Guide to The Valencia Moto Grand Prix
Every year, people flock to the south of Spain for the Valencia Community Moto Grand Prix. Our guide to the event will help you plan your visit!
For fans of premier class motorcycle racing, this is an event one should experience. Since 1999, Valencia has hosted the Valencia Community Moto Grand Prix at the Ricardo Tormo Circuit. The event has become the traditional season finale, with huge crowds at the 150,000, creating a brilliant atmosphere. Check out our guide on everything you need to know about the Valencia Community Moto Grand Prix!
About the Valencia Community Moto Grand Prix
The Valencia Community Moto Grand Prix takes place over 3 days every year in mid November. Fans from all over the world come to see the best in the sport compete for the event title. Depending on where you want to sit, tickets can range anywhere from 40 – 180€, so they don’t necessarily come cheap. And don’t leave purchasing to the last minute as tickets tend to go fast!
About the Circuit
The Circuit Ricardo Tormo is one of the best circuits on the scene. It’s named after the Two-Time 50cc World Champion of 50 cc, Ricardo Tormo, who was the first Valencian to capture a world title. He sadly died in 1998 after losing a battle against Leukemia, and the circuit stands as a way to pay homage to his life and career. The circuit also has two more corners dedicated to Jorge Martinez Aspar and Angel Nieto, who both heavily contributed to Spain’s reputation in the Moto Grand Prix scene.
It has also won several prizes in the Motorcycle World Championship, capturing the title of, ‘Best Track in the World’ in 2003, 2004, and 2006 respectively. Circuit Ricardo Tormo has a capacity for an impressive 120,000 fans, including 65,000 seats. No matter where you end up, you’ll have a complete view of the entire route.
How to Get to the Event
While Valencia hosts the event, Circuit Ricardo Tormo is located a bit outside the city. However, it’s easily accessible whether you’re travelling by car or public transport.
By car: Leave Valencia via Avenida del Cid and take the A-3 in the direction of Madrid. Continue for 20 km, and take Exit 334 (Urbanizaciones – Circuito). Soon after, you’ll see directions for the Circuit. Depending on traffic, the journey should take around 30 mins.
By public transportation: Normally, this journey would be difficult. But during the Grand Prix, the C-3 line runs to the Circuit’s station. Take the C-3 suburban train (Renfe Cercanías). It’s an excellent alternative for spectators, especially if driving isn’t an option and you want to indulge in a few Spanish beers beforehand. The ride takes about 50 mins and costs anywhere from 6-9€. Alternatively, you can take a bus for 3€, but it takes roughly the same amount of time.
Valencia in November
Valencia has great weather all year round, even though the Moto Gran Prix is in November. Average daily highs are around 20°C, and nightly lows of 8°C. However, rain is also fairly uncommon in Valencia, so even though it might not necessarily be beach weather, at least you know you’ll be dry. In any case, be sure to pack your sunscreen when you attend the event!
Where to Stay in Valencia
There is plenty of accommodation near the circuit along the A3 motorway, but they get booked fairly quickly and are pretty expensive. Our top recommendation for accommodation in Valencia is Purple Nest Hostel. You’ll love their modern and clean rooms, and they’re well located so you’ll have Valencia’s best on your doorstep!
Guide to The Valencia Moto Grand Prix
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