10 things to know about the MotoGP de la Comunitat Valenciana

MotoGP Racing News Daily

The final round of the MotoGP World Championship, which is traditionally held at the Ricardo Tormo circuit in Cheste, brings an end to the 2019 season. Let’s have a look at ten key facts:

– With a third place for Dovizioso in Malaysia, Ducati has achieved a total of 16 podiums this season, the best result by the Italian manufacturer since 2007, the year it won both the Constructors’ and Riders’ titles.

– The third place at Sepang was the ninth podium of the season for Dovizioso, who has now equalled his highest number of podiums in one year in MotoGP (2018).

– Dovizioso, with 256 points, is just five points away from his best-ever result in the premier category, obtained in 2017 when he scored a total of 261 points and finished runner-up.

– Ducati has won three times at Valencia: in 2006 with Troy Bayliss, in 2008 with Casey Stoner and in 2018 with Andrea Dovizioso.

– The circuit of Valencia is, together with Sepang, the fourth track where Ducati has conquered the highest number of podiums, a total of 9. As well as the three wins already mentioned, podiums were also achieved by Capirossi (2003 and 2006), Bayliss (2004), Stoner (2007 and 2010) and Iannone (2016).

– At Valencia the top speed record is also held by a Ducati, and it was set by Dovizioso in 2015: 335.9 km/h.

– The GP de la Comunitat Valenciana will decide if Danilo Petrucci finishes the season in fourth, fifth, sixth or seventh place in the Riders’ classification.

– For 18 seasons in a row, the GP de la Comunitat Valenciana has been the final round of the MotoGP World Championship.

– With a length of 4.005 km, Valencia is the second shortest circuit on the entire calendar, behind Sachsenring, as well as being the slowest with an average speed of about 161 km/h.

– The Ricardo Tormo circuit owes its name to the Spanish rider, who was world champion in 1978 in 50cc, the first Valencian to win a world title.

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