Circuit type: FIA Grade 3 Street Circuit
Length: 3.8 km
In 2014, Racing Spirit commissioned Apex Circuit Design to take the Bangsaen Street Circuit, venue for the five day Bangsaen Speed Festival since 2007, from a locally sanctioned track to a fully FIA homologated, Grade 3 circuit. Working in partnership with Gardini, an intensive safety upgrade was carried out over the following two years.
Whilst the circuit was widely applauded for its exciting elevation change and seaside location, until 2015 the circuit and its infrastructure design was well below the standard required for international completion. A complete redesign of the circuit alignment was undertaken, as well as a review of all infrastructure used to establish the track.
The FIA Circuits Commission granted design approval early in 2017 and the Bangsaen Grand Prix will host international competition, including Porsche Carrera Cup Asia and TCR Asia, for the first time in June 2017.