The Italian rider will do the last race with the Reale Avintia Arizona 77 team this weekend. After four races in Asia and Oceania in 6 weeks, the paddock returns to Europe as the season comes to an end in the fourth race of the year on Spanish soil. From this Friday to Sunday, the nineteenth and final race of the 2019 season will be held at the Ricardo Tormo Circuit in Cheste (Valencia). As it’s happened in the recent years, the Valencian event will put an end to almost 10 months of competition in which the world championship has competed in 16 different countries.
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 876m 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.
In the last races, Stefano Nepa has experienced an improvement in his performance and, although he has not been always lucky, he managed to finish in the TOP10 in 2 out of the 4 last races. Besides, the Italian will try to end the season with the best possible result in order to keep with his good progression in a circuit he knows well.
“We arrived in the last race, this second part of the championship has passed by very fast. It is a pity that it is the last GP, but it has been a very beautiful year so we will try to finish it as well as possible here in Valencia, a track that I know very well. I want to finish the year well and get a good result for both me and the team.”