María Herrera

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María Herrera
María Herrera 2014 (cropped).jpg
NationalitySpanish
Born (1996-08-26) 26 August 1996 (age 23)
Oropesa, Spain
Current teamOpenbank Áspar Team
Bike number6
Motorcycle racing career statistics
Moto3 World Championship
Active years20132017
ManufacturersKTM, Honda, Husqvarna, Mahindra
Championships0
2017 championship position35th (1 pt)
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
53 0 0 0 0 17
MotoE World Cup
Active years2019
ManufacturersEnergica
Championships0
2019 championship position14th (27 pts)
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
4 0 0 0 0 21
Supersport World Championship
Active years2019
ManufacturersYamaha
Championships0
2019 championship position29th (5 pts)
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
8 0 0 0 0 5

María Herrera Muñoz (born 26 August 1996)[1] is a Spanish Grand Prix motorcycle racer.

Career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Born in Oropesa, Toledo, Herrera was the first female competitor to win a race in the FIM CEV Repsol series, winning the Moto3 race at Motorland Aragón for the Junior Team Estrella Galicia 0,0 squad in 2013.[2] She added a second victory later in the season at Circuito de Navarra, and led the championship into the final round at Jerez. Ultimately, Herrera retired from the final race, and finished fourth in the championship, thirteen points behind champion Fabio Quartararo. Herrera was joined by Quartararo at the Junior Team Estrella Galicia 0,0 squad for the 2014 season. Despite recording a victory in the opening round at Jerez, she only finished on the podium twice, and finished eighth in the championship.

Moto3 World Championship[edit]

While competing in the Spanish championship, Herrera made four guest appearances in the Moto3 World Championship as a wildcard at the Spanish rounds with the Junior Estrella Galicia 0,0 team. In 2015 she embarked on a full season Grand Prix campaign, riding alongside compatriot Isaac Viñales in the Husqvarna Factory Laglisse team.[3] Herrera's best result was 11th-place at Phillip Island.

She was included in the provisional entry list for the 2016 Moto3 season, partnering Lorenzo Dalla Porta at Team Laglisse on KTM bikes. However, the team initially withdrew from the championship due to financial issues. However, on 1 March, Herrera announced her intention to compete in 2016, with Herrera riding a sole KTM entry; which includes her taking over operations of Team Laglisse and becoming an owner-rider for 2016.[4]

Maria Herrera was the only female rider in the MotoGP paddock for 2017 with Team AGR, who was running a single bike in both Moto3 and Moto2 series. She took part in the Moto3 category in 2017. She raced in the same Moto3 class the previous year as Owner-Rider on a KTM with team MH6 and in 2015 with Husqvarna Factory Laglisse.[5]

Supersport 300 World Championship[edit]

In 2018 Maria Herrera was riding for BCD Yamaha MS Racing on a Yamaha YZF-R3 in the FIM Supersport 300 World Championship.[6] She finished 13th in the 2018 World Supersport 300 standings with 45 points [7] taking one fastest lap along the way and several top ten finishes to her name.

MotoE World Cup[edit]

Maria Herrera is set to return to the Grand Prix paddock in 2019, as the Ángel Nieto Team have announced her as their second rider for the inaugural FIM Enel 2019 MotoE World Cup. The Spanish rider will line up alongside 2011 125cc World Champion and former World SBK and World SSP rider Nico Terol for the Ángel Nieto Team in the first global racing series MotoE World Cup for electric motorcycles.[8]

Career statistics[edit]

Herrera practicing at the 2014 Spanish Grand Prix

Grand Prix motorcycle racing[edit]

By season[edit]

Season Class Motorcycle Team Race Win Podium Pole FLap Pts Plcd
2013 Moto3 KTM Junior Team Estrella Galicia 0,0 1 0 0 0 0 0 NC
2014 Moto3 Honda Junior Team Estrella Galicia 0,0 3 0 0 0 0 0 NC
2015 Moto3 Husqvarna Husqvarna Factory Laglisse 18 0 0 0 0 9 29th
2016 Moto3 KTM MH6 Laglisse
MH6 Team
16 0 0 0 0 7 31st
2017 Moto3 KTM AGR Team 15 0 0 0 0 1 35th
Mahindra Aspar Mahindra Moto3
KTM MH6 Team
2019 MotoE Energica Openbank Ángel Nieto Team 6 0 0 0 0 27 14th
Total 59 0 0 0 0 44

