News 4 Jun 2016

Catalunya circuit layout revised after Salom incident

MotoGP will adopt Formula 1 configuration from Saturday.

Source: Supplied.

Source: Supplied.

Organisers have confirmed this weekend’s Grand Prix of Spain will go on following the death of Luis Salom yesterday, using a revised circuit layout.

MotoGP will now use the Formula 1 configuration of Catalunya, tighter from turn 10 through the final sector in which Salom was killed.

In a safety commission meeting attended by Marc Marquez, Andrea Iannone, Pol Espargaro, Jack Miller, Bradley Smith, Alvaro Bautista, Aleix Espargaro, Andrea Dovizioso, Tito Rabat and Cal Crutchlow, it was agreed to change the configuration.

This layout was tested two years ago in an official MotoGP test, however back then this configuration wasn’t elected for use in grand prix racing. As riders will have to deal with a new track configuration, practice time will be extended with a new schedule for Saturday’s proceedings.