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Work has begun on the resurfacing of the Misano International circuit, as part of the ongoing modernisation of the tracks facilities.
It is not just the surface of the track that is being replaced, in fact a number of additional changes are being carried out, including giving the circuit an optional 3.2 km layout for track days and racing, alongside the 4.2 km Grand Prix configuration.
The work is being overseen by the design company Studio Dromo, and will use special materials designed to address the problems caused by the sea air that effects the track. The aim is to improve safety at the circuit, as well as trying to reduce the noise pollution and make it more environmentally friendly.
According to designer Jarno Zaffelli the work will be completed using only the latest cutting edge materials, all sourced solely from Italy, and once completed will firmly establish Misano as one of the worlds most modern circuits.
Franco Uncini, the FIM Grand Prix safety officer who has been involved in each stage of the design process, had this to say:
“Misano World Circuit has accepted the MotoGP request for improving their safety systems. The owners of the circuit have always agreed to such requests from the FIM and FIA, which shows they are committed to ensuring the highest levels of safety at the track. These changes will also improve the experience for the fans plus help to generate more interest in the circuit, and we hope to “sell out” of tickets this year.”
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