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MotoGP Spanish Grand Prix Preview and Track Feature

Kellie Canosa

By Kellie Canosa

April 15, 2014

¡Hola! Su fuera (their off)! Can you guess where MotoGP™ is off to next? ESPANA! Teams and riders are leaving the American soil with the series now moving to Argentina in two weeks before a six-race run in Europe, with Spain being the first stop on May 4.

Coming off of the second race of the season at Circuit of The Americas, Marc Marquez won yet again, making this his sixth win at COTA –he’s never lost there! Marquez is on a hot streak that isn’t going to cool off anytime soon, all the while battling a pre-season injury. Getting out of the U.S may help level the playing field, but Marquez is your man to watch in his home country of Spain!


The Track

Circuito de Jerez (Circuit of Jerez), formerly known as Circuito Permanente de Jerez, is a racing circuit located 7km to the east of the city of Jerez de la Frontera, tucked away within the sherry-producing hills south of Spain. Not only can you enjoy the exclusive world of MotoGP, but you can sip on the world’s most private stock of sherry.

The circuit opened on December 8, 1986 and hosted Spain’s first international motorcycle event in March 1987. The circuit has become a mecca for MotoGP –it’s one of the most important and popular races on the world championship calendar. Known for its long straights and variety of low, medium and fast speed curves, it is one of the most attractive tracks for both drivers and fans.


Fast Facts

Length: 2.752 miles
Constructed: 1986
Modified: 2002
Resurfaced: 2005
Race Length: 27 laps = 74.2 miles
Turns: 13 total, 5 left-hand & 8 right-hand

Did you know?

  • In 1992, the Race Course became the first permanent speed circuit in the world to offer a motocross track, and it is famed to be one of the best in the world.

  • The circuit currently holds pre-season Formula 1™ testing shared with the Bahrain International Circuit. 

  • On May 2, 2013, it was announced that the final corner would be renamed after Spanish MotoGP World Champion, Jorge Lorenzo.

Today, the circuit continues to grow, offering the best of the best facilities and technology, maintaining it as one of the top race venues in the world. Holding up to 250,000 fans and spectators with breath taking views and sunny skies nearly all year, this circuit is extraordinary and in high demand. Not to mention, visitors have the urban city of Jerez to explore!


Of course you want to go! Who wouldn’t! If you thought you were really excited before about going to MotoGP in Spain, the Official Ticket Packages will make you even MORE excited –hard to believe right? Moto Experiences offers Official MotoGP Ticket Packages complete with exclusive benefits and unparalleled access that you can only get direct from event organizers.


The MotoGP VIP Village™ facility offers an open bar on the viewing area terrace, all day complimentary cocktail & coffee bar, breakfast buffet, tapas bar, gourmet lunch, Paddock tours, pit lane walks, and much more!

Every guest at the MotoGP VIP Village™ can take advantage of the exclusive services, which are a complimentary part of the package. The catering and entertainment perks are tailed to suit every taste and expectation. So sit back, relax, and enjoy the race!

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