Suzuki rider Andrea Iannone has recovered well since his return from the very long and distant Japan-Australia-Malaysia trip and is now ready to face the last challenge of the season and eager to start thinking about 2018.

The last race in Sepang was a bitter one, with Iannone out of the points, but the previous races in Motegi and Phillip Island had been positive ones as he was able to sense the improvements in the feeling of the bike and the consequent improvement of performance.

“Valencia is a peculiar track that I can race very well when I have a good feel for the bike,” Iannone said. “My race last year was a good one. I was coming back after injury and had a positive feeling with the layout."

"This year I'm approaching the race in a high spirits because I still link this circuit with the first time ever that I tried the GSX-RR, and the feeling was great. Our goal is to close this season in a good way. In the last races we have had some ups and downs, but on average we have been able to make important improvements in this final stretch of the season.”

As per tradition, the Valencian Grand Prix will be the round that brings an end to the 2017 MotoGP World Championship and bridges into the 2018 season with the test that follows on the Tuesday and Wednesday after the weekend´s race.