Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya

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The CIRCUIT DE BARCELONA-CATALUNYA was inaugurated in September 1991, just two weeks before its 1st Formula-1 Grand Prix. Located in Montmelo (Barcelona) the circuit of Catalonia is a masterpiece of a modern and well designed racetrack.

Birds-eye view of CircuitCatalunya


It is well-liked by most drivers and so has retained the privilege of hosting the Spanish Grand Prix ever since. The track is a modern road circuit with 8 right-hand and 5 left-hand corners. It includes 3 magnificent sweeping, fast curves, and 2 long, power-sapping straights. There are also two heavy braking areas


visit the Circuit de Catalunya (video)

short lap on Barcelona's Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya

 

Due to its huge run-off areas the circuit de Catalunya is one of the safest racetracks in the FIA Formula One World Championship and favoured by most F1 teams for winter testing. The Circuit has fourteen grandstands; three of them are covered ones. All the grandstands (with approximately 61.000 seats) are well placed and 15 TV giant screens allow to follow all the details of overtakings, pit stops, skids etc.

main straight of Barcelona's Circuit de Catalunya

Being on the doorstep of one of Europe´s great cultural and most fascinating cities is another reason to assist to the next MotoGP Grand Prix of Spain in Montmelo.

Quick Facts
Lap Distance: 4.655km/2.892 miles
Number of Laps: 25 (total 118.20km/73.40 miles)
Lap Record 1:41,186 min, Casey Stoner,Ducati, 2008


Map of Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya

Map of Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya - MotoGP track



Tip: Take a radio along to the circuit and tune 94.4 FM into the commentary provided by the Circuit de Catalunya.

The Circuit de Catalunya is one of the most awarded motorracing track:

2006: Best DTM organiser of the year DTM (Deutsche Tourenwagen Meisterschaft)
2006: Best GP organization FIM Road Racing World Championchip IRTA
2003: Best Organization Spanish F1 GP FOM Formula One Management
2002: Premi de Tursme GEPTA Espanya Guild of Europeans Business Travel Agents
2001: Best GP organization FIM Road Racing World Championchip IRTA
1999: Premi promoció internacional de BCN Fundació Barcelona Promoció
1998: Premi Intur de Turisme Escola d'Estudis Universitaris de Granollers
1995: Best Media Organization FIM Rd Racing World Championchip DORNA
1992: Best GP Organization FIM Road Racing World Championchip IRTA
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