2017 Valencia Moto2 & Moto3 Press Release Previews

Previews of the final round of the season from the Moto2 and Moto3 teams:


To Valencia for the Grand Final 2017

In his last race with the Leopard Racing team after the conquest of the 2017 World Champion title, Mallorca's talent – Joan Mir – will try to attack Valentino Rossi's record in Valencia. Livio Loi is determined to do his best and surpass Bulega, who is only 1 point ahead.

After the Asian triple trip of October in which Joan Mir became the World Champion of Moto3, the circus will return to Europe for the final round of the 2017 season. As usual, the calendar will close at the familiar circuit Ricardo Tormo of Cheste, which will be the theater of the Gran Premio de la Comunitat Valenciana. The track, 4 km long run in a counter clockwise direction, features 9 lefts and 5 rights, and track was inaugurated in 1999 hosting the world's first time in the same year. Since 2002 it has become the venue for the closing event of the season.

The Valencia round will also be the last appearance of Joan Mir with the colors of the Leopard Racing team: Mallorca's talent leaves off after his time in the CEV and two prestigious seasons in the World Championship in which he graduated from Rookie of The Year (2016) to World Champion (2017). The Spaniard (who will pass to Moto2 in 2018) knows the Ricardo Tormo track well and, although with the world title already in his pocket and 10 wins this season (a Moto3 record), will try the assault on another record: those 11 wins by Valentino Rossi's in the 125cc class in 1997, Joan Mir's birth year.

But Christian Lundberg & Co.'s attention will also be on his team-mate Livio Loi, also in his last race for Leopard Racing. After his forced absence for injury, the Belgian travels on a positive trend after the podium of Phillip Island and the Top 5 in Sepang, results that projected him to 12th overall: 1 point is all that divides the Belgian from his rival Nicolò Bulega in the standings. The 20-year-old from Hasselt is motivated to do well and focused on taking that last step.


ONE MORE SHOT AT THE WIN FOR MARTIN AND DI GIANNANTONIO AT VALENCIA

The 2017 Moto3 World Championship has been no doubt a successful one for Team Del Conca Gresini Moto3, but there is still something missing: the 8 pole positions, 13 podiums and the 70% chance than at least one of the two riders would make it to the top-3 in the race (only five races out of 17 without a rostrum finish) still do not include a win.

The team did come very close to it in a number of occasion: Fabio Di Giannantonio was inches away from the top step twice at Mugello and Alcañiz, even more times did Jorge Martin, so victory can be their only goal for the season finale of the quarter-litre class of MotoGP.

The ‘Ricardo Tormo Circuit’ will also be the other chance for team Gresini riders to change their position in the standings. Martin is still mathematically in contention for the top-3, while Diggia needs only three points to seal fifth place, with his team mate’s fourth place being 18 points away.

JORGE MARTIN #88

“I’m really looking forward to racing at Valencia. It has been a very positive year for us and it will be important to finish on a high note and then focus on 2018. We will work mostly with used tyres – like we did in Australia and Malaysia - in order to be ready for the race. I hope it will be a good last event and that we’ll have the best reasons to celebrate it.

FABIO DI GIANNANTONIO #21

“I like Valencia a lot, even though the last memory I have of this track was the injury I suffered at the start of the year. Last year we were competitive and quick there, and we took a fifth-place finish after an overall positive weekend. The flyaway rounds didn’t go as planned and we were quite beat down when we came back. We will try to turn things around and fight for the win at Valencia, a result that has yet still to arrive.”


Morbidelli looking to bow out on a high at Valencia

Newly crowned Moto2 World Champion Franco Morbidelli heads to Valencia looking for a record equalling ninth victory in the final Moto2 race of the 2017 season.

Morbidelli, who has led the championship since the opening race in Qatar, has racked up 11 podium finishes this season, including eight race wins. The Team Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS rider needs only one more victory to equal Marc Márquez's record of nine Moto2 race wins in a single season from 2012.

If Morbidelli needed any further incentive then it's provided by the fact that this will be his final Moto2 race before stepping up to MotoGP with Team Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS in 2018. The Italian would like nothing more than to bow out from the intermediate class from the top step of the podium this weekend in Valencia.

Álex Márquez also heads to Valencia looking to sign off his 2017 Moto2 campaign with a strong showing in Valencia. The former Moto3 World Champion has enjoyed his most successful season in the intermediate class so far, racking up three race wins and three podium finishes on his way to fourth place in the championship standings.

