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Moto3: Herrera, Laglisse stage late return

Maria Herrera and Laglisse back for Moto3 in 2016 after financial difficulties had forced an apparent withdrawal.
Maria Herrera found herself without a ride, but then back on the Moto3 entry list after the Laglisse team hit financial problems less than a month before the Qatar season opener.

Laglisse had been listed as running a two-rider outfit for Herrera and Lorenzo Dalla Porta on the provisional entry list.

But the team then announced their withdrawal from the world championship in February, due to financial issues stemming from a lack of sponsorship.

Herrera held a slim chance of a third seat at RBA, but this was also thwarted by budget constraints before her return to Laglisse was announced.

With support from Dorna and KTM, who will provide the team with their sole entry, it was fitting that Herrera chose to use social media to relay the news that she would rejoin the championship roster after her proactive use of the #UnaMotoPorMariaHerrera hashtag last month to raise awareness to her sudden ride-less status.

Herrera is currently in Jerez ready for the official test which starts on Wednesday.

The CEV multiple race winner also rode for the Laglisse team in 2015, claiming her first world championship points on their Husqvarna entry in her first full season, with her eleventh place finish in Australia a best for both her and the team.

She will be the only female on the grid this season after Ana Carrasco also missed out on a 2016 seat with RBA, which dropped a bike to become a two-rider team, retaining Gabriel Rodrigo and hiring Juanfran Guevara.

Meanwhile, Dalla Porta's Grand Prix future remains unclear as Laglisse will only run one bike in 2016.

by Lisa Lewis


Tagged as: Herrera , laglisse

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