BTCC Champions Praise Snetterton Overhaul

British Touring Car Stars Jason Plato and Matt Neal have become the latest drivers to praise the on going redevelopment of the Snetterton circuit.

Motorsport Vision – the owners of the Norfolk track – have undertaken a complete overhaul of the track, construction a longer 2.99 mile layout, referred to as the '300' layout. The work is due for completion at the end of this month, the tarmac surface currently being laid.

Plato, who clinched his second BTCC title in 2010 said; “What I believe (circuit owner) Jonathan Palmer and his team have tried to create is a circuit that will give competitors a real challenge with a collection of tricky high speed corners all leading up to great overtaking points, but more importantly, the new Snetterton will give the public a circuit layout which will deliver numerous overtaking opportunities and superb views of the action.”

“It is great that the old character of the track has been retained and the addition of some new and exciting corners will without doubt make this some race track. I can't wait to get on it and attempt to tame it.”

Neal, also a two-time champions who ended the 2010 season as runner is similarly eager to run on the new track.

“It’s going to be very fast and flowing with lots of areas where drivers will be trying to out-brake each other. I’m looking forward to the first day of testing here which should be really exciting! There will also be better views for spectators and more places to watch from which will be great for the Touring Car crowds.”

The BTCC is one of the highlights of Snetterton's 2011, the series running on the new track on August 6-7.