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Organisers adapt Red Bull Ring layout for MotoGP, no consequences for F1

Organisers adapt Red Bull Ring layout for MotoGP, no consequences for F1

12-08-2021 15:40 Last update: 17:42


The Red Bull Ring is a circuit that Max Verstappen and Red Bull themselves love to visit. Together they have had several successes in Austria. In the world of MotoGP they are less happy with the lay-out of the circuit. This will be changed as well.

Where in the F1 world there is little or no talk of the danger of the Red Bull Ring, in the world of MotoGP it is different. Especially after the crash of Franco Morbidelli and Johann Zarco in 2020, where Valentino Rossi got away with a huge victory, there were concerns about the safety of the track.

Spielberg project to change the track

The layout of the track will be changed. The focus will be on the third corner, which will be changed. A chicane will be placed halfway on the straight in order to slow down the speed. This should prevent life-threatening accidents like the one last year.

"The chicane has the character of a fast double corner, the engines will slow down because of this. Directly in front of the Red Bull grandstand there will be more overtaking opportunities. In Formula 1, the battle for victory is fought without the chicane. The number of corners will not change either, the Red Bull Ring will continue to have ten corners", the organisation said in a statement.

No consequences for Formula 1

The lay-out for the Formula 1 races will remain as it is now. The works will start in November this year, so everything will be ready for the MotoGP race next year.

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