New season of MotoGp World Championship is already kicked off. Although the first round will only start in March at Losail, Qatar, but the team and riders from all three classes had started the official test sessions back in November. Valencia became the first location of the test highlighting new innovations from the manufacturers as well as new riders on several teams. It is right and just to learn more about the grand prix and the circuit of Valencia that started the whole new 2018 season of the motorcycle racing grand prix.
The Motorcycle Grand Prix
Valencian community is one of four Spain regions that host MotoGP rounds for the 2018 season. The official name of the race in Valencian is Gran Premio de la Comunitat Valenciana de motociclisme or translated in English as Valencian Community Motorcycle Grand Prix. The race has been part of MotoGP calendar since season 1999, so this year with mark the 20th season of Valencian Gran Prix. Traditionally, Valencia Grand Prix also becomes the final race of the season to make it even more special.
Valencian Gran Prix is held at a race track near the city of Cheste at the Valencian Community. This race track official name is Circuit de la Comunitat Valenciana Ricardo Tormo. This track name is honoring Ricardo Tomo, Spanish racer who won Grand Prix world championships. However, this race track is popularly known as Circuit de Valencia.
The track has four kilometers of total length with 876 meters main straight. This anti-clockwise track has five right handed and eight left handed corners to make it has very challenging difficulties for the racers.
The circuit has a capacity to accommodate up to 150,000 people. The best thing this circuit is the layout allows all track area can be seen from all stands within the circuit. This makes Valencia Grand Prix a favorite for many riders and fans.
Dani Pedrosa is the most successful riders in this circuit with total seven winning titles, four of them in MotoGP class including the latest 2017 race. For manufacturer, Honda is clearly the most successful ones with total 15 winning titles.
Beyond the Circuit
As the circuit is not too far from the city of Valencia, this city is a good destination for foreign travelers who want to watch the race directly. Manises International Airport, Valencia, is only 15 km away from the circuit. You can arrange a taxy or car rental service, or using A3 dual carriageway direction to Madrid.
From the city of Valencia, there are more transportation options. During the race day, train station at the circuit is open. You can take C-3 suburban train line from Valencia St. Isidre Station. Plenty of buses from Valencia Central Bus Station heading to Cheste and from there, it would be short travel to the circuit.
Off the race, there are so many things offered by Valencia. The Mediterranean coastline with beautiful beaches just right outside the city, the historical buildings and festivals throughout the city.
Hotel Near Circuit Ricardo Tormo – Valencia Grand Prix
Watching motogp, superbike or formula1 races is very exciting, especially if the place to stay near the location, can walk around the location, here is a list of hotels close to the location.
- Hotel La Carreta (1.96 km)
- Torrijos (2.24 km)
- SingularStays El Bosque (4.98 km)
- La Orza de Angel (6.89 km)
- Valle del Nilo (7.24 km)
- Hotel Ignacio (8.64 km)
- Hotel Muralleta (8.9 km)
- Villa Mullo de Crusa (9.1 km)
- Sierra de Chiva Villa (9.15 km)
- Holiday home Residencial Farinos (9.62 km)
Categories: MOTOGP 2018