MAJOR CHANGES: Porsche MD Toby Venter, owner of the Kyalami GP circuit, revealed his plans for the South Africa’s premier race track, calling it ‘the single largest upgrade in the circuit’s 54-year history’. Above shows an aerial view of the proposed changes including new corner name. Image: Porsche
RETURN OF ORIGINAL CORNER NAMES: The revised circuit will see the return of the track’s original turn names. Porsche explains: “The new Turn 13 (pictured here) will follow after an extended straight rising up onto a platform, its wide entry providing a great overtaking opportunity. This new corner (which should prove popular for race fans) will be called The Crocodiles.”
TO RE-OPEN LATER IN 2015: Venter will refurbish existing spectator areas to allow, the automaker said, “race fans the opportunity to spectate from previously prohibited as well as and new exciting areas on the circuit.” A new double-lane underpass is in development which will allow access to the centre of the circuit from the existing main entry point.
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