Yamaha Factory Racing returns victorious to Spain this week for the 2012 season finale, the Gran Premio Generali de la Communitat Valenciana, as World champions. Jorge Lorenzo clinched the title at Phillip Island two weeks ago with one round still remaining, becoming the first ever Spaniard to claim two premier class world titles. The World Champion is now free to enjoy his last home Grand Prix of the season free from pressure in front of his Spanish fans. The race will be especially enjoyable for Lorenzo as he was forced to miss the 2011 Valencia round as he recovered from injuries sustained in a warm up crash at Phillip Island.
Tt would be amazing to end the year with a victory.
Jorge Lorenzo “This is the last round of the season, it’s a great feeling to be coming home to my Spanish fans as the world champion. It’s been a long, tough year and we have all worked so hard to get here, now this weekend will be one to enjoy for all of us with less pressure. I will of course still be pushing for the top step of the podium, it would be amazing to end the year with a victory.”
Katsuyuki Nakasuga “It’s a big honour to be chosen by Yamaha again to represent them at Valencia. The level of the talent is so high in the MotoGP field but I will do my best to make Yamaha proud with this opportunity. As the Yamaha test rider this is also a good opportunity to gain further valuable data for the M1.”
Wilco Zeelenberg - Yamaha Factory Racing Team Manager “Here we are finally at the end of a long tough season! What better way to arrive here in Valencia than as world champions, this means we can all enjoy this final race that little bit more with a little less pressure. We are all looking forward to the race, Valencia is always a great crowd so we plan to put on a good show for the fans and end it in style.”