Racetracks

Made for professionals

Motorsport fans from all over the world celebrate when their drivers win Formula 1, Touring Car Championship, sports car series and MotoGP races. But in order for these races to be able to take place at all, you first need a professionally designed track. Racetrack construction is extremely challenging. The same applies to the rehabilitation of these high-speed circuits. The surface is usually made of asphalt.

Regardless of whether for racetrack construction or racetrack rehabilitation – reliable machine technology is required. A number of companies around the world are specialists in this field – and they often use machines and systems from the Wirtgen Group for the construction or rehabilitation of racetracks and test tracks. The asphalt for these tracks is produced, for example, in Benninghoven mixing plants. Mobile feeders and asphalt pavers from V?gele guarantee maximum quality when paving the asphalt on many circuits. Hamm rollers are responsible for ensuring optimum compaction in the racetrack construction process. And Wirtgen cold milling machines, cold recyclers and soil stabilisers regularly rehabilitate racetracks that must withstand extreme loads.

New racetrack construction

Racetracks’ longitudinal slope is regulated in relation to the speed. For example, the starting straight is not permitted to have a slope of more than 2%. To facilitate drainage, the cross slope should be between 1.5% and 3%. The curves are not allowed to be banked at an incline of more than 10%. Above all else, racetracks are designed so that drivers are met with challenging circuits where they can fully exploit their own and their cars’ potential.

New racetrack construction
Racetrack rehabilitation

If the road surface is no longer even – one of the most important characteristics of a good racetrack – it has to be repaired. The rehabilitation of these sophisticated circuits often needs to be completed in record time to ensure that the racetracks are ready for the start of the new season.

Racetrack rehabilitation
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