So last weekend I went to the MotoGP at Montmeló, just North East of\nBarcelona.\n\nThe circuit is easy enough to get to and a top tip is to look up before\nhand, which parking area is suitable for your grandstand. Don't assume,\nlike I might have, that the parking areas correspond to the grandstand.\nSo areas A & C serve grandstand G, for example. There is no car park G.\n\nDon't assume that you can go past 2 signs for the circuit and continue\non without hitting a toll booth.\n\nAlso don't assume that the police directing traffic care about anything\nelse apart from keeping the traffic moving. I asked one helpful officer\nwhich parking area was best for my grandstand. The succint and amusing\nreply was: "Don't know. First park, then walk". So that's what I did.\nAt the other end of the circuit as it turned out, but for my first time\nthere, it turned out to be quite good, as we could walk around the\ncircuit and get to know the layout.\n\nStuff inside is a little pricey. Duh! Coffee (small) is 2€, small beer\n3.50€, large beer 7€, and a huge beer 9€. Food (hot dogs, bacon\nbaguettes, pizza, pasta) ranged from 5-10€. Take your own, like the\nlocals mostly do.\n\nFavourite are "pipas", which I think are sunflower seeds. You can tell\nwhere the Spanish sit, by the pile of discarded shells on the floor.\nSeveral tonnes of these are eaten each day.\n\nTickets are bar-coded and scanned. Don't forget to get scanned out if\nyou leave the grandstand, so that you can get back in (on the same day).\nThis can save embarrasing discussions in a foreign language.\n\nThey don't seem to care if you take an SLR with a fuck-off lens, unlike\nother circuits where photography is "banned".\n\nSitting next to the fan club of a rising star is a lot of fun. How a 16\nyear-old like Viñales handles a sudden rise to stardom, I've no idea.\n\nContact Domenec beforehand if you want to meet up in the evening. It\nsaves last minute emails and text messages.