Circuit Ricardo Tormo
The Circuit de la Valencian Ricardo Tormo is a 4.005 km long motor sports race track in Cheste, around 20 kilometers from the Spanish city of Valencia. It is named after the former Spanish motorcycle racer Ricardo Tormo, who came from near Valencia.
Because of the mild climate, the route is popular in the winter even with Formula 1 teams as a test track. The Formula 1 race itself, however, take place at the new Valencia Street Circuit from 2008 in the port area.
The permanent track was inaugurated on September 19, 1999, she is traversed counterclockwise and has in lane widths between twelve and 13 meters in nine left- and five right-handers. The spectator capacity is given as 120,000, of which 60,000 seats. The stands are similar around the track arranged as in the Euro Speedway Lausitz or motodrome the Hockenheimring, - the interior ( infield ) of the trail are no spectators.
At the Circuit Ricardo Tormo has been held since the opening in 1999 of the Grand Prix of Valencia in the Motorcycle World Championship, also runs the World Superbike Championship, the FIA GT Championship and the World Touring Car Championship take place regularly. In 2010, the DTM unsubscribe a run.