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PostSubject: Silverstone reveals new track plans   Thu Mar 25, 2010 8:48 am

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Silverstone has unveiled provisional plans for the MotoGP circuit. The most significant addition will be a new section of track running from the approach at Abbey corner to a spectacular 'Arrowhead' at the inside of Becketts. The Arrowhead will then join up with the existing National Straight. There will be additional changes to the layout at Chapel and Club.
The announcement follows the recent signing of a five year agreement between Silverstone and Dorna that will see MotoGP racing at the iconic Northamptonshire circuit from 2010. Several alterations are being made to make the circuit more bike-friendly. The alterations have already been extensively discussed with FIM and will be in accordance with their regulations and subject to final homologation.
The Arrowhead and its approach will provide a focal point for overtaking and will be surrounded by several new spectator areas. It will also be overlooked by the grandstand at Becketts, providing fans with an opportunity to see two sections of track from the one vantage point. Both MotoGP and British Superbike riders will also be pleased to see that the plans include the moving of grandstands and safety barriers at Woodcote. This will enable the circuit to build a new run off area at the fast entry to Pit Straight and dispose of the slow chicane, which is currently a necessity for safety purposes. The work will be carried out between November 2009 and March 2010. In addition to changes to the track, improvements to spectator viewing facilities will include moving some of the existing grandstands to bring them closer to the track.
This year's Formula 1 British Grand Prix will take place on the current Grand Prix circuit and that circuit will continue to be available to us for appropriate events. However, the new layout will be more suitable for two-wheeled racing.


Well at least it can't go the way Donington went

Personally i quite like the new layout, shame it loses bridge corner though.
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PostSubject: Re: Silverstone reveals new track plans   Thu Mar 25, 2010 7:38 pm

when we going!! Twisted Evil
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PostSubject: Re: Silverstone reveals new track plans   Fri Mar 26, 2010 9:00 am

B4T day out?
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PostSubject: Re: Silverstone reveals new track plans   Fri Mar 26, 2010 9:10 am

silverstone is a quality track no matter what liittle changes! make it later in the year for the day out pretty please!!??
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PostSubject: Re: Silverstone reveals new track plans   Fri Mar 26, 2010 9:47 am

Very old news quote you have there. They are using the new Arena layout for the Grand Prix this year, should make it THE fastest F1 circuit in the world (Faster than Monza)

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New pits being built on the Club Straight for 2011. Some vids on youtube of the revised GP circuit
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PostSubject: Re: Silverstone reveals new track plans   Sat Mar 27, 2010 9:44 am

I knew the info was old, as the circuit work was to end March 2010 but nothing had been mentioned of it on here. Wonder when the track days will run the new circuit Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Silverstone reveals new track plans   Sun Mar 28, 2010 3:58 am

looks interesting...may be worth getting prices for when they use the new layout then
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