MotoGP

October 12th, 2016 by

Gran Premio Red Bull de Espana – Circuito de Jerez, Spain
Sunday May 6th, 2018 7:45 AM to 9 AM

Built in 1986 and hosting its first Grand Prix one year later, the circuit of Jerez is now one of the most popular MotoGP venues and the focal point for a city fanatical about sport. Set in a slight valley in the south of Spain, Jerez is blessed with consistently good weather and beautiful scenery, its numerous grandstands providing the perfect viewing facilities for up to 250,000 spectators.

With two alternative road circuits (4,423m and 4,428m), which were resurfaced during 2005, Jerez is a popular venue used by many race teams for testing throughout the year, whilst its recently updated corporate and media facilities have proven to be a popular addition to the complex. Other facilities such as the control tower and pit boxes have also been vastly improved.

Where can you catch the live race with us?
BMW Toronto 4th Floor
11 Sunlight Park Rd
Toronto, Ontario
M4M 1B5

GoPro Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland – Chemnitz, Germany
Sunday July 2, 2017 7:45 AM to 9 AM

Car and bike races have been held on closed public roads in the area around the town of Chemnitz, Germany since the 1920s and were still taking place until as recently as 1990. It was decided, however, that the five mile course through such a densely populated area was no longer suitable and a new circuit was built five miles west of Chemnitz in 1996. Although mainly used as a driver training centre and road transport safety station, Sachsenring first hosted MotoGP in 1998 and many improvements have taken place since then, including a drastic layout enhancement in 2001. Numerous tight corners make it one of the slower tracks on the calendar but there is never any shortage of close racing action.

Losail International Circuit – QATAR
Sunday March 26, 2017 7:45 AM to 9 AM

The fabulous Losail International Circuit lies on the outskirts of Doha, the capital city of Qatar. Built in little over a year, the track cost $58 million USD and required round-the-clock dedication from almost 1,000 workers in order to get it ready for the inaugural event – the Marlboro Grand Prix of Qatar on the 2nd October 2004.

The track itself is a flowing layout of 5.4 kilometres, surrounded by artificial grass designed to prevent sand from the neighbouring desert from blowing onto the circuit. The main straight is over a kilometre in length and there is a good mix of medium and high-speed corners, including a couple of quick left-handers which has proved particularly popular with the riders.

In 2008 Qatar celebrated the first night time Grand Prix in history, following the construction of permanent outdoor lighting. The switch to night time racing was a success and has continued to be so, with the Qatar event now established as one of the most spectacular on the MotoGP calendar.

Gran Premio Motul de la Comunitat Valenciana
Sunday November 13, 2016 7:45 AM to 9 AM

About the circuit

The Circuito de la Comunitat Valenciana was completed in 1999 and held rounds of the MotoGP and Spanish Motorcycle Championships in the same year. The Cheste track has several layouts, running anti-clockwise with varying lengths. MotoGP events are held on a 4km track comprising of five right handed corners, eight left handers and a 650m straight. Although the track is regarded as quite small, the pit complex contains 48 garages whilst the stadium style grandstands can seat up to 150,000 spectators. The circuit layout which allows all parts of the circuit to be seen from any stand helps to create a unique atmosphere enjoyed by Spanish and international riders alike and as the last race of the season there is always a party feeling to the Grand Prix, which was voted best GP of 2005 by IRTA.

//www.motogp.com/en/event/Valencia

Michelin Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix
Sunday October 23, 2016 7:50 AM to 9 AM

The 2016 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season is the 68th F.I.M. Road Racing World Championship season. Jorge Lorenzo is the defending world champion, having secured his third MotoGP title and fifth overall Championship title at the 2015 Valencian Community Grand Prix.

After 13 races, the championship is led by Marc Márquez followed by Valentino Rossi and reigning champion Lorenzo.

The 2016 season saw numerous records in regards to race winners. Cal Crutchlow, Jack Miller, Andrea Iannone and Maverick Viñales won their first races in the premier class, the first time that four new winners had emerged in a MotoGP season. Between the Italian Grand Prix in May and the San Marino Grand Prix September, eight riders – Lorenzo, Rossi, Miller, Márquez, Iannone, Crutchlow, Viñales and Dani Pedrosa – won in eight successive races, surpassing the previous record of seven, between the 1999 Imola Grand Prix and the 2000 South African Grand Prix. The total of eight winners, was also a record for a single season,[1] surpassing the previous record of seven in the 2006 season.

Where can you catch the live race with us?
BMW Toronto
11 Sunlight Park Rd
Toronto, Ontario
M4M 1B5

Show up on the day of, or let us know you’ll be there by email motorrad@bmwtoronto.ca.

If you have any questions or concerns, we invite you to 11 Sunlight Park Rd, Toronto ON, or call us at (416) 623-4269.

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