BSB: Safety improvements underway at Brands Hatch

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Brands Hatch bosses have revealed the circuit is undergoing a series of improvements through the winter.

A major development is being undertaken on the approach to Graham Hill bend, which sees the run off area on the right-hand side as you approach the corner – a scene of a number of crashes in the Bennetts British Superbike championship in recent years.

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The ground level is being raised in certain areas to ensure that the new run-off lies on a consistent plane.

In addition to the major developments on the approach to the corner, the run-off surface at the exit of Graham Hill bend is being improved and the same work is being carried out at Druids.

Other notable improvements include resurfacing work on the section of the track where the Grand Prix circuit rejoins the Indy circuit at Clearways, while new kerbs are being laid at Paddock Hill.

 "We're undertaking a number of improvements to the circuit over the off-season, including a major reworking of the run-off zone on the approach to Graham Hill Bend,” said circuit manager Mike Groves.

“This major project, along with a handful of other on-track tweaks, will put us great shape ahead of what I'm sure will be another terrific season of motor racing."

Brands Hatch hosts the Bennetts BSB championship on two occasions in 2018, between 14-16 June and 18-20 October, both on the Grand Prix layout. 

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Oli Rushby

By Oli Rushby

Former sports reporter covering British Superbikes, World Superbikes and road racing