Pembrey rallycross circuit set for significant redesign


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According to Motorsport Newsthe Pembrey Circuit in south Wales, traditional host of MSA British Rallycross Championship rounds, is set to undergo major renovation at the end of this season.

For 2017, the rallycross layout has gained a revised gravel section, and last June’s BRX round ran the circuit in the opposite direction to the traditional one.

Circuit manager Phil Davies plans to move the whole rallycross venue to the Eastern end of the racetrack, to the benefit of the spectators, who would enjoy better viewing than they currently do. The current RX layout, for instance, uses the same start line as the circuit racing track.

“My plan is to have a better start and finish area, so spectators can get closer to the action. We’ve got high banks in the Eastern bowl, so it would make it quite interesting,” Davies told Motorsport News.

“We’d have to put in temporary race control and timing buildings, but that’s all possible.” 

Motorsport News‘ editors also reckon that the new starting line could be relocated to the paddock crossing area, which could allow for races to be formed in a pre-grid area directly onto the circuit, meaning events can be run more efficiently.

The circuit could now rejoin the gravel section at the Woodlands corner, using the existing tarmac, while the joker lap might be relocated to the infield.

“The Tarmac might be a bit quick, so we may need to slow that down a bit. I think it would work well in the reverse direction too,” added Davies.

“I’d like to see if we can get it done for next year. We need to discuss it with the licensing body, the MSA and hopefully crack on.”