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Gran Premi Monster Energy MotoGP de CatalunyaMain Events 2018, Sports
06/15/2018 - 06/17/2018

Another big Barcelona sporting weekend arrives as the MotoGP World Championship returns with the Monster Energy Catalonia Grand Prix. 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 (last year's overall champion), Dani Pedrosa and Pol Espargaró, while other Spanish stars include Jorge Lorenzo. This race was added to the championship schedule in 1991 although there was already a Spanish MotoGP event because of the level of local success in the sport.

It's run over 25 laps and 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, although last year's winner was Italian Andrea Dovizioso. So join the excited crowd and see if a home favourite can once more regain this particular crown.

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