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Malta will have the best drag racing facility in Mediterranean – MMF

The Malta Motorsport Federation (MMF) has welcomed the news that the Planning Authority has given its permission for the upgrading works at the Malta Drag Racing Association Raceway in Ħal Far.

On Thursday, an application to upgrade the existing drag racing strip in Ħal Far to bring it in line with international safety standards, making it ideal for international events, has been given the Planning Authority’s green light.

The local governing body of motorsport said that once the works are finished, Malta will be able to host FIA-level competitions and will also boast  “the best drag racing facility in the Mediterranean.”

Read also: https://timesofmalta.com/article/hal-far-race-track-upgrade-gets-pa-green-light.1085425

“Earlier today the Malta Planning Authority gave the green light to the Malta Motorsport Federation for the upgrading of the Malta Drag Racing Association Raceway in Hal Far,” the Malta Motorsport Federation said in a statement.

“This means that the control tower and the start will be moving 60m back to achieve the full length as per international standards, upgrading of the safety walls along both sides of the track to increase the safety of drivers, and the introduction of safety fencing and better seating for spectators.

“A new modern fully equipped tower, with an international standard motorsport control room including a media room and other facilities, a fully equipped area for scrutineering, club facilities, areas for drivers briefing, and proper storage for equipment and materials, and new timing equipment and displays.

“The project includes showers, sanitation facilities, and proper water and electricity supplies in the paddock.”

The MMF statement also said that the project will turn the Ħal Far facilities into a Motorsport Hub.

“The facility will have all the necessities to organise events of FIA level, will be FIA homologated and the best drag racing facility in the Mediterranean,” it said.

“Jonathan Bruno, Secretary of the Malta Motorsport Federation, said that today, the Hal Far Motorsport Hub, which will incorporate The Drag Racing Strip, the Karting track, and the circuit, started a new phase.

“Preparatory work on the Karting track and the new circuit is also progressing with good momentum.”

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