MotoGP Aragon: Herrera set for ‘historic’ outing

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Maria Herrera is set for a Moto3 Aragon wildcard with a difference this weekend as she spearheads an all-female team.

Joining Angeluss MTA Racing, alongside Stefano Nepa and Ivan Ortola, Herrera will swap the now-concluded MotoE Cup for the lightweight class at round 15. The collaboration between Alessandro Tonucci’s MTA squad and Aurora Angelucci, CEO of the title sponsor, will field a completely female team, from the technicians to the manager, supporting the 26-year-old.

“I did a test with Angeluss MTA Racing at Motorland,” Herrera explained of her initial preparation on the KTM. “The weekend will be different, because in that situation I rode alone, while from Friday to Sunday I will have to measure myself among the opponents.

“I hope to find excellent sensations immediately, working at my best from the first free practice session; I will try to push the girls, demonstrating how a totally female team can do well in such a prestigious and competitive stage. I am charged and motivated, I can’t wait to get started.”

“Our participation is to be evaluated as a great result in the history of the World Championship, in fact, we sincerely hope to be a source of inspiration for young girls wishing to enter this world,” Angelucci confirmed. “We held a preparatory test right at Motorland, the track where Maria Herrera obtained her first personal victory in the CEV of the category, and home to her world champion wild card.

“The tests done together have shown how the team can and knows how to work well, constituting a completely female team that will write new pages of this sport. The sensations are positive, so follow us: we will make history together.”