Mugello safety works underway

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The fast and technical Mugello track in Italy is currently undergoing numerous safety upgrades.

Work to improve and extend run-off in several corners of the spectacular Ferrari-owned track has commenced, with the biggest modification being implemented at the final Bucine corner.

The final turn is undergoing a complete overhaul of the run off, while work will also be carried at San Donato (T1), Luco (T2), Materassi (T4), Casanova (T6), Savelli (T7), Arrabbiata 1 (T8), Scarperia (T10), Correntaio (T12) to include new asphalt run-offs.

The changed have been implemented based on the analysis of crashes from 2014.

Mugello first hosted a MotoGP round back in 1976 and has been a permanent fixture on the calendar since 1991.

Speaking about the works to improve safety at the Tuscany circuit, FIM Safety Inspector Franco Uncini said: “Works on Bucine are for us an achieved target. MotoGP promoted this modification. Similar interventions on other run offs represent the right direction to improve rider safety. Mugello, thanks to it's management, has always been anticipated the time in terms of safety levels, representing a reference and an example to be followed by many other circuits."

The 2015 MotoGP round at Mugello will take place on May 31.

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Matthew Birt

By Matthew Birt