Grand Prix of Europe
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 left handers and a 650m straight. Although the track is regarded as quite small, the pit complex contains 48 garages whilst the stadium style grandstands can seat up to 150,000 spectators. The circuit layout which allows all parts of the circuit to be seen from any stand helps to create a unique atmosphere enjoyed by Spanish and international riders alike and as the last race of the season there is always a party feeling to the Grand Prix, which was voted best GP of 2005 by IRTA.
|Pole Position||1m 29.401s (161.2km/h) Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha, 2016)|
|Race Lap||1m 31.042s (158.3km/h) Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati, 2021)|
|Race Time||41m 22.250s (156.8 km/h) Alex Rins (Suzuki, 2022)|
|2022 Race Winner||Alex Rins (Suzuki)|
Pol Espargaro bids farewell to the Repsol Honda Team as he and Marc Marquez crash out from the Valencia GP. A promising weekend in Valencia saw the Repsol Honda Team walk away unrewarded as both riders fell. Marc Marquez had made a promising start to the race, holding firm inside… read more.
The eight-time World Champion will launch his Repsol Honda Team RC213V from the front row for the last race of 2022, eager to deliver a memorable final result. Battling a heavy cold, Marc Marquez was able to surprise even himself with the speed he showed on Saturday in Valencia. Again… read more.
Unharmed in two falls, Marc Marquez showed the outright pace to challenge consistently at the front while Pol Espargaro searched for the final tenths to make one lap improvements on his final weekend as a Honda rider. The final Friday of the 2022 MotoGP World Championship season came to a… read more.
The longest MotoGP World Championship, and one of the most tumultuous for the Repsol Honda Team, has just a race left. Valencia the scene for a final goodbye to Pol Espargaro. As is tradition, the Circuit Ricardo Tormo will host the final round of the MotoGP World Championship. A world… read more.
Following a heavy highside at Turn 13, Repsol Honda Team’s Pol Espargaro missed Saturday action in Valencia after scans and checks in hospital. During MotoGP Free Practice 3, Pol Espargaro suffered a highside on the exit of Turn 12 heading into Turn 13. The Repsol Honda Team rider was taken… read more.
Fast in the wet and the dry, Pol Espargaro is determined to give the local Spanish fans something to cheer about this weekend in Valencia. Just as the MotoGP World Championship grid was preparing to head out for their first taste of the Circuit Ricardo Tormo, rain began to fall… read more.
The Repsol Honda Team and Pol Espargaro aim to end his season on a high with Marc Marquez recovering at home. Round 18 marks the end of the 2021 MotoGP World Championship campaign which started in Qatar in late March. During the season the Repsol Honda Team have taken three… read more.
Consistency was key as Bradl picks up yet more points while Alex Marquez was left without reward after fighting through the pain barrier. Weather was no longer the center of discussion in Valencia as the sun sat high in the sky for the entire day. The good weather set the… read more.
Intermittent weather proved to be a major player in Saturday’s MotoGP action from Valencia, Bradl fighting to 18th as Alex Marquez walked away from a ferocious highside. Looking to earn a spot in the top ten, Alex Marquez forged ahead in the mixed conditions of Free Practice 3. The MotoGP… read more.
Alex Marquez pushes to find the limit on the opening day in Valencia, Stefan Bradl makes steady and consistent improvements to threaten the top ten. Dry conditions brought a productive morning to the Valencia Circuit, riders in the premier class able to improve on the best times from last week… read more.
The European GP showed the great potential Alex Marquez and Stefan Bradl have built to over the season, the pair aiming to deliver as the 2020 season begins to wrap up. As his recovery continues, Marc Marquez and the Repsol Honda Team confirm he will not participate in the remainder… read more.
Stefan Bradl led the way for the Repsol Honda Team as he showed off incredible wet-weather skills aboard the RC213V, Alex Marquez close behind as the pair showed top-ten pace in Qualifying. Heavy rains early in the day left the Ricardo Tormo Circuit sodden for Free Practice 3, riders able… read more.
Alex Marquez and Stefan Bradl made steady improvements as conditions changed across the opening day of the European GP, showing top ten potential. Damp and dreary conditions were the order of the morning after torrential rains on Thursday in Valencia. Although dark clouds remained overhead, the track slowly dried over… read more.
The end of the unpredictable 2020 MotoGP World Championship is within sight, just three races left before the season comes to a close. With the final week of rest behind them, the Repsol Honda Team arrive in Valencia to begin the last triple-header of 2020. The Gran Premio de Europa… read more.
