Autodrom Most continues improvements ahead of fourth WorldSBK visit in July

Friday, 2 February 2024 09:17 GMT

The Czech venue has been continually making changes since WorldSBK first visited back in 2021

Works at the Autodrom Most are continuing ahead of the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship returning to the Czech Republic in July, with Most set to host its fourth WorldSBK event. First on the calendar in 2021, the circuit has become an instant classic due to its mix of fast and slow corners and incredible races that the circuit has produced over the years. Every year, work at the circuit has been completed and 2024 is no exception.

The track works this year have been focused on three corners, Turns 16, 17 and 20, to improve the run-off areas, while there’s also work going on at other corners. The approach to Turn 1, one of the heaviest breaking zones on the circuit, is being reworked while the pit lane entrance is being widened. In the final section of the circuit, new kerbs will be installed which will be suitable for both two-wheel and four-wheel racing.

There’s also other works continuing to enhance and improve safety systems around the circuit. After a new camera system was installed last year, changes will be made in 2024 to bring in the use of artificial intelligence, with the plan being that the AI can detect fire or ‘unusual’ vehicle moments. As well as the use of AI, two magnifying monitors will be installed which will allow for increased imaging capabilities. While the works for 2024 are ongoing, plans are in place for future improvements to be made looking into 2025. The design and construction have started on a new medical centre, which is hoped will be open next year.

Discussing the changes, the Autodrom Most’s Sports Director, Jindrich Hrnecek, said: “The race control is now undergoing further modifications, in which we want to make use of our experience from recent years. Probably the most interesting modification at the race control will be the testing of artificial intelligence in the camera system, which will help us to be more efficient in case of accidents. There will also be a further extension, which we are working on with a local company. We are trying to move our race track every year according to the latest rules and safety recommendations.”

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