Oulton Park has undergone a series of circuit improvements ahead of the 2015 season, including corner modifications and an additional spectator viewing bank.
To coincide with the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship’s return to the 2.26 mile Island Circuit this year, Island Bend has been revised to create a constant corner that should provide competitors with a wealth of overtaking opportunities.
Oulton Park’s spectator experience has also been enhanced over the winter. A new spectator bank has been installed at Clay Hill to give fans a vantage point from which they can observe competitors negotiating the high-speed crest, before dipping into Druids.
Safety-wise, a new run-off area between Island Bend and Knickerbrook has been added, while resurfacing operations have taken place at key sites around the circuit, including Old Hall and Cascades.
A new rainwater drainage system has also been installed.
“These improvements are good news for all visitors and competitors at Oulton Park,” said Jonathan Palmer, Chief Executive of Oulton Park’s owner Motorsport Vision.
“With the BTCC returning to the Island circuit for 2015, we’ve put a lot of effort into updating the track and kerbs on that section, to encourage overtaking moves there. We’ve also resurfaced several other key parts of the track, to ensure that the track is in great shape.”
“These track alterations, along with new spectator banks offering exciting views of Clay Hill and Druids, leave me in no doubt that this will be the best season yet to enjoy motorsport at Oulton Park.”
Oulton Park will host its first major event of the 2015 season on April 4-6, when the British GT Championship takes centre stage. The Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship will make its annual visit to the Cheshire circuit on June 6-7.