Circuit de Catalunya started being constructed on 24th February 1989 and held its first race on 10th September 1991, just five days after its official inauguration. The first race was in the Spanish Touring Car Championship and was won by former F1 driver Luis Perez Sala. Shortly afterwards the circuit went on to hold the Spanish F1 Grand Prix and the Motorcycling World Championship and has continued to hold events at the highest standard in motorsport. With the circuit being just 32km from Barcelona and sandwiched between two major roads (C-17 and AP-7), it is perfectly situated to maintain its international reputation. It is considered as one of the most modern and multi-purposed motorsport facilities in the world and is open 365 days a year to provide a more than motorsport service to customers. The circuit is currently the official home of the Spanish F1 Grand Prix and the Catalan MotoGP Grand Prix and the circuit will be hopeful of holding onto these international events for years to come.