Most of the circuits on the current calendar have between 14 and 16 turns, a reasonable amount that also ensures the riders have to deal with a variety of situations and scenarios on the track. However, some circuits surpass this number, meaning that the bike's set-up requires extra special attention.
3rd place: MotorLand
MotorLand Aragón has a total of 17 turns — 10 left-hand and 7 right-hand. This is one of our riders' favourite circuits, and it has been the stage of many a success for the Repsol Honda Team. Motorland is considered to be one of the best circuits by the entire paddock and has won the best GP prize on three occasions. One of the reasons why it is so captivating for riders and spectators is the sector including turns 8 and 9, the famous MotorLand corkscrew.
2nd place: Assen and Silverstone
With 18 turns, we have two of the most long-standing circuits on the World Championship calendar: Silverstone and Assen, the "Cathedral of Motorcycling". If these two circuits have one thing in common, it's their high level of complexity due to the sequence of turns. The British circuit has 8 left-hand and 10 right-hand turns, while Assen has 12 right-hand and 6 left-hand turns, making it the track with the highest number of right-hand turns on the current World Championship calendar. In addition, the Assen track has changed over time. In the past it was longer and included up to 24 turns.
1st place: COTA
According to current data, the circuit with the most turns is no other than the Circuit of the Americas, COTA. This US circuit has 20 turns — 11 left-hand and 9 right-hand turns — some of which come one after the other on a 5.5-km track. If that wasn't enough, COTA also has the longest straight of the World Championship at 1200 metres. Without a doubt, it's a circuit full of extremes.
A circuit that is no longer part of the World Championship but has a large number of turns is the north loop of Nürburgring, with a total of 70 over the 22.8-km track. Some races took place on this circuit, also known as the"Green Hell", between 1955 and 1980. However, the turns and distance of Nürburgring are no match for the legendary Tourist Trophy on the Isle of Man. The circuit that hosted this competition, the Snaefell mountain course, was over 60 km long and included over 210 turns.
We can always invent circuits that have more turns, such as our imaginary MarcLand, which has a mere 23 turns. However many turns they have, our favourite circuits are those where we watch our riders compete and have an amazing time.