Moto GP 2020: Barcelona’s motorbike grand prix
Barcelona's motorcycle Grand Prix is an unmissable high-level sporting event. Read on to find out more!
from June 5 to 7, 2020
for the crazy for the speed
This world motorcycle championships (Moto GP) will be held in Barcelona 5th-7th June 2020. The races take place on the Barcelona-Catalunya course in Montmeló, and are highly anticipated by biking fans.
Moto GP: What is it?
The motorcycle Grand Prix, or Moto GP, is one of the three world championships for motorbikes. The season runs from March to November on different courses around the world. It’s a huge international event, launched in the 1950s, and attracts all the biggest names in the sport.
The circuit has fourteen grandstands, three of which are covered. There are around 61,000 numbered seats, with 23 giant screens showing all of the details of the race: overtaking, pitstops, skids etc.
- The purple areas on the map are the pelouse, which has unassigned seating.
- For the best race day experience, we recommend booking a seat along the northern part of the circuit (B, G, C or H).
Getting to the circuit from Barcelona by train, bus or car
Barcelona-Montmeló by train
From Barcelona, trains to Montmeló can be caught from three stations:
- Barcelona Sants, metro: Sants Estació (L3 and L5)
- Passeig de Gracía, metro: Passeig de Gràcia (L2, L3, L4)
- Clot, metro: Clot (L1, L2)
around 30 minutes from Sants to Montmeló.
You’ll then have a half-hour walk from the station, following the route shown on the map below. During the Moto GP and the Formula 1 Grand Prix, a shuttle bus runs between the station and the circuit.
Barcelona-Moto GP circuit by bus
For events such as Formula 1 races or the Moto GP, the Sagalés coach company runs services from Barcelona city centre.
Barcelona-Moto GP circuit by car
It takes around 30 minutes to get from Barcelona to the circuit by car.
There’s parking for over 32,000 cars on-site, but you need to pay for it.
Hints and tips
Make sure you remember the essentials:
- Sunglasses and sun cream
- A hat
- Comfortable shoes
- Earplugs or headphones to protect yourself from the noise.
There are over 80 stands onsite serving snacks, drinks and pizza.
Enjoy the race, and may the best driver win!
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About the author
Marianne, "the sporty one", joined our group for a brief but fun-packed two-month stint. Taking a break from her studies in France, she came to Barcelona to help others find out about her favourite spots. Her favourite part of the experience? Visiting new and original places every day and getting right to the heart of Catalan culture.