TEAM DEL CONCA GRESINI READY FOR CELEBRATORY FINALE AT VALENCIA

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The stage is set to welcome the 2018 Moto3 World Champion as Team Del Conca Gresini Moto3 heads to Valencia’s Ricardo Tormo circuit for the season finale. In front of his home crowd, Jorge Martin will race once more in the quarter-litre class of MotoGP – this time as the reigning champion – before saying goodbye to the team and head to Moto2.

The grand finale of the 2018 edition of MotoGP is going to be a very emotional one, withFabio Di Giannantonio also taking part in his last event with Gresini Racing. The young Italian rider is still in contention for the runner-up spot in the series as he enters the last racing weekend of the year in third place, nine points shy of fellow Italian Bezzecchi. A one-two in the final classification would be a historical result for the Faenza-based squad.

Moto3 proceedings will get underway at 9am local time (GMT+1) following the standard European timetable.

JORGE MARTIN #88
“It’s nice to get to the season finale as world champion, but that doesn’t mean that I will be more relaxed. I want to finish on a high note what has been an emotion-filled season and so I will only think about winning the race in front of the fantastic Valencia crowd.”

FABIO DI GIANNANTONIO #21
“This is the final race of the year, but also the last one in Moto3 and with Team Gresini: we need a good result if we want to have a shot at second place in the championship, but also to finish this journey in the best possible way. We will obviously give it a try. I’m preparing this last race by training hard here at home; hopefully we’ll be able to leave behind the poor sixth place scored at Sepang. I’m ready!”