Valentino Rossi set to say goodbye to Ducati
Last Updated: 07/11/12 12:00pm
Valentino Rossi: 'The Doctor' set to say goodbye to Ducati
Valentino Rossi admits this weekend's final MotoGP of the season will be "strange" as he brings a hugely disappointing spell with Ducati to a close.
The Italian legend has spent two years at Ducati but will move to Yamaha after achieving just three podiums in 34 races.
The seven-time champion expects to start as No 2 rider behind world champion Jorge Lorenzo at Yamaha, but before that, he will wave goodbye to his team at Ducati with a trip to Valencia.
"It will be a strange weekend that should be challenging for a few different reasons, but we'll do our best," 'The Doctor' told autosport.com.
"Valencia definitely isn't one of my favourite circuits, apart from the fact that it's in Spain, which always has a great atmosphere.
"It's a 'Micky Mouse' track that's small for MotoGP and therefore difficult and tricky.
"There are a bunch of left hand corners, and I normally prefer those that go to the right. Anyway, we'll see."
Team boss Vittoriano Guareschi said "It's the last race, and we have the chance for Valentino to finish the season in fifth place in the championship. We'll all do our best to help him achieve that."