Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP riders Valentino Rossi and Maverick Viñales are set to wrap up the 2019 campaign at the Gran Premio de la Comunitat Valenciana.
Coming off his triumph in Malaysia, Viñales has his eyes set on his third victory of the season as he hopes to win in his home country. The 24-year-old is also looking to hold on to third place in the championship standings.
After tallying two wins, three runners-up and three third-place finishes in his career in Valencia, Valentino Rossi will be trying to climb the rostrum at the Circuito de la Comunitat Valenciana – Ricardo Tormo for the first time since 2014.
Maverick Viñales: “I’m very happy to head back to Valencia, feeling in such good physical shape and with a positive mentality after the victory in Malaysia. We are working very well with the team, and all the hard work done throughout the season is now paying off. We have found the formula to continue developing the bike for 2020 and that is what we are doing. My goal for this weekend is finishing the season with another victory or at least with another podium, in order to be the first Yamaha in the championship standings and to achieve the third position in the general classification. I can’t wait to start working on next year. I think that this GP we will be a strong contender, and we’ll fight for the victory from the beginning of the weekend. I really want to be able to show that we are ready to fight for the victory.”
Valentino Rossi: “The final GP of 2019 has arrived. It hasn’t been an easy season but in the last races we improved. In Malaysia we had a good race and we will try to do the same in Valencia, we want to try to go on the podium. After the last Grand Prix there will be two tests, one in Valencia and one in Jerez. These will be very important weeks. We will do our best!”