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Medina Completes MotoE Field With Aspar Signing

Openbank Aspar signs Alejandro Medina to replace previously listed Nico Terol…

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Alejandro Medina has been confirmed as Openbank Aspar Team’s second rider for the FIM Enel MotoE World Cup season, replacing Nico Terol and completing the grid.

Terol was initially listed on the full-season entry list, released in December, but his seat will instead be filled by Medina.

View the updated full-season MotoE entry list here.

The Spaniard joins Maria Herrera at Aspar for the second season of the electric motorcycle racing series, and finished third in the Spanish Superbike Championship last year.

He has competed on MotoGP weekends before, having previously made two Moto2 appearances at Brno and Red Bull Ring in 2018.

“I am excited to know what it feels like to ride a new motorcycle for me like the Energica,” he said.

“From what I’ve seen on TV, I think it will be a stable bike because of its weight, but I’m intrigued to know the reaction of the bike in acceleration and to discover its power.

“My main goal this season will be to know how it works as soon as possible, to be able to fight for the top positions.”

Team principal Jorge Martinez expects strong performances from the 23-year-old.

“He has enormous potential and is already adapted to large motorcycles because he has raced in Superstock 1000, a class in which he was under-23 champion, and starts this season after being third in the Spanish Superbike Championship,” he said.

“I hope he can adapt quickly to the MotoE class, which is a new category for him, and he can give us many joys, because he has all the potential to fight for the top positions.

“With him and with Maria Herrera, the Openbank Aspar Team is going to give its best in 2020 and we hope to be able to reward Openbank for the trust they’ve placed in us and in this project.”

Jake Kilshaw is a UK-based journalist who is e-racing365's Managing Editor and also European Editor for Sportscar365. He is a student of Politics and International Relations at the University of Birmingham. Contact Jake

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