After experiencing two tough seasons with Honda machines, Italian team Scuderia Maranga Racing will face a lot of changes for 2019 Supersport 300 World Championship. The team owned by Alberto Marangoni have announced at EICMA the switch to Kawasaki Ninja 400 and, especially, a very strong line-up, which includes Spanish front riders Borja Sánchez and María Herrera.
This means that María Herrera (photo) will finally spend 2019 in two championships, as she will stay in WorldSSP300 and take part in brand new FIM MotoE World Cup (with Ángel Nieto Team). The 22-year-old Spaniard, boasting good results in Moto3 World Championship, debuted in Supersport 300 with Yamaha MS Racing and showed very good speed in the second half of the season, after struggling in the first races due to regulation.
Scuderia Maranga Racing are already dreaming big, as they have signed Herrera and another Supersport 300 front competitor: Borja Sánchez. The 18-year-old rider from La Coruña (Spain) crowned a strong 2018 campaign with three podium finishes (Imola, Donington and Brno) and his goal for next year is fighting for the title.
It’s not over yet, because Scuderia Maranga has signed also Italian rising star Jarno Ioverno. Born in 2002 in Turin, Ioverno has spent the last two years in Piedmont Regional Championship, where he has won titles in two different categories: 600 Rookie (2017) and 600 Expert (2018). 2019 season will represent his “baptism” on the world stage.
Alberto Marangoni, Scuderia Maranga Racing Team Owner, has also said that negotiations have been going on to line up a fourth rider, whose name will be announced in the next few weeks.