Born in Toledo, María Herrera first hit the tarmac in 2012 when she started to compete in the Moto3 class of the Spanish championship CEV. 2013 welcomed two wins and three podiums in her national championship, and in the same year she made her debut on the international racing scene with a wildcard appearance at her home Grand Prix at Aragón in the Moto3™ World Championship.
Continuing in the Spanish CEV also in 2014, Herrera became a regular in the Moto3™ World Championship from 2015 to 2017, before switching to WorldSSP300 for 2018. Thanks to several top ten finishes she ended 13th in the standings her first year in the series.
Ready now to make history as she become the first female to race in WorldSSP full-time, Herrera hopes to achieve great results aboard the Yamaha YZF-R6 of MS Racing.