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Gran Premi Monster Energy MotoGP de CatalunyaMain events 2017, Sports
06/09/2017 - 06/11/2017

Another big sporting weekend on Barcelona's calendar arrives as the Moto GP World Championship returns. There's always a lot of local interest for this event, thanks to Catalonia's tradition of producing world-class motorbike drivers such as Marc Márquez (who took the 2016 world title), Dani Pedrosa and Pol Espargaró, while other Spanish stars include Jorge Lorenzo. This race was added to the championship schedule in 1991 despite the fact that there was already a Spanish MotoGP event because of the level of local success in the sport. It's run over 25 laps and last year's winner, the popular Italian driver Valentino Rossi, says it's one of his favourite tracks. Indeed Rossi has won it six times since 2001, with Australian Casey Stoner the only other man to have any impact (in 2007 and 2011) on the Spaniards' hegemony over this course. So join the excited crowd and see if a home favourite can once more regain this particular crown.

"This sport enjoys a strong local following and no wonder! One of Valentino Rossi's favourite race tracks which won't fail to impress motorbike-racing fans."

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