Action resumed at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo as 2020 began in earnest with the traditional post-season test with the Repsol Honda Team’s 2020 riders. Marc Marquez began his 2020 title defense two days after clinching a sensational 12th win of 2019. Starting early, Marc began to work through a busy… read more.
Jorge Lorenzo ended an incredible 18-year Grand Prix career with an emotional Valencia race, helping the Repsol Honda Team to clinch the Triple Crown alongside another dominating Marquez win. For the third year in succession the Repsol Honda Team celebrate the end of a MotoGP season with the Triple Crown… read more.
A tight fight for pole has Marc Marquez lining up in second place for the final round of the year with Lorenzo hunting points from 16th. The four-kilometer-long Valencia Circuit continued to produce some of the closest sessions of the year with less than 1.5 seconds regularly splitting the top… read more.
A productive opening day at the final round of the year has both Repsol Honda Team riders feeling confident of ending the 2019 season on a high. After the emotional retirement announcement of Jorge Lorenzo on Thursday, the Repsol Honda Team were straight back to work at the Valencia GP.… read more.
The Repsol Honda Team have just one goal left to achieve in an incredible 2019 season: taking the Team Championships and completing the Triple Crown. Leaving behind the high heat and humidity of Malaysia, the Repsol Honda Team arrive at the tight Circuit Ricardo Tormo in Valencia with the ambition… read more.
The Repsol Honda Team’s second and final day of testing at Valencia was finally completely dry. As was the case yesterday though, Marc Marquez and Jorge Lorenzo took to the circuit around 1 pm, when air temperature and track conditions improved enough for the riders to collect valuable information for… read more.
Fresh from completing the 2018 Triple Crown at the season finale in Valencia, the Repsol Honda Team was back on track at the Ricardo Tormo Circuit today with its new line-up, which sees Jorge Lorenzo joining the squad alongside World Champion Marc Marquez. After five days of almost uninterrupted rain… read more.
Dani Pedrosa completed his racing career in Valencia, scoring a fifth-place finish in incredibly tricky weather conditions that caused the crashes of nine riders—2018 World Champion Marc Marquez among them—and prompted Race Direction to interrupt the first race on lap 13 and re-start a new one half an hour later.… read more.
Marc Marquez never ceases to impress. A close third-fastest in wet FP3, half a second clear in dry FP4, he set the fifth-fastest time in qualifying after a crash at turn 4 interrupted his first attempt. Marc suffered a blow to his shoulder but was able to quickly recover and… read more.
Almost uninterrupted rainfall marked day one of the Gran Premio de la Comunitat Valenciana, at times hard enough to force Race Direction to red-flag both FP1 and FP2 due to track conditions. Marc Marquez set the fastest lap of the day in 1’39.767”, with Dani Pedrosa—newly named as a MotoGP… read more.
The Repsol Honda Team’s long Valencia stint, comprising a very successful final race weekend of the 2017 Championship and two productive days of testing, has finally come to an end. Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa took advantage of another sunny day to continue their work in preparation for 2018. As… read more.
Fresh from winning the 2017 Rider, Constructor, and Team titles with Marc Marquez, and the final race of the year with Dani Pedrosa, the Repsol Honda Team was back on track in Valencia today to begin the work for next season. Marc started his test around 11 o’clock, Dani a… read more.
The Repsol Honda Team enjoyed a dream day in Valencia today, with Dani Pedrosa winning the Grand Prix (his seventh at Valencia across all classes, his 54th in career, and his 31st in the MotoGP class); Marc Marquez taking the third step of the podium to earn the 2017 World… read more.
Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez is the 2017 MotoGP World Champion after taking the third place in today’s Grand Premio de la Comunitat Valenciana. At 24-years old, Marquez is now the youngest ever rider to win four premier-class World Championship titles and six World Championships over all classes, during a period… read more.
Marc Marquez today extended his career pole count to 73 (45 in MotoGP), with his eighth pole of the season in Valencia. Together, with the three claimed by teammate Dani Pedrosa, this brings the Repsol Honda Team’s tally to 11 pole positions in 2017. After showing quick race pace and… read more.
Dani Pedrosa made a strong start to the Gran Premio de la Comunitat Valenciana at the Ricardo Tormo Circuit, a track where he’s the most successful rider, with six wins across all classes. Dani was tenth in the first free practice session but made the best of much warmer temperatures… read more.
On Monday Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa attended the presentation of the brand new Honda models at the EICMA Show in Milan, Italy. On the same occasion they took part in the Honda 2018 racing programme presentation together with fellow HRC riders from Dakar, MXGP and WTC teams, before heading… read more.
