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Improvements made to Mugello

Improvements made to Mugello

A press conference held by the Mugello circuit direction on Thursday detailed some changes made to the Italian track.

Development of the Mugello circuit is proof that you can improve on a classic, and the organisation of the Italian track are continually looking to make the Grand Prix experience more comfortable for fans and safe for riders.

In a press conference held yesterday, the Mugello circuit management of Manager Fausto Cappi, Sports Diector Paolo Poli and Ferrari Head of Operations Mario Almondo presented some adjustments made to create a `new Mugello´.

In 2007, a new media centre, a wider run-off area at Arrabbiata and renewing of all the kerbs were the big changes to the track. This year the race control tower, improved safety of the pit lane entry as requested by the riders and improved public viewing areas were top of the agenda.

The fourth floor of the VIP and Hospitality suites have been completed, with a new tower fitted with stairs and lifts, extending the lower levels with the construction of new terraces and entrances. There is also a new initiative which changes the viewpoints of the circuit through the creation of a new natural grandstand, which will allow the public to overlook all the high part of the track from the Scarperia esses to Correntaio.

This major modification has created a natural viewing area which is a mirror image of the one at Casanova Savelli which will soon offer a great view of almost the entire track from one viewing area.

These changes mean not just a better MotoGP experience for those attending the Italian round of the World Championship. There are also opportunities further public events, in the stadium-like form of the Tuscan hills. The 'new Mugello' will host the 'Mugellodancefestival', a dance and electronic music festival, in August, from 28th to 31th.


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