Some people are born to make history and one of them is María Herrera. She is an inspiration for many women who share the same dream: to become a professional rider. This season, Herrera will once again wear the colours of Openbank Aspar Team in the electric category, where she has been competing since 2019 as the only woman on the grid.
Despite the difficulties, María never doubted to fight for becoming a professional rider. After a hard journey, her dream became true when she made her debut as a wildcard rider at the Moto3 Aragon Grand Prix in 2013. However, Maria's relationship with motorbikes started a long time ago.
Her father has always been a big fan of motorcycling and transmitted this passion to his daughter from a very young age. When she was only 4 years old, Herrera was already racing a pocket bike. Since then, she became in love with the bike and has slowly become a reference in this sport.
María Herrera has progressed as a rider thanks to her versatility to compete in different championships. She made history in 2013, at the age of 16, when she competed in the Spanish Championship, where she became the first woman to win a race. Then, she made the jump to the Moto3 World Championship as a permanent rider and in 2018 she competed in the World Supersport 300 category.
In 2019, María decided to take on another adventure, going into the MotoE World Cup. In these years Maria has become one of the veterans of the category and has participated in all 32 races over the last four years. With this experience behind her, Herrera wants to keep growing with the Openbank Aspar Team in search of new successes.