Sunday sees the final race on this year’s MotoGP calender at Valencia in Spain, ending an eventful and action-packed season filled with lots of spectacular crashes and even better racing!

Sunday sees the final race on this year’s MotoGP calender at Valencia in Spain, ending an eventful and action-packed season filled with lots of spectacular crashes and even better racing!

It’s been a record-breaking year for Valentino Rossi and the Honda team, who clinched the premier-class title together for the third season in a row.

Rossi became only the eighth rider ever to clinch a hat-trick of consecutive crowns and could this weekend extend his run of podium finishes to 22, equalling the all-time record set by the legendary Giacomo Agostini.

World Champ Rossi has also announced that he will finally put MotoGP out of its misery when he announces after Sunday’s race who he will race for next year.

"I don't think it would be fair to make it before the race so we will wait and do it afterwards," he said.

Honda, whose riders Sete Gibernau and Max Biaggi are already confirmed as second and third in the championship, will be hoping to end its good run this season on a high note. With two devastating riders, Honda will be hoping to equal its record of 15 wins in one season, set in 1997.

Spain’s Gibernau will be using the race as an opportunity to celebrate his best season in Grand Prix racing in front of his home fans. Without the pressure of racing for the championship, the Spaniard will look forward to a repeat of his spectacular victory at Valencia in 2001.

Meanwhile, at Yamaha Norick Abe will take the place of the injured Marco Melandri, who is recovering after his successful shoulder operation earlier this week.

Troy Bayliss of Ducati, will also be at the starting line on Sunday, one year after the unveiling of the Ducati at the Spanish circuit.

He has recovered well after his fall in Australia, which left him unconscious after challenging Melandri for the lead. Team-mate Loris Capirossi will celebrate sealing fourth place in the championship on his 200th Grand Prix appearance.