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Valencia victorious in IRTA 'Best Grand Prix' Trophy 2005.

Valencia victorious in IRTA 'Best Grand Prix' Trophy 2005.

Valencia victorious in IRTA 'Best Grand Prix' Trophy 2005.

Gran Premio de La Comunitat Valeciana, held at the Ricardo Tormo Circuit on the outskirts of the city of Valencia, has won the coveted IRTA Trophy as 'Best Grand Prix' 2005. The success is particularly sweet for the event organisers as Valencia regained the Trophy that they won in both 2002 and 2003.

Competition for the Trophy is intense and Valencia narrowly edged out Malaysia and the Czech Republic in a very close poll. The same three Grands Prix topped the poll in 2004 with Valencia finishing second.

The IRTA Trophy is awarded based upon a point scoring system that covers every aspect of the running of a grand prix. Rider's safety, trackside official's measures and medical facilities are of paramount in motorsport and Valencia excels in all departments. Medical facilities, under the guidance of Enrique Gastaldi, are second to none. Valencia is, without doubt, one of the safest circuits on the 17-round grand prix calendar.

The race organisation has an enviable reputation for cooperation with IRTA and is ever ready to find solutions to the problems encountered by the teams and riders. The pit box facilities equal those provided at the latest state of the art circuits and paddock accommodation is more than adequate.

Circuit General Director Eduardo Nogues has worked tirelessly to ensure and consolidate the growth and influence of the circuit and the organisational team he has built around him has much to be proud of.

Each year the circuit management and associated on-event staff have improved their performance to the extent the grand prix has won three IRTA Trophies in the last four years.

IRTA President Sito Pons was lavish in his praise of Valencia. He said; "I was very happy to learn that Valencia has regained the IRTA Trophy as 'Best Grand Prix' of 2005. Not because I am Spanish I wish to add, although that gives me additional pleasure. No, I am happy because it shows the commitment and dedication that the Valencia organisation displayed in their efforts to be the best grand prix. Competition for the IRTA Trophy is intense and Grands Prix such as Valencia, Malaysia, the Czech Republic and Mugello have set very high standards and I am happy to say these circuits have inspired others to improve the quality of their performances. For Valencia to win the trophy three times in four seasons is an excellent performance and everybody at IRTA joins me in thanking all those involved with the event for the friendly, cooperative, and above all professional manner in which they operate."

"The race is the final event of a very arduous 17-race season and everybody is tired when they arrive at Valencia following a series of fly-away races. But Valencia is a very special grand prix. Superb organisation apart the circuit layout virtually guarantees close racing and the incredible atmosphere generated by the spectators is unique in grand prix racing. Once again I congratulate all concerned with the race." Concluded the IRTA President.

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MotoGP, 2006

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