Next weekend, Barcelona is hosting the Motorcycle World Championship Catalunya MotoGP Grand Prix. It will be the seventh Grand Prix of the season and the rivalry between Jorge Lorenzo and Marc Máquez will be at its peak. Since its inauguration in 1991, Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya has become a venue of the two most important motor sports events in the world: Formula 1 and MotoGP.
It is certain that Catalonia is land of motor sports fans. Prove of it is that some of the top motorcycle pilots of recent years are Catalan (Marc Márquez, Espargaró brothers,…) and broadcasts of F1 and MoroGP Championships make high TV audience rates. Be as it may, Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya make Barcelona an attraction center also for motor sports lovers.
The Race Track is located in Montmeló, 35km north-west from Barcelona, at only 30 minutes by train. The Circuit and its facilities occupy an area of 120Ha and has a seating capacity of almost 100.000 spectators. It’s the biggest motor circuit and race track in Spain an one of the newest venues of the Championship.
If you are a motor lover and happen to be in Barcelona next weekend, you have a one-of-a-kind opportunity to live in person the vibes of engines roaring and the sound and fury of the fastest motorcycles in the world. But, F1 and MotoGP Grand Prixs only happen twice a year. What does the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya offer the rest of the year?
Of course, Catalonia’s largest race track also hosts throughout the year various auto and motorcycle racing events, national and international championships and its facilities are used for trainings. It also offers activities for the general public such as Guided Visits throughout the facilities or opens the racetrack to individuals who can drive where they idols do.
The visit to the Circuit facilities include the podium, the press-room, the pit-boxes, the VIP room and other facilities used by pilots, mechanics and members of the team. It might be interesting to visit the modern and cutting-edge technology based facilities of one of the 19 F1 venues in the world. And, if just walking trough the rooms and and watching the track from the seats can be exciting, imagine what must it feel to be where the drivers are and actually drive your car on the track, speed up on the straight and don’t lose control on the corners. In Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya you have the chance to drive along with other cars or motorcycles or even book a Ferrari Experience and drive on the track, but in a really speedy car, like a Ferrari, a Porsche or a Lamborghini.
Check all the activities or buy your tickets at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya.