Spa 'Objective Moto 2022'
In October 2020, the circuit revealed its €80m project to renovate key parts of the circuit, including the creation of enlarged run off areas, some of which see the return of gravel traps, along with the addition of a number of new grandstands. Centrepiece of the plans is a brand-new grandstand alongside the Raidillon, set to add 4,600 seats with views over the most iconic portion of the circuit and the endurance racing pit lane. Additional VIP boxes at other key locations and upgrades to the Endurance Tribune grandstand and adjoining bleachers will bring the new seating capacity up by 13,000, doubling the capacity of the track. The full project will take 10 years to complete and is financed by €21m of the circuit’s own funds, a €29.5m bank loan and a €29.5m investment by Sogepa, the Walloon government’s investment company which also helps fund the Belgian Formula 1 Grand Prix. The track layout will remain unaltered, with the new enlarged run-offs featuring gravel traps to be inserted at La Source, the Raidillon, Blanchimont, Les Combes and finally Stavelot. This may finally cure some of the headaches caused by track limits controversies, albeit probably keeping trackside marshals busy recovering errant cars and bikes.