The 4 Circuito de la Comunitat Valenciana - Ricardo Tormo, home to this weekend’s season finale of the 2016 MotoGP Championship, is 4 kilometres in length and was completed back in 1999. It has a twisty character with nine left and five right corners and an 876 m long straight.
The Spanish track is a true stadium that gives the legions of fans present a perfect view of all parts of the track from every stand, that, when full, can seat up to 150,000 spectators.
Traditionally last on the calendar every year, Valencia always attracts a record crowd to witness the final racing spectacle and Yamaha rider, Jorge Lorenzo is aiming to give the fans a thrilling show again this weekend as he signs off not only this season, but his time with the Yamaha team.
The Mallorcan joined the team in 2008 and has shown his strength at the Ricardo Tormo circuit on more than one occasion. Highlights of his successes with the YZR-M1 at the Valencian circuit are premier class victories in 2010, 2013 and 2015 (securing the 2015 World Championship title) and a podium with a third position in 2009.
He arrives in his home country determined to keep the pressure on to take third place in the championship rankings.
“The season is almost over and finally we arrive to Valencia, where I have some good memories, especially last year when we were able to achieve our goal and become World Champion again,” he said.
“Valencia is going to be a very special race for me because after nine years with the Yamaha family I have to say goodbye and it won‘t be easy. I had a lot of good feelings with Yamaha and together we won a lot of races and titles… I would like to finish this season in the best way possible and that‘s with a victory, so I will do my best to try to win in Cheste and I will try to secure third position in the championship as well.”