04/01/13 - Oulton Park circuit owner MSV has installed a new
footbridge at the famous Cheshire circuit to improve access for
spectators at its race events. Located at the summit of Deer Leap,
near the start/finish line, it recalls the original bridge that
stood at the circuit from the 1950s to 80s and work was completed
shortly before Christmas.
The original bridge features in many famous shots from the
circuit, which celebrates its 60th anniversary in 2012. The new
version is expected to become just as familiar in start and finish
photos from the venue's many races, including the MCE Insurance
British Superbike Championship, British Touring Car Championship
and Gold Cup meetings.
Circuit Manager Simon Bonser said: "The bridge has been
installed as the outside of the circuit behind Lodge Corner and Old
Hall Corner has become increasingly popular with spectators since
we improved the banking areas. We wanted to allow spectators easy
access from these great corners back to the infield where we have
most of the catering and shopping facilities.
"Camping at Oulton Park, based behind Old Hall corner, has also
attracted greater numbers, and now campers will be able to move
around the venue much more easily, rather than having to wait for
crossing points to open between races."
Tickets for many 2013 events at
Oulton Park, including the MCE Insurance British Superbike
Championship, British Touring Car Championship and Gold Cup are now
on sale, with free entry for children aged 12 and under. For more
information on these, call 0843 453 9000 or click here.