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Ciudad del Motor de Aragón
Motorland Aragón FIA.svg
Location Alcañiz, Aragon, Spain
Time zone GMT+1
Major events World Series by Renault
Length 5.344 km (3.321 mi)
Lap record 1:44.833 (James Walker, P1 Motorsport, 2009)

The Ciudad del Motor de Aragón, also known as Motorland Aragón, is a 5.344 km (3.321 mi) race circuit located near Alcañiz, Spain.

The circuit has been designed by well-known German architect Hermann Tilke in conjunction with the British architectural firm Foster + Partners. Formula One driver and former McLaren test driver Pedro de la Rosa is a technical and sporting consultant on the project.[1]

The facility has been designed to incorporate three main zones - a technology park, a sports area and a leisure and culture area. The technology park will feature research and educational institutes based around the motor industry, the sports area will include the racing circuit (with multipe layouts), a karting track and various gravel circuits, whilst the leisure and culture section will feature a hotel, business centre and shopping facilities.[2]

It was announced on May 26, 2008 that the circuit will host a round of the World Series by Renault in both 2009 and 2010, the first international championship to race at the venue.[3][4] Renault Sport Technologies will also have access to the circuit for thirty days per year for testing and promotional events.

On March 13th 2010 It was announced that the circuit would replace Balatonring on the 2010 MotoGP calendar. Aragón was already in place has a reserve event and replaces The Hungarian GP which has been postponed because the Construction work will not be finished on time. It is the forth Spanish circuit on the MotoGP calender. The Grand Prix event will be called the Aragon motorcycle Grand Prix [5]

The circuit was the European headquarters for US F1, a US-based Formula 1 team.

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