q1, the Spanish rider has improved her morning time by two seconds, showing a better adaptation to the bike and the track. With everything she has learned today, Herrera aims to be able to get closer to the group and complete two good races tomorrow.


7th Jordi Torres 1:56.649: “In the first practice I have had to get references because I hadn't ridden here for many years. In the second I have been able to attack a bit more and I have arrived to the qualifying with clear ideas. We have improved throughout the day and in Q1 I have already done a great lap time on my own. Maybe the mistake has been to go out in Q2 with another rider as a reference. I had been working on myself and looking at others might have had a negative effect on me. Starting from seventh position means that we can fight for the victory. It will be difficult, the Italian riders are very fast here, but if we control the tyre wear and avoid mistakes, we can be in the battle.”

18th María Herrera 1:59.525: “I was really looking forward to this track, maybe too much, because on the first lap I have gone off the track. From then on, we have had to row against the tide and we have improved session by session. I hope that tomorrow's races will be in the dry to get closer to the group and have good races.”