The 2016 MotoGP ends in Valencia, on the Ricardo Tormo circuit. And, as tradition dictates, the tickets have all sold out in a matter of weeks.
Over 120.000 spectators will be awaiting the two Aprilia RS-GPs: the Spanish challenge is the perfect occasion to confirm the excellent efforts made in the Far East, with the achievements in Montegi, Philip Island and Sepang.
The circuit is unique, with frequent straights and just as many slow, tight curves.
Here, an agile motorcycle is required to confront the turns and the changes of direction.
Another key element is the front axle, which is under intense pressure in Valencia, and therefore needs to be as stable as possible.
One unpredictable variable is the wind: the sea is close by and the high number of turns exposed to it make the pressure of Mediterranean winds a rival to keep in mind.