Exhilarating experience await fans at Spa


Construction update Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps Image: Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps (LinkedIn)

After an exceptional year in terms of attendance at races and sporting events, the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps (car racing track in Belgium) is according top priority to offer racing buffs the most exhilarating experience at the Spa. Keeping this in mind, a new phase of work has begun in order to offer the best of infrastructure to spectators. The fresh phase of work is a continuation of the construction work carried out in 2021.

‘Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps’ stated that the track season had not ended when work began on October 10th for the construction of the new grandstand and bleachers in front of the endurance pits, along the section of track that connects La Source to L’Eau Rouge.

The 70,000-capacity Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, frequently referred to as Spa, is a 7.004 km motor-racing circuit located in Stavelot, Belgium. It is the current venue of the Formula One Belgian Grand Prix, hosting its first Grand Prix in 1925, and has held a Grand Prix every year since 1985.

‘Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps’ further stated that the grandstand will include 4,104 seats and 40 folding seats for the person with reduced mobility (PRM) area with a panoramic view of the Source, the Endurance area and the Raidillon. The bleachers will offer 3,139 seats with landscape integration keeping in mind the natural slope of the terrain. Finally, a large modular box in two distinct spaces will come up in the stands. The stands and bleachers could previously accommodate 3,700 people, but now it will be able to hold double the number of spectators.

The work is expected to be completed by mid-April 2023, bringing the total seating capacity in the stands and stands around the track to 16,000 seats (excluding boxes and Rallycross Stadium).

Enthused Amaury Bertholome, Managing Director, Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, “I am delighted that soon we will be able to offer futuristic facilities to spectators in the Endurance zone.”

Work is currently in progress and the replacement of the Rohon pipeline in the upper part of the paddocks is a major work which will be carried out.

The Rohon is a third category watercourse which has its source near the Ster zoning. It flows up to the level of the Source bend from which it is channeled before being discharged into the Eau Rouge watercourse in the lower part of the paddocks.

Due to very heavy rainfall in recent years extensive damage was caused to the track and the paddocks which has necessitated the construction work to fortify the Spa infrastructure.

As the channeled part of the Rohon is not uniform in terms of cross-section, slope and direction of flow, the construction work being carried out will help to streamline the flow of rainwater during heavy showers.

The people running the show at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps is therefore continuing to invest in renovating its infrastructure and provide an enriching experience to spectators while hosting racing showpieces.

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