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Summer resurfacing and various improvements for Valencia track

Summer resurfacing and various improvements for Valencia track

A new asphalt surface and various improvements to the run-off areas were unveiled on Friday at the Ricardo Tormo track in Valencia.

Two months of work and over 1 million euros were invested to bring the Ricardo Tormo track - which will play host to the final round of the 2012 MotoGP™ World Championship - to new standards as new asphalt was laid and the key run-off areas were expanded.

The track upgrade was celebrated on Friday in a special event where Dorna Sports CEO Carmelo Ezpeleta and Lola Johnson - the delegate for tourism, sport and culture of the Generalitat Valencia, introduced the improvements to a group of local riders including Nico Terol, Héctor Faubel, Elena Rosell, Marta Suria, Adrián Martin and Julián Miralles Jr.

Carmelo Ezpeleta inspected the track with one of the official BMW M MotoGP Safety Cars and declared that "the Generalitat did a great effort to resurface the track and the result is fantastic - they also did some great work to improve the run-off areas as requested by the Safety Commission." The CEO of Dorna Sports also indicated that he agreed on new economic conditions with the track in order to match the deals with the other Spanish tracks featured in the World Championship.

"Those improvements will allow to make the most of the track and will also reduce its maintenance costs," declared Lola Johnson. "This work will ensure the security and the quality of racing at the Ricardo Tormo circuit."

The Ricardo Tormo circuit will host the 18th and final round of the 2012 MotoGP World Championship on November 11.

MotoGP, 2012

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