After a week’s break, following an intense three-week schedule in Asia, the Repsol Honda Team head to Valencia this weekend with all to play for.
With the Team Championship being won in Japan, as a result of Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa’s 2nd and 3rd placings respectively, the two Spanish riders will be fighting to secure Honda’s 62nd Constructor’s Championship this weekend - they currently have a 14 point advantage over their nearest rivals. It is also a crucial race for Championship leader, Marc, who leads the Championship by 13 points heading into this last round.
The MotoGP race at the Circuito de la Comunitat Valenciana is held on a 4km track comprising of five right handed corners, eight left handers and a 650m straight. Although the track is regarded as quite small, the stadium style grandstands can seat up to 150,0 00 spectators, and it's sure to be a sell out this weekend.
Marc has stood on the podium just once in Valencia, after his emphatic victory from last place on the grid to 1st here last year in Moto2. Dani has celebrated eight podiums which include six 1st positions - 2012, 2009, 2007 (MotoGP), 2005, 2004 (250cc), 2002 (125cc).