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.

After a great race at Sepang, Jorge Lorenzo wants to finish the 2017 MotoGP season in the best possible way.

The Ducati rider from Mallorca has taken part in eight Valencia GPs, winning four of them, including the last two which he dominated in fine style.

"We have already arrived at the final race of the season, as always here at Valencia, a circuit where I have great memories and where I've scored some excellent results in the past, but it's also a track which has not always been favourable for our bike,” he said.

β€œIt's a small track with very tight corners, but the world championship is still open for Andrea and nothing is impossible in this last race. It'll be a great season finale and I'll give my all as always, to finish my first year in Ducati with the best possible result.”

There will also be a third wild-card outing for Michele Pirro with the Desmosedici GP of the Ducati Test Team. The Italian has taken part four times in the Valencia race in the MotoGP category, with his best result being a fifth in 2012, while the previous year he took the win in the Moto2 class.

The Ducati Team has twice won in MotoGP at Valencia, with Troy Bayliss in 2006 and Casey Stoner in 2008.