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MotoGP World Championship dicovers the ´new´circuit of Jerez

MotoGP World Championship dicovers the ´new´circuit of Jerez

MotoGP World Championship dicovers the ´new´circuit of Jerez

The circuit of Jerez which hosts this weekend´s Marlboro Grand Prix of Spain, is a much changed venue from that which welcomed last year´s race. The Andalusian site has undergone something of a facelift over the past year, and although the final phase of the reconstruction work has yet to be completed, both the infrastructure and physical appearance of the circuit are radically different.

Rebuilding work has taken place on both the track and the facilities at the location, although the most noticeable change is the huge new main building in which the boxes and main services are situated, this along with the imposing circular control tower situated on the main straight really stand out. Besides the main building, new stands have also been installed, along with remodified entrances, and the paddock area has been substancially largened.$$$

The track itself has been totally resurfaced, and reinforced by an underlayer which is constructed from a flexible polyester mesh, whilst the run-off areas have been made bigger in line with new safety regulations, and galleries have also been installed underneath the track.

The circuit of Jerez first opened in 1985 and has previously undergone modifications twice in the past, in 1992 and 1994.

MotoGP, 2002, Gran Premio Marlboro de España

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