Circuit of Jerez
Ángel Nieto

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History

The city of Jerez has always had a close relationship with motor sport and more specifically with motorcycling. Already in the early sixties, Jerez had the Merced Trophy, a highly prestigious international race that saw great motorcycling figures of that time pass. Pilots of the category of Ángel Nieto, Ricardo Tormo, Sito Pons, Benjamín Grau, Víctor Palomo or the internationals Marco Lucchinelli, Barry Sheene, Jan de Vries, Borje Jansson competed through the streets of Jerez. 

For motorcycle riders, Jerez is, along with Assen, the reference. Its thirteen turns give a lot of play when it comes to fine-tuning the mechanics. Its length is 4,423 meters (4,428 with chicane) host a variety of low, medium and high speed turns, technically ideal for making the mechanics work thoroughly as recognized by the large competition teams that have made it an international reference for carrying out pre-season training.

The result of this long tradition with the competition would be, years later, the construction of a modern permanent speed circuit equipped with facilities that would allow it to host top-level tests.

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Inaugurated in 1985, the Jerez Circuit quickly became one of the most famous tracks in Europe, hosting valid tests for the Formula 1, Motorcycle and Sport-prototype world championships.

Without the works being finished, without pits or a race control building but with the track already operational, the pilot race took place on December 8, 1985. It was a qualifying test for the Spanish Touring Car Championship and the rain became the protagonist. Despite the added difficulties due to the water, the event was held without problems and confirmed what was expected, that Andalusia was prepared to become the reference in the world of motor sports.

Just four months later, Jerez experienced its first Spanish Formula 1 Grand Prix. And the stars of the Championship wanted this debut not to be easily forgotten: Senna, driving a Lotus Renault and Mansell, driving the Williams Honda, starred an extremely tight arrival. Only 14 thousandths of a second separated Senna, the eventual winner, from the British Nigel Mansell at the finish line, still today one of the closest differences in the history of the category.

A year later, the first Spanish Motorcycle Grand Prix would be held. Since its first edition, Jerez captivated motorcycle fans, who quickly turned the Andalusian event into an obligatory annual pilgrimage, with the Jerez track currently being one of the most deeply rooted permanent venues in the calendar in which it has been present uninterruptedly since 1987 until current events, always offering that special atmosphere that fans appreciate year after year, flocking to our city.

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In 1992, the Jerez Circuit underwent its first major remodeling. In order to improve safety, the original chicane disappears, creating a parabolic curve in its place that connects with the second straight of the route of equal length to the main one, passing the route to its current length of 4,423 m. In addition, 700 meters of Air Fence will be inaugurated, a revolutionary system like air mattresses that replaces bales of straw, making the Jerez route a pioneer in the adoption of this modern security system that would be gradually incorporated by the rest of the circuits. . In those years, a motocross track was also built inside the facilities that hosted the 125 and 250 cc world championships, as well as the Nations Trophy.

In 1994 a series of circumstances, among them, the death of the ill-fated Formula One driver, Ayrton Senna in Imola, together with the excessive speed of passage through the linked curves of Criville and Ferrari for the F-1 cars, made it necessary to build a new chicane at that point for the safety of the drivers, creating the current Ayrton Senna chicane currently used in all automotive tests and training, while the motorcycles continue to use the standard 4,423 meter layout.

In 1997, Jerez once again hosted a Formula One Grand Prix, the European Grand Prix, the last scoring event of the season to the delight of all lovers of the motor world. Michael Schumacher and Jacques Villeneuve were playing for the Championship. Things are so tight that in official practice three drivers equal the times to the thousandth: Jacques Villeneuve, Michael Schumacher and Heinz-Harald Frentzen have a sensational 1'21?072. In the race, the Schumacher versus Villeneuve duel ends at the Dry Sack curve with an ugly maneuver by the German when he prevented Villeneuve, who had a good place, from overtaking him, impacting both cars, with the Ferrari driver being the most affected, who ended up on the curb. with no options to continue, while Villeneuve continued the race to finish third, scoring the world title. The maneuver, seen by everyone again and again on television replays, was sanctioned by the FIA ​​with the withdrawal of all the points obtained that year by Schumacher.

