A PASSION FOR MOTORCYCLING
Valencians are big fans of sport on two wheels. Since its opening in 1999, the pioneering Ricardo Tormo Circuit, located in the nearby town of Cheste, has come to be regarded as an emblematic motorsport venue. It is among the best racing circuits in the world, seating up to 65,000 spectators and with perfect views from every part of the track.
Every November, the circuit hosts the final race of the World Motorcycle Racing Championship for each of the three categories, MotoGP, Moto2 and Moto3. It is often referred to as the Valencian Community Motorcycle Grand Prix and attracts fans from across the globe. Some of the best riders in the world come together on the Valencian tarmac, from Valentino Rossi to Marc Márquez, Dani Pedrosa and Maverick Viñales. Given its lovabrire for the sport, the city has also produced many professional riders, including Héctor Faubel, Sergio Gadea and Héctor Barberá.
However, the Ricardo Tormo Circuit is designed to serve as a recreational space for all motorsport fans throughout the rest of the year. The track is often used for other events, such as Track Days, where fans can enjoy a morning of racing in the company of family or friends. There are also classic car exhibitions, acrobatic rider competitions, children's activities and seasonal festivities. It even serves as a training centre for the driving of luxury vehicles, F1 cars and karts, and provides road safety courses.
Those who prefer taking their bikes off the track will be pleased to know that the València region offers various trails. The València to Yátova route, which covers 43 kilometres, is well-suited to beginners, and allows riders to enjoy some of the area’s beautiful scenery. For the more advanced rider, there’s the València-Ribarroja-Javalambre-Torrijas-València trail, covering a total of 138 kilometres. Their level of difficulty may vary depending on the time of year.
THE RICARDO TORMO MOTOR RACING CIRCUIT OF THE VALÈNCIA COMMUNITY
The location and layout of the Circuit, together with the favourable weather conditions enjoyed in the Valencian Community (including of course the Hoya de Buñol area where the track can be found) have lead the "Circuit de la Comunitat Valenciana Ricardo Tormo" to become an obligatory reference point for many race teams attracted by the possibility of making use of its excellent facilities all year round.
Without doubt the outstanding feature of the "Circuit de la Comunitat Valenciana Ricardo Tormo" is the placing of all the civil buildings, parking areas for press, pilots and services etc outside of the track layout. The fact that these space-consuming areas have been placed outside of the track layout is the main difference, and great advantage, Valencia's circuit has over other European racetracks. It means it is the most flexible of all European racetracks in terms of the combinations and use of the greatest number of track layouts. The Circuit is to be found in a one and a half million square acre plot in the Cambrillas area within the city limits of Cheste.