New Snetterton track layout excites drivers for British GT 2011 Championship

8 03 2011

Snetterton 300

Designers hope new lay-out will mean more exciting racing (Click to enlarge)

THE new Snetterton circuit had its first track day at the end of last month and the British GT drivers just can’t wait to give it a go.

Having undergone a £3.5 million re-development to make the track more exciting and increase overtaking opportunities, Snetterton hosted a media day and it received rave reviews with the new infield loop increasing the Snetterton 300 lay-out to 2.99 miles long.

The current crop of British GT racers are eager to give it a go and hope that with the addition of new viewing platforms and paddocks it will be a great racing spectacle.

Rookie driver Dan Denis told BritishGT: “I’ve seen pictures of the new layout it looks interesting. It should make it better than it was before. It was quite hard to overtake and now there is a lot more opportunity.”

Experienced British GT racer, Aaron Scott also told BritishGT: “I haven’t seen it yet, I’ve seen some on board footage on You Tube and it looks good.

“I’ll be there in a couple of weeks and I’m looking forward to it. It’s what the track needed and should make the races more exciting this season for teams and drivers.”

Piers Johnson, added to BritishGT: “We’ve got a test booked there in April to learn all about it for the second race and I’m looking forward to it.

“I always liked Snetterton anyway and hopefully now it’ll be a little bit more technical.”

Ex-Le Mans driver, Gregor Fisken, told BritishGT: “It’s obviously a big revision and we’re very excited.

“It’s brilliant to see what’s happening and I can’t wait to drive on the new track.

“It might just be one of those things that adds a bit of mileage onto an already a great circuit. Snetterton is favourite of mine so I’m hoping the good just got better.”

MotorsportVision, who are behind the revamp, released a simulation of what they wanted the track to look like before the work started.

Alongside the on-board camera from the last month’s track day you can see how accurate the redevelopment has been.