The new World Cup that Aspar is pursuing with Torres and Herrera

The Aspar team is one of the most successful in the Motorcycle World Championship, not only for all that the man from Alziría achieved as a rider (three 80cc world titles and one 125cc) but also for the six he won as team owner in the 125cc categories (with Talmacsi, Simón, Bautista and Terol) and Moto3 ( those of Arenas and Guevara). Good Jorge Martínez still has to win the Moto2 crowns, something that he will try again this year with Guevara and Dixon, but also the new MotoE World Championship. The electric motorcycle championship is no longer a cup and this year it rises in rank, to the World Cup level, which will multiply their interest in a clearly booming competition that also incorporates a new motorcycle on the grid, the lighter Ducati V21L than its predecessor.

For the occasion, Aspar has opted for the continuity of Maria Herrera, who at 26 years old will face the fifth season of electric motorcycles and is one of the three drivers, along with Granado and Ferrari, who has taken part in all the electric races carried out so far. She, together with the Toledo woman, will share a box this time with an old acquaintance of the Aspar family, because they have already won races together and stood on the podium in the Moto2 World Championship. Is about Jordi Torres, two-time electric motorcycle champion when he raced with the Energica, in the 2020 and 2021 seasons, and he is seen wanting more titles.

It is normal that with such a squad, and with the renewal of Openbank as the main sponsor, Aspar is once again excited and is running as one of the favorites for the title of first MotoE world champion: “In 2023 a new challenge begins with the World of MotoE and we are sure that, together with Openbank, we can reach the top of the podium. We once again have María Herrera in the team and we welcome Jordi Torres, two-time MotoE champion and a great acquaintance of the team, with open arms. Together we hope to add successes in this season that begins next week with the tests in Jerez”.

María Herrera, for her part, says: “I am very happy to continue with the Openbank Aspar Team in a season of many changes, with the added motivation of Ducati’s arrival in the MotoE World Championship. It will be a year of learning for everyone, but I am sure that this change will be good for me. I really want to start working with the team in Jerez to see how this prototype is on the track. We are proud to continue having the support of Openbank, to whom we hope to repay their trust with good results”.

And Jordi Torres: “I have a lot of desire and motivation. The change of motorcycle is going to be unknown, because Ducati has taken a step forward in terms of technology and possibilities of working on the set-up. We will have to make good decisions to always choose the right path. This happens by having everything clear and making changes for sure, because the season is short. We have to understand the bike well and be more effective to work with it, demand it and take it to the top. It is a joy to be part of a team that helped me a lot to grow as a driver”.

The championship will consist of 16 races in eight double events, those of Le Mans, Mugello, Sachsenring, Assen, Silverstone, Red Bull Ring, Barcelona and Misano, This makes it even more attractive for sponsors such as Openbank, who see, in addition to the support that has prevailed in recent times for sustainability, a championship that looks exciting. Patricia Benito, general director of Openbank, is enthusiastic about this bet: “We are very excited to see the Openbank Aspar Team grow. We have spent five years supporting a sport that, like us, has technology and innovation as its flagship and is committed to diversity and sustainability. We are sure that the new tandem formed by Jordi and María will turn the team into the winning pairing of the season”.

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