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Map, Facts and History of Circuit de Catalunya

Picture taken by satellite above Circuit de Catalunya.



Located: Barcelona, Spain
Opened: September 10, 1991
Track Length: 4.655 km (2.875 mi) paved 16 turn road course


Circuit de Catalunya is located in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. Construction for the circuit was first started on the 24th of February in 1989, with the track to be finally opened to the public on September 10, 1991. The course itself is a 4.655 km paved 16 turn road racing facility.

The circuit features many days of on-track action, ranging from races to test sessions which occur for the majority of the calendar year. The only month to not hold track activities is currently January. Circuit de Catalunya is home to both automobile and motorcycle racing, plus holds some 24 hour endurance races during the racing season. The F1 Spanish Grand Prix is arguably the largest event held at the track.

For those wishing to learn, Circuit de Catalunya also offers driving schools on the course. The 'RACC-Renault Touring Cars School' is a safe driving school that takes place at the circuit, while the 'Formula Renault RACC, Circuit de Catalunya School' is a Formula car driving school.