Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya (Montmeló)- Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya closes a season at full performance, as shown by the figures. A few days before saying goodbye to 2017, the Catalan racetrack has made assessment of the year and has also launched 2018 the sporting calendar, which includes some significant novelties.
Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya is open to all types of activities, beyond the mere sporting competition which is carried out on the track. There have been a total 318 days of activity, which led to an occupation of 87%. On 247 of these days, the facilities were rented and 71 were dedicated to the staging of races. There was no activity on the track on only 17 days, and 30 days were dedicated to building works. During this year, the sporting facilities have been host to private and group tests (cars, motorcycles and bicycles), driving courses, incentive and training days, as well as different events.
A total of 565,550 spectators came out to the Circuit during 2017. The highest attendance figure were the 177,984 spectators that got together on the four days of the FORMULA 1 GRAN PREMIO DE ESPAÑA PIRELLI 2017, 94,623 on Sunday. Both figures are higher than the figures of the previous year: 12,955 more on the whole weekend and 7,378 more on Sunday. The Gran Premi Monster Energy de Catalunya de MotoGP™ was the second most attended sporting event, with a total of 176,391 spectators on three days and 99,873 fans on Sunday.
6,944,895 € of economic impact in printed written press
The Circuit has also closed this 2017 season with very satisfying results in other fields, according to the data provided by Acceso Group. The impact achieved in the written press in Spain has almost doubled the figures from last year (4,491,816 €), to reach almost 7 million euros (6,944,895 €). This is the result of more than 1,800 pieces of news published about topics dealing with the Circuit and its activities; as opposed to the 700 pieces published in 2016.
19 sports events for 2018
With a calendar made-up of 19 sports events, the circuit is one of the few racetracks to host three rounds of top level, renowned World Championships: Fórmula 1, MotoGP™ and Rallycross. As a novelty in the 2018 calendar, and in addition to these three great meetings, there will be the Ferrari Challenge and two MotoGP™ test days in May. Other events not to be missed in the calendar are the Formula One Test Days, –the circuit being once again host to all of the Formula 1 preseason tests and one test during the season–, the Spirit of Montjïc, the Barcelona Speed Festival or the traditional 24 Horas de Catalunya de Motociclismo motorcycling endurance race and the 24 Horas de Barcelona de Automovilismo-Trofeo Fermí Vélez car endurance race, amongst many others.