Located between the towns of Montmeló, Parets del Vallès and Granollers in the Vallès Oriental comarca about 32 km from Barcelona, the Circuit de Catalunya is also known as the Circuit de Barcelona and is one of the most important Formula 1 and motorbike racing tracks in Europe.
Following the creation of a consortium involving the Generalitat of Catalunya, the Ajuntament de Montmeló and Reial Automòbil Club de Catalunya building began in 1989 and the circuit held its first race in 1991.
In September 1991, the Formula 1 Spanish Grand Prix was first raced at Montmeló and the European Motorcycle Grand Prix arrived a year later before changing its name to the Catalan Grand Prix a year later, and all major motor racing championships have been held at Montmeló since then.
Apart from the main race events, the circuit holds all variety of races and motor sports events and is also open for guided tours and by booking the Bircicuit, you can ride your bicycle round the circuit.
Circuit de Catalunya
Camino Mas Moreneta,
Gettin There by Car
Leave Barcelona via Avinguda Meridiana, take the C-17 motorway and take the Montmeló exit.
If you are coming from further away on the AP-7 toll motorway, exits 14 and 15
Getting There by Train
R2 Castelldefels-Granollers Centre, R2 Nord Barcelona Airport-Maçanet-Massanes
Both lines run from Barcelona to Montmeló and there are 4 trains an hour on working days and 2 trains an hour on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays.
The journey time from Barcelona Sants is 30 minutes, from Barcelona Passeig de Gràcia 25 minutes and from Barcelona Clot-Aragó 21 minutes.
If you are coming for quite a few days obviously it makes sense to stay in Barcelona, do some sightseeing and make a holiday out of it.
However if you are only interested in the motor racing it might make sense to find accommodation close to the circuit.
FIA Grade: 1
Major events: 1992 Summer Olympics, Formula One Spanish Grand Prix, MotoGP Catalan motorcycle Grand Prix
Length: 4.655 km (2.892 miles)
Lap record: 1:21.670 (Kimi Räikkönen, Ferrari, 2008)
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