Márquez has won two of the three races held in Spain this season and he heads to Valencia fully fit and keen to fight for his fourth win of the season in front of his home crowd.

Franco Morbidelli:

"The championship is done, the pressure is gone but I still want to win in Valencia and this is what we will be working towards this weekend. Equalling Marc's record for the most race wins in a single season is not a goal we're focussed on, but it would be nice to finish my last Moto2 race before stepping up to MotoGP on the top step of the podium. Of course, it won't be easy, as we've seen how strong the KTM riders have been the last few races, but we will give it our best shot!"

Álex Márquez:

"I'm fully motivated for the final race of the season and I head to Valencia in a better physical condition that I started the overseas races. This week is the first time since the injury in Misano that I've been able to train normally, so the feeling going into this weekend is very positive. The last race in Malaysia ended in a crash and disappointment, but I'm looking forward to getting back on the bike and putting that behind me with a strong race in front of my home crowd in Valencia."

Michael Bartholemy: Team Principal

"The pressure is off for both riders as we head into the final race of the 2017 season in Valencia. Franco was crowned as Moto2 World Champion in Malaysia and Álex's fourth place in the championship cannot be challenged by the rider in fifth place. It means Franco and Álex are free to ride their own race this weekend and, as both are not only keen to end the season with a win but also quite capable of doing so, I suspect we'll see them battling together at the front, which would be a fitting end to such a successful season for the team."


Valencia return for Albert Arenas with the Aspar Team

The Spaniard broke the third metacarpal in his right hand at the Grand Prix of Japan and has missed the last two rounds

With the Moto3 World Championship decided since Australia, Joan Mir has one more goal before he moves up to Moto2 in 2018. The Spaniard has the all-time category points record in sight, set by Aspar Team rider Álvaro Bautista on his way to the 125cc title in 2006, when he scored 338 points from just 16 races. To break it, Mir will need either his eleventh victory of the season, which would match the record for most wins set by Valentino Rossi in 1997, or second place. The likes of Romano Fenati, Jorge Martín and local rider Aron Canet will all be keen to stop him as they look to end the season on a high.

Valencia will also see the return of Albert Arenas on his Mahindra with the Aspar Team. The Spaniard broke the third metacarpal in his right hand during qualifying at the Grand Prix of Japan and has missed the last three races to focus on his recovery and return at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo. Arenas will face a medical examination on Thursday that will determine his participation in the Grand Prix of the Comunitat Valenciana. Should he be pronounced fit, Arenas will line up alongside Lorenzo dalla Porta in search of a pair of good results to end the season on a high.

Albert Arenas: “I am looking forward to getting back into 'race mode', especially at a home circuit like Valencia, and meeting up with the team again. It hasn't been an easy few weeks, I have been working hard to get over the injury and I will continue to do so right up until the last minute. You also learn things in situations like this so I am going into the race with strength. The first challenge, the first objective, is to get through the medical on Thursday to make sure I am fit for the Grand Prix.”

Lorenzo dalla Porta: “This weekend marks the end of a difficult season but we are looking forward to giving our maximum like always and achieving a good result like in Australia. We are going to work hard from Friday to try and end the season with a good taste in our mouths.”


RECOVERING NAVARRO TO TRY AND RACE AT VALENCIA

Jorge Navarro will do his utmost to contest the final event of the 2017 Moto2 World Championship, which takes place this weekend at the Spaniard’s home track of Valencia. After undergoing aa ligament-reconstruction surgery to his left ring finger, the 21-year-old has passed a medical evaluation at Barcelona – which gave encouraging results.

Despite the estimated recovery time was originally of one month, the medical staff was pleasantly surprised with the current status of the injury. Should he pass also Thursday’s medical evaluation at the track, Navarro will be the standard bearer of Team Federal Oil Gresini Moto2 at Valencia.

The goal will get the right feeling back with his Kalex machine #9 and try to head into the off season with a good result. But before preparations can begin, Navarro will undergo a minor surgical operation on November 23rd to remove a screw in his left leg, which he injured in 2016.

JORGE NAVARRO #9

“The evaluation went well and better than what doctors were expecting. They took out a stitch that was bothering me and a screw in the finger, so I will try to race this weekend at Valencia. The finger is good in terms of mobility and strength, even though after removing the screw it’s not the same, but I’m sure I’ll be fine in a couple of days. If everything goes according to plan, including the medical evaluation at the circuit on Thursday, I will be able to take part in free practice and see where we are. I really want to get back with the team and race in front of my own crowd, in order to end up the season with the best possible result.”


