This 2.489 mile (4.005km) long track, despite a comparatively long main straight, is the second shortest and second slowest on the MotoGP calendar. There are five right-hand corners and nine lefts. This is a favourite testing track for Formula One cars, especially before racing in Monaco. The feature which makes this circuit differ from the rest of European circuits built so far is the outer layer of the track, where civilian buildings and the parking of the paddock, drivers, press and services have been distributed. The removal of these large spaces within the circuit has provided more flexibility, allowing for more combinations and utilisation of routes. This race track is a favourite among racing fans, as it has great visibility.
The 2013 season final saw another Spanish clean sweep, with Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha) taking the chequered flag, followed by Dani Pedrosa (Honda) and Marc Marquez (Honda). This clinched the championship title for Marquez with 334 points, just four points ahead of Jorge Lorenzo. It also made Marquez the youngest MotoGP champion, at the age of 20. Honda won the Manufacturer’s Championship title with 398 points, followed by Yamaha with 381 points.
Manises Airport, also known as Valencia Airport, is located just 7.5 miles (12km) from the Circuit and connects Valencia with the most important national and international airports. The drive from the airport and city centre to the circuit is easy – visitors should join the A3 route, heading towards Madrid, and take the 334km (208mi) exit, adjacent to the service station/hotel, and drive onto the circuit approach road. The A-3 dual carriageway and the bypass connect Valencia with Alicante and Barcelona without the need to cross the city.