Nico Terol, the last ever winner of the 125cc World Championship, is to have a corner of the Valencia circuit named in his honour.
Local star Terol started his racing career at the Spanish track, where he was crowned champion in the 2011 125cc finale on November 6. The 23-year-old must now decide which of the unnamed corners he wishes to claim.
"We do not yet know which corner to choose, but the important thing is that it is a great honour to have a corner at the track where I started my career and where I was crowned champion" stated Terol.
Terol joins Mick Doohan, Jorge Martinez 'Aspar', Adrian Campos, Champi Herreros and Angel Nieto in having a Valencia corner named in his honour.
Terol will graduate with the Aspar team to Moto2 next year, when the 125cc World Championship will be replaced by the new Moto3 class.