Track changes underway at Brands Hatch

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BRANDS Hatch officials have revealed major changes to parts of the track as they bid to bolster safety ahead of a bumper 2019 season.

And club racing’s own Bemsee will be the first to lay the hammer down when the series descends on Kent in less than nine weeks’ time.

Significant development work is being made on the approach to Graham Hill Bend, involving the extension of the run-off area on the right hand side with the ground level being raised in some areas to ensure a consistent run-off plane.

Improvements are also being made on the exit of the notoriously tricky corner, while the same work is being carried out at the bend previous, up the hill at Druids.

Further along on the Grand Prix circuit, where the blacktop joins the diminutive Indy layout, resurfacing work is also underway.

And that’s not all. At the end of the Brabham Straight, shiny new kerbs are being laid at Paddock Hill Bend.

“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.”

Bemsee riders will be first of the clubbies to experience some of the changes on 9 and 10 March, before NG Road Racing follows suit the next weekend.

*Image: Brands Hatch

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