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Renovations begin at Laguna Seca

Renovations begin at Laguna Seca

Renovations begin at Laguna Seca

Track modifications at Laguna Seca began on Thursday in anticipation of the return of the MotoGP World Championship to the Californian circuit in 2005.

Two large cranes were put in place earlier this week and yesterday the Turn 9 bridge was moved approximately 150 yards up the track, allowing for the expansion of the Turn 9 run-off area.

The moving of the Turn 9 bridge, which has been shifted closer to the exit of the right-hand section of the world famous left-right (Turn 8 & Turn 8A) turn, known as the Corkscrew, is the first of several safety improvements being made for the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix, which will take place on July 10th.

The bridge relocation is part of a major improvement program that includes increasing and improving run-off areas, replacing curbing and widening a portion of the front straight, although none of the improvements will alter the configuration of the 2.238-mile, 11-turn road course.

MotoGP, 2005

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