Snetterton carries out track resurfacing project
New tarmac for super-quick Riches and Coram corners
Snetterton owner MotorSport Vision has carried out track resurfacing work at Riches and Coram as part of its ongoing commitment to developing facilities for competitors and spectators.
Riches and Coram are two of the fastest corners around the super-quick Norfolk circuit, which has an average lap speed of 125mph, and more than six hundred tonnes of tarmac has been laid over this eight thousand square metre area.
The track resurfacing project, which was completed in two days, will benefit the thousands of two and four wheel competitors that race at the circuit each year, along with Snetterton’s car and bike trackday enthusiasts.
Among the series that will compete on the new track surface in 2010 are the MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship, which takes place in July, and the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship and the British Formula 3 and GT Championships in August.
Jamie Hopper, Snetterton Circuit Manager, said: “We have been working very hard during the first part of the year to maintain and improve our circuit for the thousands of competitors, spectators and other guests that visit Snetterton. Our 2010 calendar is extremely busy with over 25 race meetings still to come this year and we look forward to seeing what effect the new surface has on lap times.”
In addition to resurfacing two key corners, Snetterton has carried out further development work around the circuit including installing new FIA combination kerbing at Russell Bend, whilst new white lining and virtual kerbs have been painted on the exit of Sear Corner (pictured below).
Spectators will also benefit this season from a new viewing bank overlooking the Esses, Bombhole and Coram, which is due to open in mid-July.
For more information on race meetings at Snetterton in 2010 call 0870 950 9000 or visit www.snetterton.co.uk.