Circuito de Jerez is a marvellous track with a passionate history. On the 8th of December 1985 the circuit was officially opened. The following year, the people of Jerez proudly organised the first Formula 1 Grand Prix on the track: the Gran Premio Tio Pepe de España. From 1987 until 2001, fifteen Formula One races were held at the circuit. Nowadays the track is used for testing F1 and holding the Jerez MotoGP Grand Prix.
The most famous part of the circuit is the ‘Ayrton Senna chicane’, which was added for the 1994 European Grand Prix. It was located at the site of Donnaly’s crash that occurred during qualifications for the 1990 Spanish Grand Prix. Since then, there have been no accidents on this part of the track.
The length of the track is 4,423 metres, with a 600 metre starting straight and 13 bends. These are perfect conditions for a thrilling MotoGP race. The track was modified in 2002. The paddock and pit boxes have been changed, making the circuit one of the best-equipped in the world.
At Jerez, hard settings are used for both the front and rear suspension of the bikes. The drivers arrive at the two hairpin bends on the circuit at high speed having just driven down the two fast straights. Therefore the rear suspension must be fitted with hard springs to keep the bikes rigid and avoid them from dipping too much in the many fast corners.
During the Spanish MotoGP there are sixteen covered grandstands. Ten of them have numbered seats. To be able to see all the action on track, all the stands are provided with large TV Screens, except for P7 and T8. At the Jerez MotoGP, you can always see all of the most important moments of the race.
The Spanish MotoGP at Circuito de Jerez is definitely worth visiting for everybody, and especially for those people who are just as passionate about racing as the people of Jerez. Buy your tickets now and get the chance to experience a real Spanish MotoGP race.