MotoE: Meet the riders #7 – Maria Herrera

Maria Herrera is a 22-year-old rider from Oropesa, Spain riding in the MotoE World Cup in 2019.

Maria started her professional racing campaign in 2012 with the junior Estrella Galicia 0,0 team and became the first female race winner in CEV. Maria continued with the team in 2013/14 competing in four Moto3 World Championship races as a wildcard.

Herrera became a full-time rider in the World Championships in 2015 on board the Husqvarna riding for the Factory Laglisse team, in that season Maria scored 9 points ending the season in 29th place respectively.

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Photo Credit: MotorGiga.com

In 2016 Maria Herrera had re-signed alongside Lorenzo Dalla Porta, however, the team initially withdrew from the championship due to financial issues. A few weeks later Maria announced she would be riding for her own team, MH6 Laglisse, picking up 7 points in her 2nd full-time season ending the year in 31st.

In 2017 Maria remained in the Moto3 paddock onboard the AGR Team but withdrew from the championship in San Marino. It wasn’t long till Maria was back on the grid as she replaced Albert Arenas for the Australian and Japanese Grand Prix.

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Photo Credit: MotoGP

The launch of the World Supersport 300 championship opened up a new opportunity for Herrera as she announced that she would be competing in the class onboard the BCD Yamaha MS Racing’s Yamaha YZF-R3. In a season full of top 10’s, her best result of fourth coming at the final round in Magny Cours saw Maria end the season in 13th position with 45points to her name.

For 2019 Maria Herrera will compete in both World Supersport and the MotoE Championship, Herrera will become the first female to race in World Supersport full-time onboard the Yamaha YZF-R6 ran by MS Racing.

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Photo Credit: WorldSBK

Herrera will also ride the Angel Nieto prepared MotoE bike for 2019 meaning she has a busy schedule for the 2019 season.

Find out how Maria Herrera gets on throughout 2019, here at NowMoto and in our NowMoto podcasts!

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