Special Feature : Palmer promises Snetterton excitement
Thu 27th January 2011 MSV boss Jonathan Palmer has promised fans attending the annual BTCC event at Snetterton that they are in for some spectacular racing when the series makes its annual visit to Norfolk later this year.
By Matt Salisbury
The venue is currently undergoing radical development work to create an extended circuit running to just under three miles, which will make it the second longest circuit in the UK.
The changes include revisions to the final corner at Russells and the creation of a new infield loop after the second corner at Sear, with the aim being to improve the spectacle for fans watching on from new elevated spectator banking being put in place.
Work is due to be completed in February despite the poor weather over the winter and Palmer is in no doubt that the Snetterton 300 will be popular with drivers, riders and fans alike.
"Snetterton is being completely revamped to form a spectacular new circuit, the Snetterton 300, which will be the second longest in the country," he said. "That is being done through the changes to Russell and Sear and through the addition of a wonderful new one mile infield section. Construction started in late November and is scheduled to end as soon as the end of February. Despite the poor weather, everything is still running on time.
"It looks spectacular already and there is asphalt down over two-thirds of the new circuit already, landscaping is well underway and I think people will be astonished when they come back to Snetterton and see the changes that have taken place. I think it could become the favourite circuit in the UK for bike riders, car racers and for fans because we have made sure that the circuit has some fantastic corners and plenty of overtaking opportunities.
"From the infield viewing banks, fans will be able to see all of the action and some spectacular racing."