The FIM Supersport World Championship grid will feature a new rider this season. Maria Herrera returns to the 600 category with the help of the Biblion Motoxracing Yamaha WorldSSP Supported Team and will have the support of Yamaha throughout the course that will begin from May 7 to 9 in Estoril if there are no more cancellations due to the pandemic.
The team based in Fiano Romano (Italy) will play its second season in the Supersport World Championship, where it will once again have a Yamaha R6, after its successes in the last two seasons in the Supersport 300 World Championship.
María Herrera, a 24-year-old from Oropesa (Toledo), already knows the category, in which she will compete in the first nine European races of the championship and has a good sporting career after playing the Spanish Moto3 Championship in 2012, a a year later he achieved two victories on his way to fourth place in the championship, in addition to contesting the Moto3 Grand Prix of Aragon as a guest rider.
In 2014 he participated in another three Moto3 Grand Prix, in which he raced in Jerez, Barcelona and Valencia, before getting a place for the following year and completing three seasons, accumulating 65 Moto3 participations. In 2018 he went to the Supersport 300 World Championship and after a single season, Herrera made the leap to Supersport 600 with a Yamaha R6, combining it with the recently created MotoE World Cup.
“I chose this team because many people speak well of Sandro, the motorcycle, the group and the potential they have. My main objective for this year is to do a great job and have fun and go fast,” explains María Herrera in the press release of your new team.
Meanwhile, the team manager, Sandro CarusiHe said he was “very happy to be able to announce the team’s participation in the Supersport World Cup with María Herrera. Having the only woman in the championship, who is a great talent, gives us the opportunity to demonstrate the level that we have reached. I’m sure it will be a strong incentive for all of us. “
Andrea Dosoli placeholder image, Yamaha Motor Europe Road Racing Manager, commented on the continuity of the team in World Supersport: “We are very happy that the Biblion Motoxracing Yamaha returns to WorldSSP in 2021. Sandro and his team, have given the opportunity to young talents in WorldSSP300 and it is great see how they have continued to do the same in the 600cc class. Maria is an impressive and versatile driver who brings experience to the team. I hope they get good results together this year ”.