New motorsport season roars into life with successful media day 01 Mar 17

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Pembrey Circuit has kicked off a new season of motorsport with several media outlets and high profile drivers sampling the brand new track layout at the Welsh venue.

In January it was announced that brand new track developments would take place to introduce a new section of corners, further adding to the challenges that teams and drivers continue to enjoy.

Since confirming the news, development of the circuit has been significant with non-stop work taking place to transform a once desolate area into a stunning left-to-right sequence of corners.

With the likes of the BBC present at the circuit as well as highly-acclaimed single-seater squad Double R Racing, there was a buzz around the iconic circuit as the new track proved to be a huge success.

Phil Davies, Pembrey Circuit Manager, said: “Today has been the perfect way to kick off the new season. We’ve shown the local and national press the new configuration that has been put in place over the winter; they've all been full of praise for it.

“The feedback from all of the teams that have sampled the track so far has been hugely positive and that makes all of the hard work even more worth it.

“It is shaping up to be a magnificent year at the circuit with the likes of Truck Racing, British Rallycross and bikes all visiting - we look forward to welcoming as many fans and motorsport enthusiasts through the gate as possible.”

Joining Double R Racing on circuit today was former F1 racer turned pundit Karun Chandock, GP2 ace Jordan King and GT expert Alexander Sims; all of which were put through the paces as they tackled the new sequence of corners in a single-seater.

He added: “Having the likes of Karun, Alexander and Jordan at the circuit today is a glowing endorsement for Pembrey.

“Down the years we have become synonymous for being a proving ground for young drivers and all three have at one stage in their careers been with us to test; it is testament to them and what they have gone on to achieve.

“They all seemed to enjoy the new corner and their feedback from a technical perspective was valued as well.”

The first meeting of the 2017 season will see the Classic Motorcycle Racing Championship descend on South Wales on April 15/16.

Tickets for the event can be purchased here.