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£300,000 revamp for Monks Cross go-kart centre
9:49am Saturday 17th August 2013 in Business news
A GO-KART racing centre in York will close next month for a £300,000 revamp.
Improvements to the F1 Racing centre at Monks Cross will see it shut on September 16 and reopen on October 6 as York Motorsports Village, housing F1, F2 and F3 kart racing and better viewing, seating and lighting facilities.
Its owners said the racetrack will be upgraded and extended with a new surface, while a new bar - Bar Enzo - will also be opened and a £60,000 Grand Prix race simulator called the GPXperience installed.
“We have been here since 1997 and have developed and extended the racetrack a number of times over the years,” said general manager Phil Hannington.
“With all the major changes at Monks Cross, it was important we kept pace.
“These major improvements will appeal to a wide audience, including corporate customers, and make York Motorsports Village a unique venue offering a total package of driving experiences.”
The refurbishment will take place as Monks Cross also sees a new £90 million shopping complex being built, with the development providing funds for York’s new community stadium on the Huntington Stadium site, while Monks Cross Shopping Park’s expansion plans will be debated by councillors next week.
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