Valencia closes 2017 season for Estrella Galicia 0,0

Aron Canet and Enea Bastianini will look for another great result at the Valencian Grand Prix, while Estrella Galicia 0,0 will present its new project for the 2018 season this weekend.

Aron Canet and Enea Bastianini contest the final round of the Moto3 season this weekend, as they take on the Valencian Grand Prix at the Ricardo Tormo Circuit. Whilst the flyaway rounds in Japan, Australia and Malaysia involved the team travelling very long distances in recent weeks, for the season finale the racing takes place closer to home for the Estrella Galicia 0,0 pair.

Aron Canet brings to an end a year in which he has emerged as a regular racewinner. As well as his victories in Spain, the Netherlands and Great Britain, he also has podium in France and the Czech Republic and pole positions from the American and German rounds of the 2017 campaign. Up until the most recent race in Malaysia the Spaniard was a contender for the runner-up spot in the overall standings, and he now occupies third place with 192 points. Valencian born and bred, Canet is keen to round off the year with a great performance in front of his home fans.

Enea Bastianini started the season with results that did not reflect his true level as a rider, the Italian has managed to get back on the pace and finish the season consistently amongst the frontrunners. He holds podiums from Great Britain, Aragon and Malaysia, with the latter helping him to climb up the standings. He currently lies sixth overall, with 130 points.

The first Free Practice session for the Moto3 Valencian Grand Prix takes place on Friday at 9am local time, with the race on Sunday at 11am.

Estrella Galicia 0,0 ready for 2018

This Saturday, November 11th at 7:00 p.m. in the team's hospitality area, a presentation of the renovation of the Estrella Galicia 0,0 - Marc VDS - Monlau Repsol Technical School collaboration will take place. The presentation will be attended by the riders already confirmed for next season's lineup in every World Championship class, as well as the members of the Junior Team Estrella Galicia 0,0 that will compete in the FIM CEV Repsol series.

The event will also include participation from:

Ignacio Rivera - Hijos de Rivera SAU CEO

Marc Van der Straten - Marc VDS Racing Owner

Emilio Alzamora - Team Estrella Galicia 0,0 Team Principal

Michael Bartholemy - Team Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS Team Principal

Enea Bastianini

6th in the World Championship with 130 points

"We want another podium at Valencia"

"We arrived at the last Grand Prix of the year with plenty of desire to achieve a good result. In the last few races I have felt very good on the bike and I think that this weekend we will also be fighting at the front. I would like to get on the podium to round off the season in the best way possible with Estrella Galicia 0,0. Without a doubt, we will work hard from the first session on Friday in pursuit of that goal."

Arón Canet

3rd in the World Championship with 192 points

"Winning at Cheste is a dream I have"

"After the long trip around Asia and Oceania we finally arrive at the Valencia GP. It's a very special Grand Prix for me because I will have many family and friends in the paddock, which makes you feel more at home than ever. We are very motivated and eager to have a good race, as last year didn't go well for us and we have unfinished business. I have always said that winning in Cheste is a dream that I have and I will work, together with my crew, from day one to make it come true. I have not stopped training this week and I think we are in very good shape for this last event of the year. We hope to round off the season with a great result."


Bendsneyder and Antonelli aiming for a brilliant farewell in Valencia

The Red Bull KTM Ajo riders will take part in their last race with the team this weekend, with both looking to close the 2017 season as positively as possible.

11/08/2017 - Ricardo Tormo Circuit, Spain

This weekend sees the last round of the 2017 Moto3 World Championship season take place in Valencia, an event which will also serve as a farewell to the Red Bull KTM Ajo team for Bo Bendsneyder and Niccolo Antonelli, who join new projects for next year. With the motivation to close their time on the team well, both will try to achieve a good result at a track where at the beginning of the year they completed a positive test.

Bo Bendsneyder can draw on the experience of last year’s race in Valencia on the KTM, in which he managed to cross the finish line 13th and was less than 9 seconds behind the winner. On the recent flyaway rounds, the Dutch rider was twice in the Top 10. On Sunday a two-year spell with the Red Bull KTM Ajo team comes to an end, as next year he will move up to Moto2.

