Enea Bastianini and Luca Marini will face this weekend at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo the last round of the 2021 MotoGP World Championship, the Gran Premio Motul de la Comunitat Valenciana.

Bastianini, currently 12th in the world standings with 94 points, arrives in Valencia in great shape and with the aim of being crowned ‘Rookie of the Year’. The Avintia Esponsorama Racing rider has a three-point advantage over Jorge Martín.

Luca Marini is 18th with 41 points. The Sky VR46 Avintia rider, who has made a big step forward since the Misano test, wants to continue confirming the good feelings of the last races at the Spanish track and close the campaign with a good result.

Avintia Esponsorama Racing and Sky VR46 Avintia will contest the first free practice session of the Gran Premio Motul de la Comunitat Valenciana tomorrow from 9:55am.

“We are at the last race of the year. We will try to find a good rhythm from the first day to have a good weekend. It’s a circuit I like, but I’ve never had great results, so it will be important to have a good set-up on the bike, get a good qualifying position so as not to compromise the race and, on Sunday, give everything to achieve our objective.”

“I am happy to be back on track this weekend, even if it is the last race of the season. In Portimao we confirmed the progress we made in qualifying and free practice. We will keep working in the race to make a good start and keep the pace of the group during the race.”