ALTERATIONS PLANNED FOR PEMBREY CIRCUIT Two new sequences of corners will provide extra challenges for Welsh track
Work is underway to add two new sequences of corners to the Pembrey Circuit in Wales.
The changes will be the first major alterations to the Welsh track’s layout since its opening race meeting in 1989.
The first new sequence will follow the opening Hatchets, Spitfires and Dibeni corners. Drivers will now be able to continue straight on before heading into a new tight left-hand corner and then a right-hand bend will take them back onto the existing track.
While Tarmac has been laid for this new section, plans are also being made to create additional corners on the back straight ahead of the Woodlands corner. There will also be a new rallycross layout.
The track is a popular testing venue and the changes have been made to provide additional challenges to drivers and also to encourage more championships to race there.
“These plans have been discussed for quite a while now, so it is great to finally be able to start moving forward with them,” said circuit manager Phil Davies. “The reason we looked into this was regarding the younger drivers. When they come and test with big teams there are always going to be differing stages of driver experience as talent develops, so these changes are aimed at making it a little bit easier to develop core skills.”
Factory BMW GT racer Alexander Sims regularly tests at the venue. He said: “The changes will add a lot new to the lap. Extra heavy braking zones are vital for young driver training. They also aid overtaking chances.”