When it burst onto the scene as the host of the Spanish Formula One Grand Prix, the circuit could only attract small crowds, yet it has become the must-attend race on the MotoGP schedule, with capacity crowds of up toturning out year-on-year. Take Exit 3 and follow signs to the circuit.
Small changes have continued year-on-year to run off areas, while a new pit lane exit was installed in Allied to the dwlindling crowds, it was no surprise when this proved the final straw for F1 and the Spanish GP switched to the then-new Barcelona circuit the following year. This Santarém location article is a stub. It was to prove a memorable event, with Ayrton Senna holding off Nigel Mansell by only 14 thousandths of a second difference in what was then the closest ever finish in F1. In Decemberthe circuit hosted its first race, a round of the Spanish Touring Car Championships. Alpiarça municipality is twinned with:.
Public transport options are also good; the train station at Jerez has daily connections with the rest of Andalusia, Madrid and a large number of Spanish cities. This was named in honour of Ayrton Senna, while the original corner continued in use for motor cycling. There was controversy on the podium, when the local mayor interrupted the trophy presentations, which led to Jerez once more being dropped from the schedule. Rate This Circuit 2. Views Read Edit View history. Only basic facilities were complete at this stage and the event was marred by rain, but it was otherwise judged a success.