A motor racing circuit in Italy has benefited from a new asphalt surface, with the paving work carried out by machines from Sumitomo.
The circuit is located on the island of Sicily and is a 4.95km track around Lake Pergusa, featuring three chicanes. Wear and tear was beginning to show on the track surface so the management of the facility opted to have it repaved.
The Italian contractor Arletti Pavimentazioni from Modena was awarded the package of works for the track, which involved milling off the old wearing course, improving the foundation layers and repaving the circuit. The contract also included a number of ancillary works at the site.
Because of the requirements set by the track owner, the contractor had to meet high specification. No joints were allowed on the chicanes and were only permitted on the straight sections of the circuit.
To deliver the required variable screed widths, the contractor opted to use