Ricardo Tormo Circuit Cheste Valencia
Since the inauguration on September 19th, 1999, the Comunitat Valenciana Ricardo Tormo Circuit Cheste has become an emblematic place.
A place for sport that turns Comunitat Valenciana into a reference point in the motor world.
Many awards achieved during these years confirm the Ricardo Tormo Circuit Cheste as one of the best circuits in the world. The Comunitat Valenciana Ricardo Tormo Circuit Cheste has achieved, among others, 3 awards in the MotoGP World Championship (IRTA BEST GRAND PRIX in 2003, 2004 and 2006), 2 in the World Superbike Championship (2000 and 2006) and one for the best Truck Grand Prix in 2001.
The design of the Ricardo Tormo Circuit Cheste allows for some swift and exciting racing. It contains some risky corners and a straight stretch of 900 metres that allows for speeds of up to 190 miles/hr (300km/hr). The views from the stands are said to
be some of the best of any circuit. The circuit includes all the usual and essential details, such as, the Vip zone, the Boxes and a podium stage. On grand prix weekends, crowds of up to 60,000 racing fanatics flock to the circuit, with an estimated 300 million television viewers. From the 65,000 chairs of the grandstands, spectators can see the entire racetrack.
The Ricardo Tormo Circuit Cheste in Valencia is also home to Formula 1 pre-season testing. Teams such as Ferrari, Renault, BAR Honda, BMW Sauber, Williams and Toyota set up their crews for weeks of heavy testing. All year long the circuit plays host to all manner of motor racing events including Super Bikes and Touring Cars.
The Ricardo Tormo Circuit Cheste racetrack takes its name from one of Valencias most fondly loved sons. Ricardo Tormo was a motorcycling giant by Valencian standards. He managed to win the 50c.c. world title two times. Although a horrific leg injury cut his racing career short, he still remained in the game as manager to a team that included Alex Crivillé among its ranks. Unfortunately this great man died in 1998 after losing his battle with leukaemia.
The complicated racetrack and the excellent facilities have achieved that the circuit has become the valencian motorsport’s nerve centre because races, testing days and different activities make the circuit get to the 95% of occupation during the year. It’s the only one is Spain with the most important motorcycle championships, World Superbike and MotoGP, as Assen (Netherlands), Phillip Island (Australia) and Losail (Qatar). In addition to this, Formula 1 teams do their winter test at Ricardo Tormo Circuit Cheste before the start of the season.
The FIA World Touring Car Championship has also become a very important event in the Circuit every year, as well as many national and international races that complete the activities in the Circuits schedule every weekend.
The Comunitat Valenciana Ricardo Tormo Circuit is also the circuit where the MotoGP season ends every year in a Grand Prix that has become a reference for the 120.000 spectators that full the grandstands as well as for the riders who enjoy with the technical characterictics of the racetrack.
In short, the Circuit is a facility at service of the big number of valencian motoring fans that through ist history has welcomed over 4,5 millions of spectators. This number makes clear the success of the project.
Getting to the Ricardo Tormo Circuit Cheste Valenica
Leave Valencia via Avenida del Cid and take the A-3 dual carriageway in the direction of Madrid. Continue for 20 km, take exit 334 (Urbanizaciones – Circuito) and soon after you will see directions for the Circuit.
Take the A-7 leaving Alicante in the direction of Valencia, take the bypass for the A-3 dual carriageway, direction Madrid, turn off at exit 334 (Urbanizaciones – Circuito) and soon after you will see directions for the Circuit.
From Castellón – Barcelona
The AP-7 Mediterranean Motorway is the axis of communication for the coastal areas. From both cities you take this motorway in the direction of Valencia, take the bypass for the A-3 dual carriageway, direction Madrid, turn off at exit 334 (Urbanizaciones – Circuito) and soon after you will see directions for the Circuit.
Leave Madrid taking the A-3 Motorway, direction Valencia, turn off at exit 334 (Urbanizaciones – Circuito) and soon after you will see directions for the Circuit.
From Valencia Estación del Norte (The North Railway Station):
During the Grand Prix, the Circuit’s train halt on the suburban train (Cercanías) line C-3 is open, providing an excellent alternative for spectators travelling from Valencia to the Circuit thanks to the convenience of the service.
From Barcelona Estación de Sants (Sants Railway Station):
The Euromed train takes you to Valencia’s Estación del Norte. The journey takes 3 hours and trains run daily.
From Madrid Estación de Atocha (Atocha Railway Station):
The Alaris train takes you to Valencia’s Estación del Norte. The journey takes 3 hours and 30 minutes, and trains run daily. The Alaris train takes you to Valencia’s Estación del Norte. The journey takes 3 hours and 30 minutes, and trains run daily.
Valencias Central Bus Station is located on the bank of the former course of the River Turia. There are regular bus lines from all over Spain.
From this station, the Buñol bus company provides a Valencia – Cheste service. This takes you from the Bus Station to the centre of Cheste.