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 at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo starts the final run of the year with a number of titles and final glories still to play for. The 4.0-kilometre track is well known to the MotoGP championship, traditionally hosting the last race of the season. In 2019, Marc Marquez won the race from the front row of the grid for his 12th victory of the season.
Having shown more incredible pace and potential in Aragon, Alex Marquez arrives in Valencia looking to do it all again. Despite suffering his first DNF of the year, Alex has not been deterred and returns to the circuit with the same ambitions as always. The MotoGP rookie has been a standout in recent rounds and enters the closing stages of the year on equal points with Brad Binder as they contest the Rookie of the Year title. Alex got his first taste of the Honda RC213V at the post-season Valencia test in 2019 with the rest of the field and is eager to see his progress since.
Stefan Bradl will again return to ride with the Repsol Honda Team at the European GP after making a step at the Teruel GP. The Valencia circuit holds fond memories for Bradl who took the 2011 Moto2 World Championship title at the Spanish venue. His last MotoGP appearance in 2018, riding the LCR Honda, saw Bradl finish a solid ninth in the race.
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|
|Longest straight||0.876 kilometres / 0.544 miles|
Circuito de la Comunidad Valenciana Ricardo Tormo, Cheste, Spain - View in Google Maps
|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)|