Torres will fight in Assen to increase his MotoE advantage

The Openbank Aspar Team rider faces the last Grand Prix before the summer break with the aim of getting back on the podium


The MotoE World Championship reaches its last race week before the summer break, the Dutch TT, with Openbank Aspar Team rider Jordi Torres leading the standings after a victory and a third place at Sachsenring. The Spanish rider has an advantage of 18 points over Matteo Ferrari and 20 over Héctor Garzó. The Openbank Aspar Team rider has already been on the podium in MotoE in Assen. It was in 2021, the year in which he would become the first two-times champion of the category, when he achieved a second position, just eight tenths off Brazilian Eric Granado. Now, Torres faces the races at the historic Assen track as the benchmark of the championship and will seek to score as many points as possible to close the first half of the season with a good margin of points over his rivals.

His Openbank Aspar Team teammate, María Herrera, arrives at the grand prix that marks the middle of the season with eight points in the standings. The Spanish riderreturns to a circuit in which she has already contested two GPs in the MotoE category, with an eighth position as her best result. Herrera will continue working to maintain the progression that she has been showing since the beginning of the season and to be able to fight with the intermediate group of the category. The MotoE World Championship riders will have two races again this weekend, the seventh and eighth of the championship, at 12:15 p.m. and at 4:10 p.m. on Saturday


Jordi Torres: “The TT Assen is quite particular, but I like it. We have had great races there in other seasons. We will try to follow the same line as in Sachsenring. We will try to come out strong from the first session and always stay in the top positions. It will be important to continue to control the front end of the bike. If we keep like this, I think we will have podium options.”

María Herrera: “Last year we got a good position in the second race in Assen and this year we will start out wanting to push because this bike requires more effort from the front end. I'm looking forward to finding better sensations and continuing with the progression we're making.”