WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - AUGUST 04: Dane Coles grimaces in the rain during a Hurricanes Super Rugby training session at Rugby League Park on August 4, 2016 in Wellington, New Zealand. (Photo by Martin Hunter/Getty Images)

After all the overseas races the Moto GP Paddock finally returns to European soil for the season finale at the Gran Premio de la Comunitat Valenciana in Spain.

With Yamaha rider, Valentino Rossi securing second place in the championship last time out in Malaysia, the Italian rider will be enjoying this last round to the fullest with some great racing.

Rossi enters Spain intent on fighting for a podium spot as he focuses on the fight for the Manufacturer‘s and Team‘s Title to close the season in the best way possible.

The nine-time World Champion has previously taken two premier class wins at Valencia, in 2003 and 2004, and he has claimed multiple podiums with second places in 2002, 2009 and 2014 and third places in 2005, 2008 and 2010.
“For me Valencia is always a special race because it is always very challenging,” he said. “Usually on this track I suffer a bit and it's not good for me. For this reason I want to be as strong as possible during this weekend, working well with my team and get the best possible result.”

“We are still fighting for the constructor‘s and the team‘s championship, so I will do my best to collect important points. After the race I will finally try the new YZR-M1. I am very impatient to get to know next year‘s bike!”

The atmosphere is always special in Valencia, which makes for an exciting race  to wrap up the 2016 MotoGP World Championship season.