In the spring of that same year, Crivillé won the 500 cc race against Mick Doohan, before a cheering crowd, receiving the Grand Prix winner's trophy from the King of Spain.

The new millennium

The demands regarding safety in the pits and pit lane made it necessary to undertake, in 2002, a profound remodeling, which included the construction of new pits and pit-lane, in addition to the viewing platform, commonly called UFO, which is currently the flagship of the facility due to its location right on the finish line and with a direct view of many turns of the track. Thanks to this ambitious work, the circuit now has very spacious and excellently equipped pits, as well as more attractive VIP rooms and a press room prepared to allow more than 300 journalists to carry out their work in the most efficient way. .

In order not to lose its prominent position in the international arena, in 2008 a new remodeling was undertaken. Some loopholes were expanded and provided with a paved area, while the entire track was resurfaced with new paving. Currently, the circuit continues to evolve to maintain its privileged position in the motor world, carrying out new resurfacing and curb adaptation work between 2017 and 2019 to continue being on pole in terms of facilities in the motor world. Finally, between 2021 and 2023, work will be undertaken to expand the exhaust areas in turns 7 (already completed), 1, 5, 6 and 10. 

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The Track

The Jerez-Ángel Nieto Circuit is one of the most attractive and technical tracks according to the opinions of great drivers in the field of motorcycling and motorsports.

For motorcycle riders, Jerez is a reference. Its thirteen curves give a lot of play when it comes to fine-tuning the mechanics. Its length of 4,423 meters (4,428 with chicane) host a variety of low, medium and high speed turns, technically ideal for making the mechanics work thoroughly as recognized by the large competition teams that have made it an international reference for carrying out pre-season training.
Thanks to its more than 3,200 hours of sunshine per year, the Jerez-Ángel Nieto Circuit can be used 365 days a year, which is why it is one of the most in-demand on the international scene. Furthermore, as an exceptional added value, the visitor has the city of Jerez as the closest urban reference, a modern and cosmopolitan city that offers a varied cultural, gastronomic and leisure offer.

Most of 40.500 square metres are dedicated to indoor parking available to perform the commercial activities that demand our customers.

For large events, the Jerez Circuit has three large areas of outdoor parking for both cars and motorcycles that have a capacity for around 20,000 vehicles.

The Motor Museum and guided Tours

Consult all the information about the guided tours and the motor museum, by clicking on the following button. 

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The Circuit

The Jerez Circuit has a total area of ​​113 hectares, of which 48,294 square meters correspond to the paddock. As for pits, the Jerez track has 43 pits in total that measure 12 meters long by 6 meters wide and more than 3 meters high.

The Jerez circuit facilities have a large paddock for competitions or to carry out a wide variety of commercial activities. A total area of 48,294 square meters.

The circuit has a total of 43 pits measuring 12 meters long by 6 meters wide. Its height exceeds three meters. Each Pit is separated from the next by electric blinds that can be retracted to convert them if necessary into an open surface.

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Track rental and
other areas

The Jerez-Ángel Nieto Circuit has a total area of ​​113 hectares in which to carry out a wide variety of activities. 

Furthermore, thanks to its more than 3,000 hours of sunshine per year, it can be used 365 days a year. As an added value, the visitor has the city of Jerez as the closest urban reference, a strategically well-located and connected, modern and cosmopolitan city that offers a varied cultural, gastronomic and leisure offer.

Our facilities are in a constant process of improvement and adaptation to the times and the evolution of motor sports, currently presenting the image of a circuit, first of all emblematic, at the same time modern and functional. In short, a point of reference within the elite sports facilities of the motor world, and proof of this is corroborated by major international motorsport events such as MotoGP and WorldSBK, among others, which host our facilities every season.  

