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Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya working to finish resurfacing

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Operators of the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya are rushing to get the track back up and running after a full re-surfacing.

We reported this week that Pirelli is concerned that the new track surface could be problematic for F1’s forthcoming winter test season at the Spanish venue.

Now, Spain’s Diario AS reports that the Barcelona track has vowed to finish the work by Friday, with cars to exit the pitlane in anger by the weekend.

“The sooner you start to put rubber down, the more grip there will be for the start of F1 pre-season testing on February 26,” the report said.

Diario Sport said the “final touches are being made” now, ahead of a two-day GT race weekend.

“Everything that affects the track has to be finished because we have to be operational,” confirmed Carlos Fradera, who is responsible for circuit maintenance.

The report said it is Barcelona’s third full resurfacing since 1991.

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