Spain is arguably the cradle of MotoGP. Three Spanish Grand Prix feature in the 2023 MotoGP Calendar. MotoGP in Spain is among the most popular sports, and the nation has bred some of the very best riders.
In fact, 10 of the 22 riders in the 2023 MotoGP season are Spanish.
The Iberian peninsula is also a motorsport fan favourite when it comes to getaways. The reasonably priced flights and hotels add to the attraction.
You’re too late for Portugal but fear not; the first of three MotoGP Grand Prix in Spain is just around the corner…
28-30 April – Sunday 30 April will see the Spanish riders show what they can do on home tarmac. It’s been three years since the last Spaniard won a world title. This followed a period of domination where a Spanish rider won every championship in the 2010s bar one.
A region famous for its sherry, an April average temperature of 23 degrees attracts fans from all over the world. Popular beaches twinned with the renowned Spanish hospitality and cuisine add to the holiday atmosphere.
There is still time to get your tickets to the Jerez MotoGP – at the very reasonable price of £60 for the whole weekend!
01-03 September – The Catalan motorcycle Grand Prix will take place in September, still plenty warm enough for a Spanish summer holiday.
Among the 10 Spanish riders are six Catalans: Maverick Viñales, Álex Rins, Aleix & Pol Espargaró and Marc & Alex Marquez. However, due to injuries, Pol Espargaró and Marc Marquez may well miss out in Jerez, but will no doubt be back to race at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. The pressure will be on the Catalans to perform on this legendary track.
Barcelona is one of Europe’s most visited cities, and experiences a higher density of tourists than Paris and London during the summer months. A visit for the Catalunya MotoGP in September has the advantage of the weather, without the crowds.
24-26 November – The Circuit Ricardo Tormo will host the final round of the MotoGP season. The last race of the year could see the champion crowned, making it a fan favourite.
Famous for its long straight where the bikes reach speeds of up to 337 kph, Valencia welcomes up to 150,000 fans for the motoring spectacle. It is unique to motorsport as the grandstands at Valencia’s Ricardo Tormo line almost the entire perimeter of the track.
Ducati’s Francesco Bagnaia won his first world championship here in 2022 – can the Italian do it for a second year running? The brand new sprint races will also come to a dramatic conclusion here.
Book your trip to the Valencia MotoGP to combine some late 2023 sun, world-renowned Valencian gastronomy and the ultimate MotoGP experience.