Located in Montmeló, Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya was inaugurated on 10 September 1991. It was a project driven by the Catalan Government, the Royal Automobile Club of Catalonia and the Montmeló Town Council. The Circuit hosted the first race only five days after the inauguration. It was a round of the Spanish Touring Car Championship, while the first Formula Grand Prix was staged a few weeks later, on 29 September.
The MotoGP Grand Prix was included the following season into the sports calendar of the Circuit. Since then, the Circuit has hosted every year, without break, the Spanish F1 Grand Prix and the Catalan MotoGP Grand Prix, two of the most prestigious championships of motor sports, which are now joined by BarcelonaRX, the FIA Rallycross World Championship.