ABOUT CIRCUIT DE BARCELONA-CATALUNYAF1 CIRCUIT - CIRCUIT DE BARCELONA-CATALUNYA
Location: 40 minutes from central Barcelona
Address: Mas "La Moreneta", PD 27, 08160 Montmeló, Barcelona
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The foundation stone of Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya was laid on 24th February 1989,
thanks to the efforts of the Consortium made-up by the Catalan Government,
the Reial Automòbil Club de Catalunya (RACC) and the Montmeló Town Council.
Five days after the official inauguration, on 10th September 1991, Circuit deBarcelona-Catalunya hosted the first official race, the Spanish Touring Car Championship, with the victory of former F1 driver Lluís Pérez Sala. On 29th September 1991 the 35th Spanish F1 Grand Prix was held after seventeen years of absence in Catalonia.
The Motorcycling World Championship arrived one month later with the Grand Prix of Europe, the name of which was changed to Grand Prix of Catalonia from 1995 onwards. During all of these years of activity, the Circuit has witnessed the best international motor sports events, alternating with national championships or outstanding events such as endurance races.
Today, the Circuit has set itself up as one of the most modern sports facilities, serving as the venue for the most important motor sports events of the world such as the Formula 1 Grand Prix and the Catalan MotoGP Grand Prix.
Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya enjoys a privileged location, at only 32 km from Barcelona (and 18 km from the Costa de Barcelona). The Circuit is located between two major communication roads.
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The Circuit is not only passion for speed; it also offers multi-purpose facilities fitted to offer all kinds of services, including a restaurant, a media centre with a capacity of 450 people, several VIP spaces and even a heliport.