Rev Your Engines For Some Global Grand Prix!

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Rev Your Engines For Some Global Grand Prix!

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Nov 19, 2012 —  Grand Prix can refer to many different types of competitions. There’s even a Grand Prix for chess! In this instance, however, we’re focusing on things with engines, because stuff that goes fast is rad.

The first Grand Prix auto race took place in France in 1906, with the top cars of the day running a lap course that was relatively drab by today’s standards. Since then, the Grand Prix has evolved into a massively attended global affair, occurring all over the world at two-dozen-odd separate locations.

With very few exceptions, Grand Prix auto races have to be at least 300 km in length (about 186 miles), and each is a way for drivers to qualify for the Formula 1 Championships, the highest class auto race in the world.   

On the two-wheeled front, the Grand Prix for motorcycle racing has been around since the 1940s. It also takes place globally, with 19 races a year open to three separate bike categories, each of which features cycles capable of speeds ranging from 155 to a jaw-dropping 220 mph.

So if you’re looking for things that go fast, don’t miss out on the best Grand Prix events in the U.S. and Europe!

  • Monaco Grand Prix

    Auto Racing Every year in May

    Monaco Grand Prix - Auto Racing in French Riviera.
    French Riviera Circuit de Monaco

    23 Boulevard Albert 1er
    Monte Carlo, Monaco 98000

  • Catalan Motorcycle Grand Prix

    Motorsports / Sports Every year in June

    Catalan Motorcycle Grand Prix  - Motorsports | Sports in Barcelona.
    Barcelona Circuit de Catalunya

    Mas ''La Moreneta'' PO 27
    08160 Montmeló Barcelona

    93‑5719700

  • Gran Premio de España Santander (Spanish Grand Prix)

    Auto Racing / Motorsports / Sports Every year in May

    Gran Premio de España Santander (Spanish Grand Prix) - Auto Racing | Motorsports | Sports in Barcelona.
    Barcelona Circuit de Catalunya

    Mas ''La Moreneta'' PO 27
    08160 Montmeló Barcelona

    93‑5719700

  • Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach

    Auto Racing Every Year in April

    Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach - Auto Racing in Los Angeles.
    Los Angeles Long Beach Convention Center (Long Beach, CA)

    300 East Ocean Boulevard
    Long Beach, California 90802

    (562) 436‑3636

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