MotoGP, Mugello Circuits improves safety
Ferrari’s owned circuit, with FIA and FIM approval, is realizing a series of works to increase his already top level safety standards.
The biggest intervention relates to the last corner, T15 Bucine, with a reshaping and complete overhauling of the run off to allow an improved emergency braking performance. Also T1 San Donato, T2 Luco, T4 Materassi, T6 Casanova, T7 Savelli, T8 Arrabbiata 1, T10 Scarperia and T12 Correntaio will implement new asphalt verges and run offs to improve widening recovery. A choice made on the basis of the evolution of safety studies, specifically analyzing last years crashes.
Paolo Poli (Mugello CEO) – “Racetrack safety is continuosly evolving because the vehicle performance. Our target is to be always on the edge to minimize motorsports residual risks.”
Franco Uncini (FIM Safety Inspector) – “Works on Bucine are for us an achieved target. MotoGP promoted this modify. Similar interventions on other run offs represents the right direction to improve rider’s safety. Mugello, thanks to it’s management, has always been anticipated the time in terms of safety levels, representing a reference and an example to be followed by many other circuits.”
Jarno Zaffelli (Dromo Circuit Design) designed all the improvements – “Modifies are the results of our DroCAS™ risk analysis and safety design softwares. It takes in considerations racing cars and bikes requirements as well as everyday users needs. After the analysis of thousands of crashes worldwide, this Dekra’s certified system allows to predict racing incidents and probable dynamics, helping to dimension and design interventions to minimize crash consequences and smooth operations.”