Niccolo Antonelli arrives in Valencia after achieving his first podium of the year during the Asian rounds, in addition to being able to improve his feeling in both dry and wet conditions. Now he arrives at a circuit that he knows well, having competed there five times. He has a pole position and a best result of 7th, both from 2014. Last year he finished 16th in Valencia.

The trajectory of the Red Bull KTM Ajo team in Valencia has been brilliant so far, with four victories (Danny Kent in 2012, Jack Miller in 2014, Miguel Oliveira in 2015 and Brad Binder in 2016) and a podium (Sandro Cortese in 2012) in the last five seasons. The last race of the Moto3 World Championship campaign will be held this Sunday at 11:00am local time.

23 NICCOLO ANTONELLI

"The season has gone very quickly and we are already at the last round, like every year, in Valencia. This will also be my last race with Red Bull KTM Ajo, so I’m hoping even more to do my best. I like this track a lot. We have already tested there, so we have a base to work with, but it will be important to continue setting up well in order to be ready on Sunday. On raceday we will try to attack and be one of the protagonists in the top positions."

64 BO BENDSNEYDER

"It will be a special weekend. It will be my last race in the Moto3 class and also my last with the Red Bull KTM Ajo team after two years together. I want to thank them very much for their work over these two seasons, because I have learned a lot with them -both in my first year as a rookie and in this 2017. On and off the track we have been a team, so I have to thank everyone, especially my crew and Aki [Ajo], who trusted in me. I'm looking forward to this last race and I hope to have more luck and fight for top positions to finish the season strong, for best possible end to this stage of my career."


Marini and Baldassarri gear up for the Grande Finale

Following an intense three weeks full of racing, the Forward Racing Team duo of Luca Marini and Lorenzo Baldassarri enjoyed some days of rest before returning on track this weekend. Ahead of the last Grand Prix of the year at the Ricardo Tormo Circuit close to Valencia both riders prepare for the final outing with the Swiss-based squad after two and three years, respectively, full of emotions, success and progress.

In two years together with the Forward Racing Team, Marini showed great progress, gradually finding his way towards the top end of the highly-competitive Moto2 field. Now the 20-year-old youngster aims to close his season on a high, after overcoming some recent difficulties. On the other hand, Baldassarri scored his first ever Moto2 win with his crew just one year ago. The determined Italian now wants to recall his full potential at the 4.005-kilometer track in order to celebrate a decent farewell.

The 18th Grand Prix of the season will see the Forward Racing Team flag holders go out on the Spanish soil this Friday at 10.55 CET for the first free practice session ahead of a thrilling last round in 2017.

Luca Marini

“Valencia is the last round of the year and as usual it will be important to give our maximum. I really want to achieve something great in order to leave my guys and the entire team in the best possible way. I think, that the Forward Racing Team, my mechanics and me deserve this more than anything. Apart from that I aim to enjoy myself and have fun on track, which has a quite unique layout, that I like.”

Lorenzo Baldassarri

“I'll arrive in Spain in a positive mood and with the main target being to close my three years with the Forward Racing Team with a strong result. I will certainly do my very best. The track itself is one of the shortest in the calendar, but I like it, especially the last sector with the fast left corner at the end, as we can do some great slides there. I truly hope that after the last rounds the weather will be consistent this weekend and we can start to work hard from Friday on to finally get the outcome we all deserve.”

Giovanni Cuzari - Team Owner

“We arrive in Valencia with mixed emotions. First of all, we can’t wait for the weekend, the fantastic Spanish fans, the unique atmosphere plus we hope that Luca and Lorenzo will be finally able to show their full potential again. We know that they belong to the top and I’m confident we can display this for the last time together during their final outing with our colors, not only to reward our guys for their hard work all season long but as well to please our partners, who backed us in good and bad times.”


Oliveira and Binder head Valencia aiming to enjoy season finale

Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2 riders arrive at the last Grand Prix of the year off the back of two consecutive 1-2 finishes.

11/08/2017 - Ricardo Tormo Circuit, Spain

Miguel Oliveira and Brad Binder will bring their first season with KTM in Moto2 to an end this weekend in Valencia. The Red Bull KTM Ajo riders have enjoyed an excellent year, evolving race by race, and showed their potential with two consecutive 1-2 finishes in Australia and Malaysia last month. Now both face the last round of the year having achieved their goals, and are looking only to give their all and enjoy the season finale.

Whatever happens in Valencia, Miguel Oliveira will end the year in third place in the Moto2 World Championship. The Portuguese rider and his KTM bike have made steady improvement throughout the season, and Oliveira arrives at the Ricardo Tormo Circuit in his best form yet, after two consecutive victories. He will aim to repeat his success from 2015 at the track, where he won the Moto3 Valencia GP.

