News 12 Aug 2016

Red Bull Ring revised following recent MotoGP test

Minor changes have been made to turn 10 exit.

Source: Supplied.

Source: Supplied.

As MotoGP racing returns to Austria for the first time since 1997, further adjustments have been made to the Red Bull Ring layout following a private test held earlier this summer.

FIM safety officer Franco Uncini discussed the layout with some riders of the safety commission in order to hear their thoughts on the track and it was agreed to reduce the width of turn 10 of the circuit from 13 to 10 metres. It lowers the speed when exiting the corner and improve the safety.

Due to this change and as riders and teams will be gaining experience and refining their bike set-up over the course of the event, lap times recorded during the previous private test won’t be deemed relevant.