New race circuit with MotoGP aspirations to be built near Madrid

A new circuit is in the early stages of planning in Morata de Tajuña, Madrid, and it could one day host MotoGP events

AS if four Spanish rounds of the MotoGP championship weren’t enough, a new circuit is in the early stages of development an hour away from Madrid, and it aspires to one day host MotoGP.

The development is situated in the small town of Morata de Tajuña, around 40km from the centre of the Spanish capital. It’s a fairly sleepy rural town in the region of Community of Madrid and until now is noted for not very much at all.

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That could be about to change though, as a firm called Streammotorfire has already acquired the land and put in provisional plans to begin building the track. While Spanish site Motociclismo.es is reporting that the venue has eyes on hosting motorcycling’s biggest races, it becomes clear from looking at the specs of the site that it won’t be immediately on the cards.

The track’s spec shapes up, with a long straight and enough width to accommodate a field of bikes and cars, but the other facilities may need expanding. The paddock is reported to be around 30,000m2, 20,000m2 short of the paddock at Jerez, and with around 1,500 parking spaces mentioned, expansion will surely be on the cards.

Interestingly, the town’s mayor divulged that the wheels have actually been in motion for some time, with the idea for a circuit at the town coming about around five years ago.

The benefits of a venue like this in an area such as Morata de Tajuña are beyond question, it’s good for everyone on pretty much every level. The question still remains though, does Spain need another MotoGP venue?

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