After securing fifth and second in the double sleeve played at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo, María Herrera became the first woman to lead a national championship.
Valencia has hosted this weekend's penultimate race Speed Championship in Spain, in a weekend marked by cold. Until almost sixty riders were enrolled in the category of Moto3, something that forced divide them into two groups and make a small run of playoff between unclassified.
The day of free practice on Friday was the hardest, since the cold wind was joined. For Saturday the weather improved a bit and the sun was seen by the Valencia track. The low temperature of the first timing was seen in the downbeats, Mary got the 3rd place in its group. In the second timing with a slightly warmer, time is considerably lowered, being Mary 1st group something that gave him 2nd on the grid, his best position this season.
On Sunday he appeared hard for the Estrella Galicia Junior Team, two very important sleeves which came as ranked 3rd overall. Hardly given the output is placed in head, endure position in which to complete the first round, from there Quartararo land he went and got away, being Mary in second place. He pulled the chasing group almost the whole race, until four laps from the end, the tire wear took their toll and had to settle for fifth place.
In the second race he again took the initiative, but almost mid-career and wear little more aware of your tires, retained a bit and just remained engaged with the leading group consists of six pilots, until two laps to go gave us a nice battle with Martin for taking second place. Eventually won the battle of Oropesa and puts championship leader with just one point on his pursuer and seven drivers with possibilities title.
The next weekend we will have the exciting denouement in the Circuito de Jerez. Whatever you do Mary this weekend, his season has been brilliant, but why not dream of 1ª Champion of Spain history of motorcycling speed.
Maria Herrera: I made a good start on both sleeves. In the second race I concentrated on correcting what went wrong in the first. We have gone the whole race fighting, It has been very difficult. I am happy to be first, but we are all very tight and will not be easy.