María Herrera, the talented and likeable Spanish racer, is among all female GP pilot the one who has most often scored World Championship points. Following bad luck during her third season (she suffered a shoulder injury first and then saw her team – AGR – retiring from the GPs) she has decided to focus this year on the World Supersport 300 championship as an interlude in her GP career.
She will come and discover Francorchamps and the universe of classic bikes in between two rounds of the World Supersport championship where she rides a Yamaha.
Interviews, signing sessions and photo shoots are foreseen, so that the attendance will have many opportunities to meet her. You will also admire María’s riding style, as she will participate in the GP parades. For further information: www.bikersclassics.be
María Herrera Muñoz’ biography:
- August 28, 1996 : born in Oropesa, nearby Toledo (Spain)
- Starts riding motorcycles at the age of five
- 2004 : Finishes the Cuna de Campeones Bancaja minibikes championship in 8th position
- 2008 : Third (and first girl) of the final classification of the MiniGP 70cc Metrakit World Festival
- 2011 : Wins the Mediterranean PreMoto3 Championship
- 2013 : First girl ever to lead the classification and to win races in the very competitive Spanish Moto3 Championship
- 2014 : Leads for a while the European FIM CEV Repsol Championship, wins the race in Jerez, and closes her season as eighth
- 2015 : First GP year, during which she scores points at 3 GPs ; the ends her first Moto3 World Championship in 29th position
- 2016 : Tough year, as her team leaves the GPs in the first half of the year. Having set up her own MH6 team in order to pursue her championship, she succeeds in scoring in the GPs of Argentina, the Netherlands, Austria and Australia
- 2017 : Second difficult year, as shed get injured in an undue crash, and as the AGR team retires before the end of the season. María scores in the GP of Argentina