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Valencia hotels 98% booked for final MotoGP race as tension rises between Rossi and Lorenzo
06 November 2015 @ 19:08

BARELY a single hotel room has been left unbooked in Valencia this weekend for the last race of the MotoGP season as fans queue up to witness the final showdown between Italian Valentino Rossi and his Yamaha team-mate, Mallorca-born Jorge Lorenzo.

Due to be held at the Ricardo Tormo circuit in the village of Cheste, a few kilometres west of the city, the last MotoGP date on the calendar is always a great weekend for hotel bosses and a less-pleasant one for motorists on the A-3 and A-7, but with sparks set to fly in and out of the paddock and Lorenzo and Rossi being so close in points, many followers of the sport who would normally have just watched it on TV have decided they do not want to miss the gory details when it is happening on their doorstep.

Cheste and nearby towns of Chiva and Benisanó have no hotels, meaning most people head for Valencia city – and here, 98% of rooms are now booked up.

This is in spite of prices having nearly doubled for MotoGP weekend – on average, a room in Valencia costs €97, although much cheaper ones are often available, but this weekend will see the same accommodation rising to €183 per night.

Even for the practice race on Friday, 92% of rooms are now reserved.

Race Direction maintains Rossi kicked Spain's Marc Márquez off his bike as the Catalunya-born reigning champion tried to overtake him at the Malaysia Grand Prix in Sepang a fortnight ago, forcing him to end on a zero-point race.


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