Circuit de Catalunya
Length: 4.73 km // 2.94 mi
Location: Spain // 41.57003,2.26117
The Circuit de Catalunya, located around 20 kilometres north of Barcelona, was added to the calendar as 1992, when it hosted the European Grand Prix, before changing to the Grand Prix of Catalunya in 1996. It is a fast and demanding track with a long main straight of 1,047m, which allows the 800cc machines to hit 320km/h, flowed my a sequence of fast and flowing corners. The combination of long corners, many of them off-camber, calls for a balanced chassis set-up and puts huge demand on front tyre durability and feel. The track was resurfaced in 2005 but many riders still complain about the bumps caused by F1 testing and racing.