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03/30/10
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Morocco street circuit construction on schedule
With just a month until the flag drops for the start of the second Race of Morocco, construction for the 4.54km circuit is in full swing. D3 Motorsport Development have been on the ground in Marrakech for the past few weeks, preparing the temporary street circuit that’s located in the newly developed, upmarket housing and hotel area of Agdal, just 10mins from the action packed centre ville.

The construction of this unique circuit involves placement of more than 2500 D3-designed concrete impact blocks, atop with the D3-designed debris fences to ensure the safety of both drivers and spectators during the thrilling on-track spectacle.

Further upgrades to the circuit are also being completed to accommodate the Formula 2 series that will run on here this year, these include widening of some turns, lengthening of runoff areas and re-asphalting.

D3 Motorsport Development Operations Director, Heath Dickson said, “Some upgrades were needed this year to increase the performance and challenge of the circuit. It’s often a challenge that arises from constructing a temporary street circuit, that the roads are not exactly how they would be on a purpose built track. But this is just all part of excitement, originality and uniqueness of a circuit that is built around regular city streets. Seeing road cars on the circuit one day and high performance race cars on it the next is very exciting!”

With race date set for 30th April through 2nd May the next few weeks brings an intense schedule of construction to ensure final approval of the circuit.

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