María Herrera is the only female rider currently competing in the World Championship. In 2019 she will compete with the Angel Nieto Team in the new MotoE category, with electric bikes. The 22-year-old debuted at the Moto3 World Championship in 2013 as a wild card rider, but had started competing with a minibike in 2004, thanks to the love for the bike that her father transmitted to her. Since then, she has not been able to leave the bike aside and has raced in a variety of championships.
In 2013 she became the first woman to win a race in the Spanish Championship, at the age of 16. Later, she made the leap to the Moto3 World Championship as a permanent driver and in 2018, after three full seasons, she moved on to the Supersport 300 World Championship. Maria, who is not afraid of challenges, faced a new one in 2019: shining in a new category, the FIM Enel MotoE World Cup, and she did it together with Openbank Ángel Nieto Team, achieving the fifth position in the Misano race, just a few tenths-off the podium positions. In 2020, Herrera wants to continue growing in this new category of the World Championship with the Openbank Aspar team.