On the second and final day of the Valencia test, Marc Marquez took to the circuit around 10:20 a.m. local time and made the best of the fair weather conditions to complete a busy test schedule. Marc decided to not try the new front Michelin tyres and instead worked to… read more.
Fresh from winning the 2016 Rider and Constructor titles, the Repsol Honda Team was back on track in Valencia today for the first official test for the 2017 season. Reigning World Champion Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa took to the track around 11:30 a.m. to begin a programme that included… read more.
Marc Marquez returned to the podium in the 150th GP of his career, scoring an important second-place finish in the season-finale Grand Prix de la Comunitat Valenciana and helping Honda secure its 22nd Premier Class Constructor title during its 50th Anniversary racing in the division. Marc didn’t have a great… read more.
Marc Marquez gave his all today to earn pole position for the Gran Premio de la Comunitat Valenciana, but despite being the only rider other than Jorge Lorenzo to break through the 1’30” barrier, he ultimately ended the qualifying session with the second best lap time, three tenths down on… read more.
Marc Marquez recorded the second fastest lap time on the opening day of the Valencia GP, final round of the 2016 season, with teammate Dani Pedrosa already 10th fastest despite still having a sore right shoulder and foot and not being at 100% strength following a three-race absence due to… read more.
Following a three-race absence, Repsol Honda’s Dani Pedrosa will return to the MotoGP paddock this weekend for the 18th round of the 2016 season. After suffering three fractures (to his right collarbone, right fibula and the fourth metatarsal in his left foot) in a crash during FP2 at the Japanese… read more.
The Repsol Honda Team have finished their Valencia testing programme with Marc Marquez finishing 1st and Dani Pedrosa 3rd. Marc and Dani continued the comparison between the current 2015 RC213V bike and the 2016 prototype machine with new engine. Both bikes had the new Magneti Marelli software fitted which is where majority… read more.
With barely time for the dust to settle on the emphatic 2015 MotoGP season, today the 2016 season commenced in Valencia, Spain. Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa began this first day of testing aboard the 2015 RC213V machine, with the new specification 2016 Michelin tyres and HRC software.… read more.
Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa have concluded the 2015 season with a second and third place finish in the Valencia GP. Starting from the front row behind Lorenzo, the three riders broke away opening up a five second gap to Dovizioso after just seven laps. Dani struggled at… read more.
Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa will start tomorrow’s Valencia GP from second and third on the grid as they look to finish the season on a high note with victory after winning the last three races. Marc secured second place behind Lorenzo after completing three runs in qualifying and taking… read more.
The final race of 2015 has begun in Valencia today with Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa finishing the first day 2nd and 3rd respectively in the combined times. This first day was spent with the riders reacquainting themselves with the Ricardo Tormo circuit, working to find the best… read more.
Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa are headed for the ultimate race of 2015 in front of their home fans. 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.… read more.
The sun re-emerged today in Valencia, after rain almost completely wrecked testing yesterday. After the track had dried out, the riders finally took to the circuit around 12pm local time, with Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa looking to complete a busy test schedule. It was Marc’s first outing… read more.
Fresh from their second successive Triple Crown, the Repsol Honda Team were back on track in Valencia today for the first official test of 2015. After a long season, Marc decided – together with HRC – that he would not test today, and only his teammate Dani Pedrosa took to… read more.
2014 World Champion Marc Marquez has broken another record in Valencia today, winning his thirteenth race of the season – the most ever in the premier class. Teammate Dani Pedrosa took third place – continuing his impressive record at the Valencia track with six podium finishes in nine starts in… read more.
Repsol Honda’s Dani Pedrosa will start tomorrow’s final GP of the season from 3rd on the grid, with teammate and 2014 World Champion in 5th after a small crash on his final exit in qualifying. Variable windy conditions once again plagued the Valencia track and finding the optimum setup has… read more.
Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez recorded the fastest time in both practice sessions today for Sunday’s Valencia GP, with teammate Dani Pedrosa 5th in the combined times. The times were already fast from FP1 with Marc recording a blistering lap of 1’31.296 on his final lap of 19, 0.332 seconds faster… read more.
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… read more.
Repsol Honda rookie, Marc Marquez, has won the 2013 MotoGP World Championship by taking 3rd place in the final race of the season in Valencia. Teammate Dani Pedrosa took second to complete the team’s eleventh double podium of the season and claim Honda’s 62nd Constructor’s Championship in the premier class.… read more.