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The Comunitat Valenciana Ricardo Tormo Circuit

Circuito Ricardo TormoThe Circuit’s latest technical advances and facilities have been conceived under the premise of functionality and innovation. Its flawless design, which follows the American canon circuit, enables full visibility of the route, allowing the audience to track, from its central position, all the action as it happens throughout the race. The feature which makes this Circuit differ from the rest of European circuits, built so far, is the civilian building’s outer layout of the track and the paddock, pilots, press and services car parks. Due to the easy evacuation of these large spaces within the circuit, it has became an area very flexible, excellent for more combinations and utilisation of routes.

The Circuit makes up a total area of 1.5 million square metres located in the Cambrillas area in the Cheste municipal district, just 20 km from Valencia city and 5 km from the Manises airport.

  • Full Name: Circuito de la Comunidad Valenciana Ricardo Tormo, Valencia, Spain
  • Address: Autovía A3. Salida 334. Aptdo Correos 101. 46380 Cheste (Valencia)
  • Directions: The nearest airport is Valencia. From the airport, head for Madrid on the A-3. The circuit is only 10 minutes away.
  • Phone: +34 96 252 52 20
  • Fax: +34 96 252 52 24
  • E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Circuit Map: Circuit Map

How to arrive

The Comunitat Valenciana Ricardo Tormo Circuit is located in Cheste, only 20 Km from Valencia and 5 Km from Manises International Airport. Accesses:

  • Road: By the A-3 highway. Access map
  • Train: By Cercanias Renfe, line C-3 to Utiel. For timetables and lines map: Cercanias Renfe
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Valencian Moto GP

Valencia moto gpThe Road Racing World Championships reaches its grand finale with this race, the Valencian Moto GP. Expect a packed house of fanatical supporters at the great Ricardo Tormo circuit. The Moto GP is one of the fastest, most thrilling sports in the world. The bikes reach speeds of up to 310kph and the races are extremely competitive. Unlike Formula One racing, overtaking is frequent. The riders take the bravest lines to weave through the field and when the bikes close on each other they push it to the limit. There is the feeling that the crowd is collectively holding its breath as the riders brake as late as possible into the corners. Then there is the engine noise, piercing the air as the riders fly by, a constant reminder of the sheer power that they are fighting to control.

Valencia hosts the last Moto GP race of the season, so there is always a party feeling to the Grand Prix, voted best GP of 2005 by IRTA.

  • When: 9, 10 and 11 November 2012 (annual)
  • Where: The Comunitat Valenciana Ricardo Tormo Circuit
  • Race: Gran Premio GENERALI de la Comunitat Valenciana

Another events 2012

  • Event: Moto2 and Moto3 IRTA Official Tests
  • When: February 8th, 9th and 10th, 2012.
  • Event: Track Days for motorbikes
  • When: February 12th, 2012.
  • Event: DTM + F3 Euroseries Official Tests
  • When: March 20th, 21st, 22nd, and 23rd, 2012.
  • Event: WTCC: World Touring Car Championship
  • When: March 31st and April 1st, 2012.1
  • Event: MotoDes Championship
  • When: April 14th and 15th, 2012.
  • Event: Spanish IberGT Championship + Spanish Clio Cup
  • When: September 1st and 2nd, 2012.
  • Event: Spanish Endurance Champhionship
  • When: September 8th and 9th, 2012.
  • Event: DTM: German Tourism Championship
  • When: September 29th and 30th, 2012.
  • Event: MotoDes Championship
  • When: October 20th and 21st, 2012.
  • Event: Duathlon
  • When: November 3rd, 2012.
  • Event: Gran Premio GENERALI de la Comunitat Valenciana
  • When: November 9th, 10th and 11th, 2012.
  • Event: CEV Buckler: Spanish Motorcycling Championship
  • When: November 17th and 18th, 2012.

Ricardo Tormo

ricardo tormoTormo won the 1978 FIM 50cc world championship as a member of the Bultaco factory racing team. He repeated as 50cc world champion in 1981 on a privately backed Bultaco. He was also a three-time 50cc Spanish national champion and a four-time 125cc national champion.

During the 1984 season, Tormo suffered severe leg injuries in a crash that occurred while he was test riding a motorcycle in an industrial park near the Derbi motorcycle factory in Barcelona. His serious injuries ended his racing career.

Tormo died from leukemia in 1998. In his honor, the racetrack in Valencia was re-named the Circuit de la Comunitat Valenciana Ricardo Tormo in his honor.



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