After its inauguration in September 1999 and after 13 years in which many other great prizes of the MotoGP World Championship have been disputed in addition to races of all kinds, the Circuit of the Valencian Community Ricardo Tormo faces his first major remodeling with the resurfacing of the entire route.
In addition, the works include the remodeling of escape areas from the Aspar, Doohan, Nieto curves, the 10 turn and the Adrián Campos turn. From now on, these five curves will feature paved areas abroad.
The company in charge of carrying out the works will be the Valencian Pavasal, which was already in charge of building the route. The first phase of the works will consist of various technical studies and the construction of a concrete reinforcement on each side of the runway in the sections that do not have a plane to later begin with the milling of the runway surface, with a thickness of about 10 centimeters.
Once milled and swept, the track will be resurfaced. The monitoring of the compounds will be carried out by the company Tilke GmbH & Co., which has been in charge of working on the asphalting of other tracks such as Sepang (Malaysia), Sachsenring (Germany), Bahrain, Shanghai (China), Istanbul Park (Turkey), Valencia Street Circuit, Motorland Aragón or Yas Marina (United Arab Emirates).
With the new asphalt layer on the surface, we will proceed to the compaction of the road surface avoiding the formation of joints. In total, 58,536 square meters, which make up its 4,005-meter-long runway.
As for the new loopholes, these have been reviewed by both the FIA and the FIM. The total area renovated will be 11,738 m2, equivalent to one third of the total area gravel of the circuit.
Thus, the safety of the route will be increased, producing fewer falls and thus fewer dropouts. In addition, the maintenance cost of the facilities is reduced.