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After four overseas races, the World Motorcycle Championship returned to Europe for the final, which has traditionally taken place in Valencia. This track has consistently been the venue for a Grand Prix since it was built in 1999.
For Aron Canet from the Sterilgarda Max Racing Team, a lot was at stake. During his home races, his goal was to defend his second place ranking in the world championship. While there were two rivals that could still challenge him for the vice world championship title, all he needed was a fifth place finish to be in the clear. Anything less than fifth place would mean that his rankings would be in the hands of his competitors’ scores. However, the 20-year-old and his team were well prepared for the task. Training days consisted of mostly sunny weather, although the mornings were especially cool. Aron performed very well and finished the three free practice sessions with a gap of 0.03 seconds in third place. In qualifying, he confirmed his podium ambitions with fourth place on the grid.
Race day started with a second place finish in the warm-up. The rest of the day, however, went differently than hoped. Aron did not reach his starting position in the warm-up lap. A loss of oil caused him to crash, but fortunately the bike was brought back to the pits and the mechanics were able to quickly repair the problem and replace the damaged parts.
Everything was ready in time for the start, but Aron had to begin from the last row. After three laps the race was stopped because of a crash. This gave his team the opportunity to prepare his KTM perfectly. According to the rules, he was allowed to start from his original starting position once the race was restarted. The Spaniard began well and was immediately in third place. Halfway through the race he did not take any unnecessary risk and concentrated on his competitors for the second place in the world championship. He even crossed the finish line ahead of them in sixth place. After all the excitement, the joy about the Vice World Championship title was enormous. All in all, the three victories and just as many more podium placements made them the most successful KTM team. Unfortunately there was not much time to celebrate because the first tests with the new Husqvarna and the two newcomers Romano Fenati and Alonso Lopez will already take place this week in Jerez.