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Gran Premi Cinzano de Catalunya: Full GP review

Wednesday, 11, June 2008

After the sensational seventh Grand Prix weekend of the 2008 season, motogp.com reviews a memorable visit to Catalunya. read more »

Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya:

Track image of Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya

Circuit info

Length: 4.727 m / 2.937 miles

Width: 12m

Left corners: 5

Right corners: 8

Longest straight: 1.047 m / 0.651 miles

Constructed: 1991

Modified: 1995

Race Length: MotoGP Moto2 Moto3
Laps 2/3 of laps Total Distance
25 - 118.2 km - 73.4 miles

Introduction:

In 1989, through the joint collaboration of the Catalan Autonomous Government, the Montmeló Town Council and the Royal Automobile Club of Catalunya (RACC), work began on giving one of Europe’s most beautiful cities a state of the art race track to match. The Circuit de Catalunya opened on the doorstep of Barcelona in September 1991 and welcomed its first international event that same month, hosting the Spanish F1 Grand Prix. It went on to host the European Motorcycle Grand Prix and in 1995 became home to the Gran Premio de Catalunya. Considered to be one of the best designed circuits of the recent era, the Circuito de Catalunya won the much coveted IRTA ‘Best Grand Prix’ trophy for 2001 and has a general admission capacity of 104,000 spectators.

Records Season Rider Motorcycle Time Speed
MotoGP
Fastest Lap2013Dani PEDROSA (SPA)Honda1'40.893168.6 km/h
Circuit Record2014Marc MARQUEZ (SPA)Honda1'42.182166.5 km/h
Best Pole2013Dani PEDROSA (SPA)Honda1'40.893168.6 km/h
Top Speed2014Andrea DOVIZIOSO (ITA)Ducati346.0 km/h
Moto2
Fastest Lap2012Marc MARQUEZ (SPA)Suter1'46.187160.2 km/h
Circuit Record2012Thomas LUTHI (SWI)Suter1'46.631159.5 km/h
Best Pole2012Marc MARQUEZ (SPA)Suter1'46.187160.2 km/h
Top Speed2012Mika KALLIO (FIN)Kalex286.3 km/h
Moto3
Fastest Lap2014Alex MARQUEZ (SPA)Honda1'50.232154.3 km/h
Circuit Record2014John MCPHEE (GBR)Honda1'51.299152.8 km/h
Best Pole2014Alex MARQUEZ (SPA)Honda1'50.232154.3 km/h
Top Speed2014Efren VAZQUEZ (SPA)Honda240.8 km/h

Time Schedule

CATALUNYA GRAND PRIX

6 June 2008

125ccFP1

MotoGPFP1

250ccFP1

125ccQP1

MotoGPFP2

250ccQP1

7 June 2008

125ccFP2

MotoGPFP3

250ccFP2

125ccQP2

MotoGPQP

250ccQP2

8 June 2008

125ccWUP

250ccWUP

MotoGPWUP

125ccRAC

250ccRAC

MotoGPRAC

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2008 - Event Results

Podium

1ndPEDROSA D.SPA43'02.175
2dROSSI V.ITA+2.806
3dSTONER C.AUS+3.343

Records:

Pole Lap:  STONER C.1'41.186168.2 Km/h
Fastest Lap: Lap: 4PEDROSA D.1'42.358166.3 Km/h

Podium

1ndSIMONCELLI M.ITA41'01.859
2dBAUTISTA A.SPA+0.039
3dBARBERA H.SPA+11.291

Records:

Pole Lap:  BAUTISTA A.1'45.636161.1 Km/h
Fastest Lap: Lap: 21BAUTISTA A.1'46.143160.3 Km/h

Podium

1ndMEGLIO M.FRA41'08.708
2dESPARGARO P.SPA+0.268
3dTALMACSI G.HUN+0.338

Records:

Pole Lap:  ESPARGARO P.1'50.557153.9 Km/h
Fastest Lap: Lap: 10OLIVE J.1'51.271152.9 Km/h