Safety first for Cadwell owners

CADWELL Park’s owners MotorSport Vision say they have completed a major improvement project to provide increased safety for competitors and participants in trackdays.

Staff at the circuit near Louth and contractors Buckingham Group have realigned the barrier along a 240-metre stretch at Chris Curve, increasing the run-off area by more than 20 metres and effectively doubling the distance between the track and new safety barrier.

As well as increasing the size of the run-off area, a major groundworks project was required to raise its level to match that of the circuit, which involved movement of more than 4,000 tonnes of material.

The earth removal from the inside of the track also has the added safety benefit of improving visibility for competitors exiting the park to Chris Curve sections of the circuit.

Jonathan Palmer, chief executive of MotorSport Vision, said: “Everyone in our sport acknowledges there are inherent risks involved but MSV are strongly committed to improving safety wherever possible at our circuits.

“Developments such as these at Chris Curve are vitally important in minimising risk and reducing accident damage, and will be appreciated by the thousands of visitors every year who race on the circuit or enjoy taking their own vehicle on trackdays.”

The first major event of the 2012 season at Cadwell Park is the HSCC Wolds Trophy meeting on April 21-22.