Circuito de Navarra - Ideal Place for Motorsport and Leisure

January 3, 2017
Alexander S

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  • Circuito de Navarra
  • Circuito de Navarra

Circuito de Navarra, opened in 2010, is a modern multi-purpose sports complex with racing track located near the town of Los Arcos in Navarra, Spain.

Circuito de Navarra was built by local government

The plans of the circuit were presented in 2007 by the private Samaniego Group but when they became short of money, the Government of Navarra region took care of the construction. The works began in 2009 and in June of 2010 the circuit was opened. The costs of the construction were around 50 million euros.

Circuito Navarra view

View at Circuito de Navarra

Circuito de Navarra is a modern venue which meets the highest standards by many criteria. It has FIA T1 and Grade 2 licenses what makes circuit suitable for hosting the Formula 1 test and all other racing championships below F1. The circuit also meets FIM Grade B standards, allowing World Superbikes Championship races. However, Circuito de Navarra hasn’t hosted bigger international events and the races FIA GT1 World Championship, Blancpain GT Series, and Superleague Formula were the biggest happenings there so far. The track also hosts events of various Spanish and French racing championships.

Circuito de Navarra has an interesting layout and modern facilities

The main circuit is 3.933 km long and has 15 turns – 6 left and 9 right. The track has two long straights and a couple of sharp corners and hairpins. The main circuit has a possibility to be divided into the two parts of 2.6 km and 1.3 km which can be run simultaneously. The width of the track is 12-15 m.

Circuito Navarra, race, Control tower

Control tower at Circuito de Navarra

There are 32 pit boxes equipped with electricity, water, and wi-fi connection. Sporting offices, meeting, briefing, catering, and press rooms at the highest standard. The circuit also has a big medical center. Race Control with CCTV and timing, commercial and administrative offices, speaker, and two VIP rooms with 300 m2 for events and sponsors are located in control tower.

Karting, off-road, and drifting areas

Circuito de Navarra also has one of the best karting areas in Spain. The track with timing system and permanent lighting is 731 m long with 15 turns. The off-road area, as well as drifting area, are also available within the Circuito de Navarra, while Atalaya Center is an excellent meeting point where both public and companies can have a wide range of recreational activities for public or private events.

Circuito de Navarra, karting area

Karting area at Circuito de Navarra

The facilities for the spectators are also at a very high level. The circuit has the main grandstand and also offers a plenty of good viewing spots. Unlike many bigger and better-known venues worldwide, Circuito de Navarra is the perfect place for the photographers as there are few spots set just for them.

Getting there and accommodation

Interestingly, the nearest international airport is in Biarritz, in France, around 90 minutes drive to the north. Another international airport is Bilbao, around two hours drive from the circuit. The smaller airport which offers connecting flights is located in the nearby town of Pamplona.

Circuito de Navarra grandstand

View at main straight from grandstand

Possibilities about accommodation in Los Arcos and Navarra region you can found by clicking here.

Address: Malvasia 5, 31200 Los Arcos, Spain
Phone: +34 948 640 350

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