Kyalami racetrack gets a Face Lift to Improve Track Experience

Kyalami racetrack
Kyalami racetrack

The 54 year old Kyalami racetrack located in Midrand South Africa is set to be renovated by WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff Africa an engineering consultancy.

According to the MD for Porsche South Africa, Toby Venter who acquired the race track in 2014 in an auction, the Kyalami racetrack would remain a racetrack.
The WSP divisional director for development, transport and Infrastructure in Africa, Francois van Rensburg noted that the renovation of the track will focus on its attractiveness and improvement of the spectator and driver value for safety.
The existing racetrack will be refurbished with realignment of the three corners of the track this will improve on safety, easy accessibility to the venue and development of a friendlier race track experience.
Van Rensburg noted that the track upgrading will match up with the world class standards. Spacing of the bleachers and change of the pit lane exit for drivers will also be worked on. The finishing will be different from that of normal car tracks.
During the whole construction process the area will be closed and a laser scan  done to enable in accuracy in the design. This was done through the use of mobile, terrestrial and aerial scans. The scans and coloured photographs were then loaded into a survey processor for filtration and get the 3D model needed.
The new face of the racing track will enable it be a venue for International Sporting events with its official opening expected to take place in August or September.

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