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Cadwell Park Mountain to be flattened

Saturday, April 01 2017

Cadwell Park's iconic Mountain section is to be re-profiled in the coming months as a flat, slow-speed chicane ahead of this August's 'Party in the Park' round of the MCE British Superbike Championship.

This moves comes in response to criticisms that the Lincolnshire circuit is 'too interesting' with an excessive number of twists, turns, and elevation changes. The new corner, which has already been dubbed the 'Pancake', will solve this issue, linking Mansfield and Hall Bends with a slow speed chicane on even terrain, greatly reducing the section's difficulty.

This change also addresses the concerns of the crowd who have voiced their displeasure in recent seasons at seeing bikes leaping high over the Mountain. "I want to see bikes firmly planted to the ground," voiced one dissatisfied customer during a fan survey last year.

Indeed, it is felt that these alterations will force riders to re-think how they tackle the Lincolnshire Wolds this August, adding a new element of intrigue. Returning favourite Josh Brookes has long been renowned for his extravagant leaps over the Mountain and he will be forced to take his technique back to the drawing board.

Grandstand prices for seats overlooking the 'Pancake' have been increased with prices to be finalised in light of the improved spectacle that you will be able to enjoy at this section of the circuit.

Initial responses to these circuit changes have largely been positive, with plans already afoot to straighten Hall Bends and 'de-undulate' other portions of the lap.

A Cadwell Park spokesman said: "We've been growing tired of seeing MCE BSB riders fly through the air for quite some time now, and feel it's high time they engage in some actual motor racing rather than impersonating Superman!"

Main image: Artist's impression