Aleix Espargaro will bring the curtain down on his most successful MotoGP season at Valencia on Sunday.

After initially doubting the wisdom of his move from Aspar to the new Forward Yamaha project, the young Spaniard has secured his first MotoGP pole and podium - and is already confirmed as winning the Open class, with sixth in the overall standings.

Such results have in turn seen Espargaro picked by Suzuki for its factory MotoGP return in 2015.

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"Valencia is a small track, it's not fast but it's technically demanding," Espargaro said of this weekend's finale. "It's not one of my favourite but it's always nice to race in Spain and the atmosphere is exciting. Valencia will be my last race with the team; I hope to make a good result to thank them for this great season together."

Espargaro will again be joined by Alex de Angelis, who took over from Colin Edwards after Indianapolis. Rumours of the American returning for a farewell ride at Valencia look to be officially over, with no mention of Edwards in the team's official preview.

Stefan Bradl and Loris Baz will race for Forward next season, preparations for which will begin at next week's official test.