Brad Binder also reached his best form during the flyaways, with two second places that have confirmed his magnificent development this year. The South African, who has already established himself in the Top 10 of the intermediate class, will look to finish the year with another great performance in Valencia, where last year he took the victory in his farewell from the Moto3 class.

The Moto2 race will be held on Sunday at 12:20pm local time. At the gala on Sunday afternoon, Miguel Oliveira will be awarded his prize for finishing in third place in this 2017 Moto2 World Championship.

41 BRAD BINDER

"The last two races, in Australia and Malaysia, have gone really well for us. Getting second place at two consecutive Grands Prix is incredible. It was good to have this week off to prepare and train hard for the last round in Valencia. We have already tested at the track and we already feel really good on the bike, so I hope to continue with this great dynamic and fight for a third podium this Sunday."

44 MIGUEL OLIVEIRA

"I’m very motivated for the last race of the year in Valencia. After having tested at this circuit a few times with the KTM Moto2 bike, I think we can be competitive this weekend. Even so, we must reinforce the idea that we have nothing to lose and that we have already secured third position in the World Championship standings. We will go out there to have fun, to do a good job and to try to give the fans a good result. We want to confirm the good form we had at the last Grands Prix."


Showdown in Valencia: 18th and ultimate race of the 2017 campaign

Preview: Valencia GP

Back in Europe the squad of Peugeot Motocycles SAXOPRINT is ready to compete in the 18th race, and therefore the grand final of the season 2017. For the last race of the year Kornfeil and Pulkkinen, just like the rest of the grid, are willing to show their best performance one last time.

Traditionally the ending of the season of the FIM Motorcycle World Championship is celebrated in Valencia. Since 1999 the “Circuit Ricardo Tormo” in Cheste is part of the race calendar and as it´s the last stop of the season the track always offers a special flair.

Build like a stadium so that the spectators can oversee the whole circuit, the relatively small track has space for up to 150.000 visitors – festive mood to be expected.

Having a total length of only four kilometres, but five right and seven left corners as well as a longest straight of 876m the track is still highly demanding. Loved by the riders and spectators equally the circuit is regarded as one of best in the calendar.

For the pilots of Peugeot Motocycles SAXOPRINT this will be the last race with their Peugeot bikes. Both are eager to finish their season with a positive result.

Now that Kornfeil came back with a top 15 and top 10 result from the Asia tour he is in the right spirit to show a good performance one last time.

As we are back in Europe now the schedule follows the usual plan: the first Free Practice will start at 9.00am on Friday, the showdown will kick off on Sunday at 11.00am.

#84 Jakub Kornfeil:

“I am really looking forward to Valencia. We had a really though season, we had good times but also a lot of hard ones and now we are up to our last race of this year. I hope we can score points again as this would be a nice ending. In the last few races we had a lot of rain so this time it would be nice if it stays dry. Also it is a lot more fun to ride for the pilots in dry conditions. So fingers crossed for this and hopefully we finish the season in style – inside the top 15.”

#4 Patrik Pulkkinen:

“It feels quite strange that this is already the last race of the season. In the end the time went by rather quickly. I like the circuit in Valencia a lot and I have been there quite a lot already so I am looking forward to be back on that track again. As it is the last race I want to show the best performance I can and hopefully also achieve the best result of this year.”


McPhee faces down the final round

British Talent Team ready for the last race of the season

John McPhee is ready for his swan song with the British Talent Team at the Valencia GP, with the Scot currently seventh in the standings and gunning to take over in sixth before the season ends. With a solid race at Sepang to come home in the top five from the front row, McPhee is looking to end the season on a high.

The Circuit Ricardo Tormo is 4km long, with nine right- and five left-handed corners set in an amphitheatre layout making for incredible fan viewing. McPhee has been in the top ten before at the track, and will be looking to repeat that as a minimum in his final race with the British Talent Team. The Scot was also on pole at the venue in 2015.

The lights go out for the finale on Sunday at 11:00 (GMT +1), with practice beginning from Friday morning.

John McPhee: "We finished off Malaysia really strongly and I feel really comfortable on the bike so I'm excited to be here at Valencia. It's a shame it's the last race of the year! Last time I was here on a Honda I was on pole, so that gives us a bit of extra confidence going into the round. It's always somewhere I've been able to fight at the front so we'll be looking to finish the year off strong. And to finish on a high for the team, as it's our last race together."


