María Herrera

María Herrera has a difficult first day at Misano

The Oropesa rider started at the San Marino Grand Prix with the set-up with which she finished the 2019 race, but she has not been able to achieve the same sensations as last season in this event of the MotoE World Cup

The FIM Enel MotoE World Cup is nearing the halfway point of the season with the San Marino Grand Prix, where riders in the electric category of the World Championship will complete one race, and the Emilia Romaña Grand Prix, which will have two races for this novel category. In the first of the two weekends at the Misano Marco Simoncelli circuit, Brazilian Eric Granado was the fastest on the grid, with a time of 1: 43.990. Granado, who was unable to maintain the lead after the second Jerez race due to a crash, made a strong start at Misano, although reigning MotoE world champion Matteo Ferrari fell just 32 thousandths from the Brazilian’s fastest time. The third was Alex de Angelis from San Marino, while category leader Dominique Aegerter finished fourth, more than four-tenths behind the best time of the day. The pilots have lowered their times by almost a second from one session to the next and tomorrow they will have one last chance to continue improving before the moment of truth of the “ePole” arrives, in which the pilots have a single lap to get the best possible position on the grid.

The Openbank Aspar Team has completed contact with the Misano Marco Simoncelli circuit on a day in which Alejandro Medina was the fastest of the team and was one and a half seconds behind Granado’s time. Medina, who did not know the track, has lowered his mark from the first to the second practice by more than two seconds when he already had a little more experience. For his part, María Herrera started at the San Marino Grand Prix with the set-up with which he finished the 2019 race, but he has not been able to achieve the same feelings as last season. The Openbank Aspar Team rider will continue working tomorrow with her technical team to fine-tune the set-up and try to fight for the front positions.

María Herrera acknowledged that “I have not found the sensations that I had last year, and that we have started with the same set-up. The tires have changed this season, they are bigger and heavier, and the set-up has not worked the same. We have to work from scratch, we will see if tomorrow we can take a step forward to be more comfortable. I want to continue working tomorrow to be as far ahead as possible “.

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