Races by year[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position; races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Class Bike 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Pos Pts
2013 Moto3 KTM QAT AME SPA FRA ITA CAT NED GER IND CZE GBR RSM ARA
29
MAL AUS JPN VAL NC 0
2014 Moto3 Honda QAT AME ARG SPA
17
FRA ITA CAT
Ret
NED GER IND CZE GBR RSM ARA JPN AUS MAL VAL
27
NC 0
2015 Moto3 Husqvarna QAT
22
AME
17
ARG
Ret
SPA
Ret
FRA
19
ITA
21
CAT
15
NED
Ret
GER
Ret
IND
24
CZE
23
GBR
Ret
RSM
24
ARA
13
JPN
26
AUS
11
MAL
18
VAL
21
29th 9
2016 Moto3 KTM QAT
16
ARG
14
AME
23
SPA
19
FRA
21
ITA
21
CAT
Ret
NED
14
GER
DNS
AUT
14
CZE
19
GBR
26
RSM
Ret
ARA
28
JPN
23
AUS
15
MAL
NC
VAL 31st 7
2017 Moto3 KTM QAT
21
ARG
15
AME
22
SPA
24
FRA
20
ITA
26
CAT
26
NED
20
GER
26
CZE
Ret
AUT
22
GBR
26
RSM
DNS
ARA
DNS
JPN VAL
26
35th 1
Mahindra AUS
19
MAL
24
2019 MotoE Energica GER
16
AUT
16
RSM1
6
RSM2
5
VAL1
14
VAL2
12
14th 27

Supersport World Championship[edit]

Races by year[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position; races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Bike 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Pos Pts
2019 Yamaha AUS
16
THA
15
SPA
15
NED
19
ITA
15
SPA
14
ITA
DSQ
GBR POR
Ret
FRA
ARG
QAT
29th 5

Supersport 300 World Championship[edit]

Races by year[edit]

(key)

Year Bike 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Pos Pts Ref
2018 Yamaha ESP
17
NED
10
ITA
7
UK
18
CZK
9
ITA
6
POR
Ret
FRA
4
13th 45 [9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://mariaherreraoficial.com/#backtotop
  2. ^ "Historic victory by Maria Herrera in Moto3; Ramos and Raffin dominate in Moto2; Morales wins in Stock Extreme". MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 26 May 2013. Retrieved 3 May 2015.
  3. ^ "Maria Herrera secures two-year contract with Team Calvo". Vroom Magazine. Vroom Media. 8 November 2014. Retrieved 3 May 2015.
  4. ^ Lewis, Lisa (1 March 2016). "Herrera, Laglisse stage late return". Crash.net. Crash Media Group. Retrieved 10 April 2016.
  5. ^ Raj, Rahul (February 13, 2017). "The only female rider in the MotoGP paddock for 2017: Maria Herrera". http://www.essentiallysports.com. External link in |website= (help)
  6. ^ https://www.motorsport.com/supersport/news/herrera-switches-to-world-supersport-300-for-2018-988149/1383244/
  7. ^ http://resources.worldsbk.com/files/results/2018/FRA/SSP300/001/PER/RidersPerformance.pdf?version=49b7bb7b4eabc93879412d3c9b365fce
  8. ^ http://www.worldsbk.com/en/news/2018/Maria+Herrera+to+race+in+inaugural+MotoE+World+Cup
  9. ^ "ACERBIS Frech Round, 28 - 30 September 2018, World Supersport 300 – Championship Standings" (PDF). Dorna WSBK. 30 September 2018. p. 9. Archived (PDF) from the original on 30 September 2018. Retrieved 5 December 2018.

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