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CHAMPIONSHIP: MOTOGP WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

CLASS: MOTO3

TEAM: MARINELLI RIVACOLD SNIPERS TEAM

RIDERS: FENATI N. 5 - DANILO N. 95

BIKE: HONDA NSF250RW

DATE: 09 NOVEMBER 2017

CIRCUIT: VALENCIA - COMUNITAT VALENCIANA

After the Asian scenery, we are coming back to Europe, in Valencia, for the final round of the season. Both the riders of the Marinelli Rivacold Snipers team want to conclude the season at the best: Romano Fenati, World Vicechampion, and Jules Danilo will face their last Moto3 race. The rider from Ascoli will try a Kalex Moto2 next Thursday and Friday for the first tests. Even Jules Danilo in 2018 will be in Moto2 with the team SAG.

Romano Fenati: "Even if games are over and the classification is closed I want to do a great race in Valencia and do my best to finish the season and my adventure in Moto3 with a good performance".

Jules Danilo: "Valencia is a difficult track for me. In the last two races we did a good step forward and I am confident. I want to finish this season with a good note so I will do my best to get the best possible result".


OFF TO VALENCIA FOR THE LAST RACE OF THE SEASON

The Ricardo Tormo Circuit hosts the latest 2017 act for the riders of the SKY Racing Team VR46. In Moto2, Bagnaia celebrates the title of Rookie of the Year. In Moto3, Migno is fighting for being the best KTM rider.

Valencia (Spain), November 9th, 2017 – The GP of the Valencian Community means the end of the the 2017 season for the Sky Racing Team VR46. In Moto2, the team will celebrate the great result of Rookie of the Year thanks to the 4 podiums of Francesco Bagnaia at the debut in the middle class of the Championship. In Moto3, Andrea Migno is fighting to defend the title of the first KTM rider in the standings.

Before jump on the stage of FIM MotoGP Awards Ceremony, Sunday night, Pecco, fifth in the standings, will be on track for battling with the strongest guys. Alongside him, Stefano Manzi, at work for closing in the best way his growth path.

On a well-known track, Andrea Migno and Nicolò Bulega will try to clear the gap from the front guys. Andrea, currently the first KTM rider in the standings, wants to confirm in Valencia, where last year he was on the third place of the podium, this result. Even Nicolò, who two years ago won the Junior Championship here, a good placement is the goal for the weekend.

INFO CIRCUIT

Length: 4.0 km

Left turns: 9

Right turns: 5

Longest straight: 876 m

Moto3 race laps: 24

Moto3 race distance: 96.1 km

2016 Moto3 podium: Brad Binder, Joan Mir, Andrea Migno

Moto2 race laps: 27

Moto2 race distance: 108.1 km

2016 Moto2 podium: Johann Zarco, Thomas Luthi, Franco Morbidelli

PABLO NIETO - Team Manager

In Moto2, it closes the first year as Rookie for the whole Team. We have achieved results above our expectations: four podiums, many placements in the Top5, the title of Rookie of the Year and an important growth path for both Pecco and Stefano. In Moto3, we struggled a little bit more, but we got some important goals thanks to Nicolò and Andrea: the victory at Mugello and the title of first KTM in the standings that will be decided this Sunday. Valencia is definitely a track that all our riders know well: we have many references and data and this is a good starting point for handling the weekend. In Moto2, we can fight with the strongest guys. In Moto3, the goal is to approach the front group.

Pecco Bagnaia

We are at the last race of my Rookie season in Moto2: I have centered 4 podiums and many placements in the Top5. I've done a great job with the Team and we still have this race to fight with the strongest guys and confirm the fifth place in the overall standings.

Stefano Manzi

It closes the first season in Moto2 for me and the Team on a track I know very well. Despite the crash in Sepang, I come from a good placements and I'd like to close this 2017 in the best way. Thanks to Team support, I made an important step forward.

Andrea Migno

It will be the last race with the SKY Racing Team VR46 and the goal of first KTM in the overall ranking has to be centered. Last year, here in Valencia, I had a great satisfaction , this means an extra motivation for closing the gap from the Top guys and achieve a good result.

Nicolo Bulega

We are back on track for the last race of the 2017: I expected something more from the oversea races and I would like to close the season with a good result also to face in the best way the tests we expect after the race.

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2017

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