MotoGP heads into the three final races in Valencia and Portimao

Two events for the Ducati Team in Spain and then it's on to Portugal for the last race of the season

Another double date awaits the MotoGP at the Ricardo Tormo circuit in Valencia. What for years has been the grand finale of the season, this year will be followed by the Portimao race because of the pandemic-related changes to the MotoGP calendar. 

With 75 points still available, Andrea Dovizioso's fight for the title certainly can't be considered over notwithstanding the difficulty adapting that he and his motorcycle have experienced throughout 2020. To try to resolve these issues, Michele Pirro took a number of test runs on the Valencian track in order to identify the best configurations for race weekends. So there's still hope, as long as especially cold temperatures don't throw a spanner in the works of the Desmosedici GP. The two races in Spain will see Danilo Petrucci trying to repe at the good performance of Le Mans. Rain isn't too rare in Valencia, which is just fine for Danilo who has shown time and again that he's got what it takes to win on a wet track. 

Valencia will also offer the riders of Pramac Racing a chance to redeem themselves after failing to achieve the desired results at Motorland. Jack Miller was especially unlucky, as he was eliminated by an accident at the start of the second race after showing a lot of speed in the qualification runs.

Named after Ricardo Tormo, the circuit has a very tortuous track situated inside a huge basin formed by the stands filled with Spanish fans. It doesn't have a lot of stretches, the motorcycles spending a lot of time of the lap managing the throttle. It is a circuit that therefore requires a very balanced chassis to allow competitive speeds in the corners.

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Circuito Ricardo Tormo (Europa GP)
Circuito Ricardo Tormo
General Info

Completed in 1999, the Valencia circuit first held a MotoGP round in the same year. The track has several layouts with varying lengths and runs anti-clockwise. Although the circuit itself is quite small, the massive grandstands can seat up to 150,000 spectators. The layout allows all parts of the circuit to be seen from anywhere and helps to create a unique atmosphere enjoyed by the enthusiastic Spanish public, which as always will arrive in force for the final race of the season.

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