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Catalunya Circuit undergoes preseason check-up

Catalunya Circuit undergoes preseason check-up

Changes made on the suggestion of the FIM reviewed at Spanish track.

Modifications made to the Circuit de Catalunya near Barcelona, traditionally home to the Catalonian round of the MotoGP World Championship, were assessed last week by FIM Safety Officer Claude Danis.

Work was carried out on the track from December 2008 to January 2009, based on suggestions put forward by the FIM following last year’s Gran Premi de Catalunya. Danis inspected the changes alongside Carles Fradera and Vicenc Nubiola - Maintenance and Sporting Directors, respectively of the circuit. Danis later discussed his findings with Circuit de Catalunya Director General Ramon Praderas.

Details of the track and facility modifications will be made public in a guided press tour at the beginning of March.

The Circuit de Catalunya this season celebrates 20 years since the laying of the first foundation stone, and last week also saw the seven previous Directors - including current Dorna CEO Carmelo Ezpeleta - meet at a commemorative event.

MotoGP, 2009

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