If you know a motorcycle racing fan saddened to learn Laguna Seca had been dropped from the 2014 MotoGP schedule, there’s one way you can cheer them up this holiday season: with tickets to a MotoGP race in Spain. Sure, they will miss the ride down the Pacific Coast Highway to Monterey, Calif., but Spain is the heart of the MotoGP world championship. Spain hosts more MotoGP rounds than any other country, and the series’ top three contenders Marc Marquez, Jorge Lorenzo and Dani Pedrosa, are all sons of the Iberian Peninsula.
Spain hosts four MotoGP rounds: Jerez, Catalunya, Aragon and Valencia. Prices for any of the Spanish rounds are about the same, at about $3,500 for two people including round-trip tickets and hotel accommodations. This year, the MotoGP title was decided at the final round at Valencia, and the chance for championship drama may make the Valencian Grand Prix a better bang for your buck.