After four races in Asia and Oceania in 6 weeks, the paddock returns to the old continent to close the season 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 usual for 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 Circuit of the Valencian Community was completed in 1999 and held tests of the MotoGP Championship and Spanish Motorcycles already in the same year. The Cheste track has several designs, which run counterclockwise with different lengths. MotoGP races are carried out on a 4 km track consisting of five turns to the right, eight to the left and a straight of 876m. Although the track is considered quite small, the pit complex contains 48 garages, while the stadium-style grandstands can hold up to 150,000 spectators. The circuit design that allows you to see all parts of the track from any position and helps create a unique atmosphere that Spanish and international riders enjoy equally. Being the last race of the season there is always a party feeling in the Grand Prix, which was voted best GP of 2005 by IRTA.
Tito Rabat could not finish the races of Japan and Australia due to a hand injury and did not participate in the last Malaysian GP. Fortunately, the Barcelona rider will be present at the GP of the Valencian Community in a circuit in which he won in 2015 when he competed in Moto2 and that, in his last participation in MotoGP in 2017, managed to finish in the Top10.
Karel Abraham, on the other hand, will try to reverse Malaysia’s bad luck in a circuit that saw him win in 2010 in the first year of the Moto2 category in the world championship.
“I am looking forward to finishing the season in the best way possible in a big way in front of Spanish fans here in Valencia.”
“The one in Valencia is always a strange race because, on the one hand, we are all tired and wanting to have some time to disconnect and enjoy the winter. On the other hand, it is sad because it is the last race of the season. However, I want to run because I have good memories of this GP and, in fact, here I won a race in Moto2”.