Sitges
Autodromo Nacional

Built in 1922 and closed shortly after, the track and buildings have been left untouched and are in great condition unlike the other European banked circuits - Monza & Montlhery are falling down, Brooklands has been decimated and Avus was demolished. 

It is quite a few years since I last visited Sitges, in that time there has been very little progress.
Initially the owners appointed a local architect to draw up plans for redeveloping the site, fortunately he never found any backers for a plan that would have seen it developed into a conference centre, possibly with car showrooms etc and would simply have preserved the track and used it as part of a car themed backdrop.
More recently the owners decided to retain ownership of the site, and share the cost of its restoration with car enthusiasts, to this end they appointed a Barcelona businessman, Mr Salvador Mora, to draw up plans and find backers.
As far as I know he has basically come up with some of the ideas that we had for attracting motor racing enthusiasts but it appears that he hasn't yet found any backers, but he has arranged some tidying and use of the site.

Hopefully they will one day find a way of bringing the circuit back to life, it has survived, in remarkable condition, for so long that it is so frustrating that no one has been able to revive it so far.

I have been given the following e-mail address for Mr Mora and anyone who wishes to contact him should try  autodromoterramar@gmail.com

I have also found a website that appears to mention (my Spanish isn't good enough to work it out!)  visits to the circuit, anyone who wishes to visit the circuit might be advised to check that out:
http://sitgesagis.blogspot.com/2010/01/dels-tres-autodroms-que-es-van.html

If you wish to contact me (Peter Morley) click here to e-mail.


Original event poster, November 4th 1923

29th December 2001


Overview, from Sitges town side, grandstand to left


Overview from Sitges townside, 16th century house to right of track


Banking on opposite side of track from Sitges town


Track was constructed in just 1 year, used 3.5 million kg of cement!


Banking is over 60 degrees


Track is constructed from concrete sections


Back straight has a gentle kink in it


Overview facing Sitges town - this side of the infield was an aerodrome


Main straight, with original grandstand


These garages were used by the Bugatti team when they raced here


Usina Campione - reputedly the original Champion factory


One of the entrance tunnels under the track


Chicken coups - would make garages


Industrial buildings - would make workshops


House on the raised infield viewing area - would make hotel


Picnic table on the raised infield viewing area


Raised infield viewing area gives a great view from above the banking


Original share certificate


Location of circuit

Colour photos (taken December 2001) by Peter Morley
most B&W photos (original 1920s) by Ludvigsen