The Midland Automobile Club has implemented a programme of developments and repairs to its famous Shelsley Walsh venue. A considerable length of the hill has been resurfaced and much work has been done to improve drainage and cope with the after effects of the record winter rains. The incessant rain caused the track to drop by several inches as the hill climbs up the side of the Teme Valley, and this has been remedied by the addition of 47 tonnes of hardcore to the footings.
The MAC has also resurfaced the track from the exit of the Crossing, through the Esses and then out of the trees up the finishing straight. At the top, the track had to be dug up to release water that had drained from the field to the right.
The opening event has been postponed, but it’s hoped the rest of the club’s centenary year meets will go ahead as planned.