News Mark Walker June 24, 2024 (Comments off) (760)

First Look: Phillip Island Upgrades

Track and safety upgrades have continued at the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, with racers on the weekend sampling the fresh look for the first time.

Outside of the renewed track surface, ripple strips and verges, competitors at the closed PIARC Pathways event also enjoyed significant safety barrier upgrades.

Gone are the much-maligned earth-filled tyre barriers on driver’s right exiting Siberia, on the outside of the Hayshed, where Craig Lowndes crashed in practice in 2017, and on driver’s right exiting MG Corner, a wall that had previously been the subject of multiple timely rebuilds.

Additionally, work has been carried out on the wall on the exit of the final corner that was spectacularly ripped apart in the GT World Challenge Australia race earlier this year.

Also, formwork has been put in place for what appears to be new permanent catch fencing on the outside of Honda Corner and Siberia.

That catch fencing would complement the recently installed fence that covers from turn 11 through to the main straight.

Spectators will have their first opportunity to check out the changes at this weekend’s Victorian State Circuit Racing Championships.

You might also like!