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Marrakech circuit set for major renovations

The Marrakech circuit is set to undergo a series of renovations ahead of next year's WTCC Race of Morocco in May 2016
The Marrakech circuit is set to undergo a series of renovations ahead of next year's WTCC Race of Morocco in May 2016.

Event organisers have produced detailed plans on a complete revision of the existing Circuit Moulay El Hassan with a semi-permanent track to be built to FIA Grade II standards, based in Marrakech's hotel district and use part of the existing paddock area.

The new layout will keep its street setting and run anti-clockwise while the length is to be slashed from 4.6km to 3km and maintain its iconic Atlas Mountains and city wall as its visual backdrop.

“The motivation came first and foremost from wanting to upgrade the track to give the public more show” Aly Horma, event promoter, said. “While at the same time ensuring less risk to the teams and hotels all along the track. The local government supported the initiative from the very beginning.”

The French GT Tour series will also compete at the revised Marrakech circuit as part of the support series. The WTCC Race of Morocco remains the only FIA-approved event on an international race series calendar in Africa, with the series visiting on the 7-8 May 2016. Marrakech has hosted the WTCC since 2009.


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