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New Druids spectator bank opens for Gold Cup event

Friday, August 26, 2016

An improved spectator bank overlooking Oulton Park's famous Druids corner will be opened for this Bank Holiday weekend's Gold Cup event (27-29 August), following extensive works by circuit owners MSV.

Druids is renowned as one of the Cheshire circuit's most challenging corners; the high speed double-apex section follows the flat-out run up Clay Hill, and is popular with spectators keen to get a closer look at drivers and riders on the limit of adhesion.

The new spectator bank will be open from this weekend's Gold Cup event, and is sure to attract many more visitors at September's MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship triple-header.

Oulton Park Circuit Manager, Simon Bonser said: "As part of our ongoing improvement plan to the Druids Corner area of Oulton Park phase one has been to open up and improve the spectating at this high speed double-apex corner. This has consisted of building a new wide bank that affords a view of cars and bikes all the way from the brow of Clay Hill to the exit of Druids Corner.

"Phase two of these works will include moving the Armco on the inside of Druids Corner back towards the new bank to allow for a much increased run off for vehicles running through Water Tower and also further improving the spectator view of vehicles on track. These works should be completed prior to the start of the 2017 season.

"We expect the new spectator bank will prove very popular and I'd like to thank customers for their patience whilst these works have been going on."

Tickets for the Oulton Park Gold Cup are available on the gate for £5 on Saturday, and £24 each for Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday, with free admission for under-13s. For more information call 0843 453 9000 or visit www.oultonparkgoldcup.co.uk

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