Italy’s Misano circuit has begun their track modernisation with a full resurfacing of the 4.2km Grand Prix track. The tarmacking is only part of a host of upgrades designed to improve circuit facilities and safety.
The resurfacing uses a specially formulated tarmac to overcome the grip issues sometimes attributed to the salt air of the region, located on Italy’s Adriatic coast.
However, further work, being carried out under the stewardship of Italian design firm Studio Dromo and their chief designer Jarno Zaffelli, will also reduce noise pollution and make the circuit more environmentally friendly, as well as adding a new 3.2km layout for trackdays.
Franco Uncini, the FIM Grand Prix safety officer, has been involved heavily in the updates, commenting as they got underway 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!”