In 1989, through the joint collaboration of the Catalan Autonomous Government, the Montmeló Town Council and the Royal Automobile Club of Catalunya (RACC), work began on giving one of Europe’s most beautiful cities a state of the art race track to match. The Circuit de Catalunya opened on the doorstep of Barcelona in September 1991 and welcomed its first international event that same month, hosting the Spanish F1 Grand Prix. It went on to host the European Motorcycle Grand Prix and in 1995 became home to the Gran Premio de Catalunya. Considered to be one of the best designed circuits of the recent era, the Circuito de Catalunya won the much coveted IRTA ‘Best Grand Prix’ trophy for 2001 and has a general admission capacity of 104,000 spectators.

Location Information
Length (modified layout JUN 04 2016) 4.665 kilometres / 2.892 miles
Width 12 metres
Left corners 5
Right corners 8
Longest straight 1.047 kilometres / 0.651 miles
Constructed 1991
Modified 1995

Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Montmeló, Catalunya, Spain - View in Google Maps

www.circuitcat.com

Records

Pole Position 1m 43.589s Marc Marquez (Honda, 2016)
Race Lap 1m 45.971s Maverick Viñales (Suzuki, 2016)
Race Time 44'37.589
2016 Race Winner Valentino Rossi (Yamaha)
MotoGP 2016
Testing Round 7   Catalunya

Following yesterday’s double podium finish, Championship leader Marc Marquez and teammate Dani Pedrosa were back on track today for a one-day official post-race test. The Repsol Honda duo carried out similar testing programs, including electronics settings to improve the power delivery on corner exits, a new chassis and a new… read more.


MotoGP 2016
Race Round 7   Catalunya

Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa both finished on the podium in an emotional and exciting Grand Prix de Catalunya, on a day that all of the riders and the entire MotoGP paddock treated as a heartfelt tribute to Luis Salom. Marc, who today reversed his race number to the “39”… read more.


MotoGP 2016
Qualifying Round 7   Catalunya

Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez has scored the 61st pole of his career for tomorrow’s Catalan GP, with teammate Dani Pedrosa on the front row for the first time of the season. Marc and Dani started the day well – despite a small crash for the former at turn 2 on… read more.


MotoGP 2016
Preview Round 7   Catalunya

Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa are looking forward to their home GP in Catalunya on Sunday. The race follows a positive showing two weeks ago in Mugello, where both riders had a strong race pace and fought hard for a victory and a podium position, respectively. The Circuit… read more.


MotoGP 2015
Testing Round 7   Catalunya

Unfortunately heavy rain has ended the post-race test in Montmelo for the Repsol Honda Team after just 90 minutes. Marc Marquez went out on track as soon as the lights turned green at 10am and teammate Dani Pedrosa followed at 10h30, but they only managed a few exits before rain… read more.


MotoGP 2015
Race Round 7   Catalunya

It was a day of mixed fortunes for the Repsol Honda Team, with Dani Pedrosa claiming his first podium of the season and reigning World Champion Marc Marquez crashing out of the Catalunya GP, from second place. Marc had a great start from 4th and found himself in 2nd by… read more.


MotoGP 2015
Qualifying Round 7   Catalunya

It’s been another tough qualifying day for the Repsol Honda team in Catalunya after Dani Pedrosa was narrowly squeezed out of the top ten in FP3, therefore forcing him to take part in Q1. Dani secured his place in Q2 with ease after recording a lap time of 1’41.188, half… read more.


MotoGP 2015
Practice Round 7   Catalunya

Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa have enjoyed a positive start to round seven of the MotoGP Championship in Barcelona, finishing 2nd and 3rd after the first day of free practice. With fantastic weather adorning the Catalunya track, the Repsol Honda duo finished this morning’s FP1 session first and second and… read more.


MotoGP 2015
Preview Round 7   Catalunya

This weekend the Repsol Honda Team heads to Spain for the GP of Catalunya, known for the incredible atmosphere and support the home fans give their Spanish riders. One of the most modern and well-appointed circuits in Europe, Catalunya is located in the hills just 12km north of Barcelona. Its… read more.


MotoGP 2014
Testing Round 7   Catalunya

After yesterday’s fantastic race, Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa were back on track today for the Official Post-Race Test. Marc worked on electronics and mapping settings and tested a new Öhlins fork and the new front Bridgestone tyre, confirming the tyre felt safer and provided better feedback than… read more.


MotoGP 2014
Race Round 7   Catalunya

Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez has continued his perfect season with his seventh consecutive win, marking Honda’s 100th victory since the introduction of the four-stroke MotoGP era, and has become just the second rider after Valentino Rossi to win seven successive MotoGP races since the category was introduced at the start… read more.


MotoGP 2014
Qualifying Round 7   Catalunya

Local boy Dani Pedrosa has taken his first pole position since Catalunya last year at his home circuit with teammate Marc Marquez, who was been on pole every race so far this season, crashing out on his final run in qualifying. Dani, who is still recovering from his arm surgery… read more.


MotoGP 2014
Practice Round 7   Catalunya

Under incredibly hot temperatures, the GP of Catalunya got underway today. It was a strange day with the Repsol Honda Riders, Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa, working hard to find the best setting on their RCV213V Hondas. This morning when the air temperature was 31ºC and the track 44ºC, Dani… read more.


MotoGP 2014
Preview Round 7   Catalunya

This weekend the Repsol Honda Team heads to Spain for the GP of Catalunya, known for the incredible atmosphere and support the home fans give their Spanish riders. One of the most modern and well-appointed circuits in Europe, Catalunya is located in the hills just 12km north of Barcelona. Its… read more.


MotoGP 2013
Race Round 6   Catalunya

Dani Pedrosa and Marc Marquez have once again returned to the podium together taking 2nd and 3rd respectively in the GP of Catalunya. Dani, who this weekend became the youngest rider ever to reach the milestone of 200 GP starts (27 years 260 days), started from pole position for the… read more.