In this last race the trend has been the same as all season and although the result has not been good, running in front of the fans in Valencia is impressive. I will miss the team, but he has not known me as a farewell or the end of something, but as a step change.
It was not the best qualifying of the year, but at least the first Desmosedici GP16 us, we are ahead of Bautista and Redding. Today we shot as winter testing, so we have no progress this year.
The day did not go as we expected, but we are close, as two tenths would enter inside the top 10. We have to improve a lot for the race, and on a weekend as special as this one in which we must do so all right.
Valencia is my home and it's always special for me to run at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo. But this year will still be special because it will be the last race for the team to have competed in the last five seasons and that for me is like a family. It will also be my last race in MotoGP because after eight years in this category next season will look for new challenges in Moto2.
It was a very difficult race, from the beginning I have been suffered because I chose the wrong tire and it was like driving on ice. I decided to go with the hard tire, the same as that used last year when I finished fourth but this time it was impossible to go fast.