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Ricardo Tormo - SPAIN

Gran Premio Motul de la Comunitat Valenciana

Circuit information

Length: 4.005 m / 2.488 miles

Width: 12 m

Left Curves: 9

Right curves: 5

Il reThe longest straight: 876 m / 0.544 miles

Built: 1999

The Ricardo Tormo circuit, located in Cheste, not far from Valencia, hosts the Grand Prix of the Valencian Community which for years has been chosen as the final Grand Prix of the world championship. Formed by short straights and fourteen rather slow corners, which force riders to use low gears, the circuit has a finish straight with a length of just under 900 m. Valencia is a narrow track with “obligatory” trajectories, so overtaking becomes difficult and it is therefore essential to start well. Thanks to its geographical position that allows an almost mild climate even in winter, Valencia becomes the perfect Grand Prix to end the long season of the World Championship in November.

Balda’s thought

Valencia is a quite small circuit, like a kart track. But I have good memories in Valencia, it is a track that I like quite a lot, it has nothing special but I like it. Especially the final part where there is the uphill chicane and then there is that very fast turn that ends with a downhill braking, and it is nice because it is a fast corner all sideways and then you have to find the right reference to brake strongly downhill and avoid making mistakes.