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Modifications at the Circuit of Jerez continue apace

Modifications at the Circuit of Jerez continue apace

Modifications at the Circuit of Jerez continue apace

The modifications taking place at the racetrack of Jerez are continuing on schedule, and the newly prepared circuit will be ready to host the third round of the MotoGP World Championship. The changes currently being carried out involve some 350 operatives, working on various different projects. The speed at which the work is being completed means that some of the planned changes can already be seen. The main building in the paddock has already been enlarged to house the new racetrack hospital. Work is currently continuing on the interiors of the new structures, and in the last few days installation of the new boxes has begun.

Another of the main objectives of the circuit´s management has been the new grandstand. For this season's forthcoming Grand Prix the first level of the new stand will be used, which has a capacity of some 3,700 seats. Once the season is over, a second level will be added to raise the total capacity to 7,000.

Amongst the work that has already been completed is the control tower on the start-finish straight, the widening of the track´s exit lanes, and the modifications made to the Criville and Ferrari corners. The widening of the Michelin curve has also been finalised.

Tickets for the Marlboro Grand Prix of Spain, which takes place at the circuit on May 5th, have been on sale for a few weeks.

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MotoGP, 2002

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