M.I.T. - Taupo Racetrack - A1 GP Upgrade
Sub contracting to Works Infrastructure, we were part of this exciting local contract which transformed horse paddocks into a 2 km extension to the existing racing circuit in just 7 months, to be complete on time for the first A1GP to be hosted in New Zealand.
Primarily, this involved approx 95,000 m³ cut to fill, 55,000 m³ borrow to fill and the stripping and re-spreading of topsoil. Our machines worked with the contractor to ensure accuracy of sub grade with often challenging designs with some corners off camber.
The suitability of Scoria was investigated as a product for high speed run off areas and was found to be superior to anything else in the region. It provided progressive slowing of vehicles and in most circumstances drivers are able to drive out of these areas. Largely this eliminates the need for a safety car, we delivered some 5.300 tons of Sap 7 to site from our Quarry (Taupo Scoria Ltd).
It was a major step forward to have a circuit of this standard developed in NZ and we are proud to have been a part of this project.