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Grand Prix Motorcycle: 2012’s Most Exciting Race

Motorcycle racing is an exciting sport that is thrilling to watch. Anything can happen on a racetrack creating a very high danger element to it.

Moto GP Barcelona

No wonder this extreme sport   is thrilling and nerve-wrecking. After all, you have speeding vehicles racing on a confined road with sharp curves.

No wonder when the Grand Prix Motorcycle race is announced, fans jump at the opportunity to see it. It also attracts a number of Catalan motorists. This year the race will take place form 1st to 3rd June and will be hosted by the Circuit de Catalunya. More than 100,000 people are expected to participate in this event.

Last year the MotoGP was won by Casey Stoner for the second time; the Australian racer had won 9 races that season and is coming back to race again in 2012 and hope to win a third time.

Attending the Grand Prix

Curcuit de Catalunya

The race will be held in one of the most beautiful and well maintained racetracks- Circuit de Catalunya. The circuit is home to 17 grandstands from which three are covered. In addition there are 20 giants screens located around the racetrack. The Circuit de Catalunya is also called the Circuit of Montmeló. It is used for various racing events but is famous for the Spanish Grand Prix which takes place every year. It was built in 1991 to welcome the Olympic Games of 1992. According to the Director of the Circuit, Ramon Praderas, the best vantage point to see the race is the North Area. The main characteristic of the circuit is its long straight line of approximately 1.05 km.

Circuit de Catalunya hosts the Formula 1 Grand Prix in May, if you want to take advantage of this event as well, you might purchase tickets for Formula 1.

How to get there?

From Barcelona:

- By train:

Line 2 Cercanias RENFE

Barcelona-Maçanet Massanes from Passeig de Gracia, Sants or Clot and stop at Montmelò. From the station to the circuit there are charter buses during the Formula 1 event.

- By car:

Take the C-17 road and then the exit Montmelò.

Or take AP-7 and the exit 13, 14 or 15.

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