Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa are headed for the ultimate race of 2014 in front of their home fans. En route to Valencia, both riders paid a visit to the EICMA Milan motorcycle show where they unveiled Honda’s new production version of the RC213V (RC213V-S Prototype) and appeared with all HRC factory riders across multiple disciplines of motorcycle racing.

The MotoGP race at the Circuito de la Comunitat Valenciana is held on a 4km track comprising of five right handed corners, eight left handers and a 650m straight. Although the track is regarded as quite small, the stadium style grandstands can seat up to 150,000 spectators, and many fans are expected to come and greet 2014 World Champion, Marc, and watch Lorenzo and Rossi battle it out for third in the World standings, with Dani a firm favourite at a track where he has an incredible record.

Marc has experienced very dramatic Valencia GP’s in the past two years, after clinching the title here last year – in his maiden season – and in 2012 with his emphatic victory from last place on the grid to 1st in Moto2 however, these remain his only podiums at this track. Dani, who unfortunately crashed out of the Malaysian GP, has now secured fourth in the World Championship and has celebrated nine podiums in Valencia which include six 1st positions – 2012, 2009, 2007 (MotoGP), 2005, 2004 (250cc), 2002 (125cc).

Both riders will be aiming to beat Lorenzo and Rossi to clinch the Team’s Title for Repsol Honda, and thus granting Honda back-to-back Triple Crowns (Rider, Constructor and Team Championships).

Marc Marquez

“The past month has been a whirlwind and winning the Championship in Japan seems like a long time ago now! After Malaysia we attended an event with Honda and Alpinestars in Thailand on the way home and then had a few days to relax in Spain and do some training before leaving for Milan to visit the EICMA show. It was a really good event with many people there, I really appreciate all the kind words from everyone I met! Now we head to Valencia for the final race of an incredible season. It’s always nice to race in front of the home fans and this year will be much more relaxed and I will be able to enjoy it without any pressure!”

Dani Pedrosa

“Obviously I’m now out of the race for second or third in the Championship, especially after the events in Malaysia, but I’m looking forward to going to Valencia and finishing the season on a high. This is always a special race for me, the fans are fantastic and they create a wonderful atmosphere. My results here in the past have been strong and this weekend I hope to repeat this and fight for victory on Sunday!”

Location Information

The Circuito de la Comunitat Valenciana was completed in 1999 and held rounds of the MotoGP and Spanish Motorcycle Championships in the same year. The Cheste track has several layouts, running anti-clockwise with varying lengths. MotoGP events are held on a 4km track comprising of five right handed corners, eight… read more.

Length 4.005 kilometres / 2.489 miles
Width 12 metres
Left corners 9
Right corners 5
Longest straight 0.876 kilometres / 0.544 miles
Constructed 1999

Circuito de la Comunidad Valenciana Ricardo Tormo, Cheste, Spain - View in Google Maps

www.circuitvalencia.com

Records

Pole Position 1m 29.401s (161.2km/h) Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha, 2016)
Race Lap 1m 31.171s (158.1km/h) Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha, 2016)
Race Time 45m 54.228s (157 km/h) Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha, 2016)
2017 Race Winner Dani Pedrosa (Honda)