Torres will have his last title attack from second row

The Openbank Aspar Team rider will try to make the most of his chances of becoming champion from fifth place


The MotoE World Championship will end tomorrow with the last two races of the season, in which leader Mattia Casadei will start from pole position. The Italian will have a great chance to get the title as his main rivals, Openbank Aspar Team rider Jordi Torres and Matteo Ferrari will start from fifth and tenth place. Casadei has a 21-point advantage over the Spaniard and 22 over Ferrari. At first, it was the Gresini rider who had got pole position, but a penalty for a technical infringement in the tyre pressure will make him start from fourth row.

Torres will start the last Grand Prix of the year from fifth position. The Spanish rider, who has had to take part in Q1 at San Marino, has not had an easy day, but is confident that he can complete two good races tomorrow to stay in the fight for the Championship until the last corner. Torres will try to make the most of the information gained from today in order to spring a surprise. His Openbank Aspar teammate, María Herrera, will start from seventeenth place. The Spanish will try to end the MotoE season on a high note and score her last points of the year.


5th Jordi Torres 1:41.062: “Tomorrow everything will be decided. Each time I have gone out on track we have extracted conclusions that have helped us to find a better set-up for the bike. Small chattering in Q2 has prevented me from getting my time down and starting from the front. I'm happy because I have completed more laps after going through Q1 and I can get even more information. Tomorrow's races will be tough. Italians are the favourites here, but from the second row we still have a chance. I'm proud of myself and my team for the season we've done, and tomorrow we'll go for it.”

17th María Herrera 1:43.626: “We have started the day with good feelings, but then in the qualifying I have not been able to improve my time from the first free practice. We have to analyse what has happened. Tomorrow we'll try to be in the group to take a step forward and end the season on a high.”