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 4.7km long track features a blend of eight right-hand turns and five lefts.
Reigning World Champion, Marc Marquez, has enjoyed podium finishes here in the past five years and will be looking to take his second win of this season. The Montmelò track is a favourite for teammate Dani Pedrosa who has a fantastic record here having won in all classes with a total of ten podiums. The local rider is still recovering from his recent surgery but enjoyed a strong race in Mugello taking 4th place.
After Sunday’s GP, the team will remain at the Montmelò circuit for a one day test on Monday.
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… read more.
|Length||4.627 kilometres / 2.875 miles|
|Longest straight||1.047 kilometres / 0.651 miles|
Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Montmeló, Catalunya, Spain - View in Google Maps
|Pole Position||1m43.589s (Marc Marquez - Honda 2016)|
|Race Lap||1m45.969s (Jonas Folger - Yamaha 2017)|
|Race Time||44m37.589s (Valentino Rossi - Yamaha 2016)|
|2017 Race Winner||Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati)|