Our track is available for rental. In it, private or collective training can be carried out, sessions for motorcycles and cars, advertising spots, driving experiences, driving courses, commercial presentations...

Contamos además con otros espacios para alquilar como: Salas VIP, Sala de Conferencias, etc..

For more information about renting the track and other spaces at the Ángel Nieto Jerez Circuit, you can fill out the form that appears by clicking the button at the bottom of this page or if you prefer, you can call: +34 956 15 11 07 where we will be happy to assist you.

Our track, both in its standard version (4,423 m) and in its version with chicane (4,428 m), is available for rent. In it, private or collective training can be carried out, sessions for motorcycles and cars, advertising spots, driving experiences, driving courses, commercial presentations...

Contamos además con otros espacios para alquilar como nuestras Salas VIP, Sala de Conferencias, áreas de paddock…etc.

For more information please contact our Sales department.

The Ángel Nieto Jerez Circuit can become the setting where couples celebrate their marriage, thus adding to the versatile portfolio of activities that can be carried out at its facilities.

With this initiative, we respond to the demands of citizens in general, and fans in particular, who had requested that the Circuit of Jerez could be used as a venue for weddings.

We also open our facilities for taking Wedding and Pre-Wedding photos that will be governed by the following rules:

The photos will be taken on the day indicated by the circuit once the activity being carried out ends. This may be between 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. or between 6:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m., so the schedule will have to be confirmed in the days before. If there is no activity on the track on the selected day, the photo session will take place during office hours (between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.).

Photos can only be taken in the finish line or pit-lane, and access to any other area of ​​the track is not permitted. No moving vehicles are allowed to access the track. Photos taken with a motorcycle or car must only be posed, without starting the vehicle.

There is also the option of taking photos in the X-1 grandstand and on the pit terrace, emblematic and easily recognizable spaces of our facility.

The price to be able to carry out this photographic service in our facilities is 100 €

Thanks to the mild climate and the many hours of sunshine it enjoys each year, the Jerez track is the ideal setting for organizing filming days for video spots or photo sessions. It has a track with an attractive design, ideal and photogenic facilities nestled in a natural environment that makes it regularly in demand by automobile and motorcycle brands, as well as other audiovisual production companies for the production of Spots. Furthermore, our southern location offers and guarantees the best light conditions. Our track also offers the ideal space to carry out photo shoots for brands and companies.

Plataforma VIP

Exclusive and multidisciplinary room where special events can be held (business meetings, commercial presentations, incentive sessions, meals...) that require a large space with views and an unbeatable location, a guarantee of success in any event.

The VIP platform of the Jerez Circuit, popularly known as “UFO”, has a useful area of ​​530 square meters with an approximate capacity for 120 people.

Sala VIP

Consideradas el lugar ideal para las relaciones públicas. Hay un total de doce, situadas en el primer piso del edificio de boxes con visión al pit-lane y capacidad para 60 personas. Cada una mide 144 m2 y tienen ventanas con un palco privado de 19 asientos con vistas a la linea de salida-llegada. Cuentan con aire acondicionado, señal de televisión, aseos, cocina y vestidor.

Press room

The Press Room of the Jerez-Ángel Nieto Circuit has 714 square meters of surface and more than 300 seats. Its functionality allows it to develop other uses depending on the client's needs. Presentations, conferences, screenings, work meetings can be carried out in this room that has tables equipped with electrical connection and high-speed internet. It also consists have 120 television monitors.

Conference room

Multifunctional room attached to the Press Center. It has a large space of 298 square meters in which to hold press conferences, commercial presentations, screenings, conferences or work meetings for groups of between 60 and 100 people.

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Circuito de Jerez-Ángel Nieto
Highway Jerez-Arcos Output 3
11405 · Jerez de la Frontera (Cádiz)
Phone: +34 956 15 11 00

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