A small detail could ramp up the ambience at the next European grand prix in Valencia.

A small detail could ramp up the ambience at the next European grand prix in Valencia.

Last year's inaugural race on the street circuit was not the most memorable in terms of wheel-to-wheel action, and despite the harbour-side location the event even lacked the yacht-lined atmosphere of Monte Carlo.

Evidently, however, the latter fact was caused at least in part by the early closing of the circuit's swing bridge, which on one hand prevented boats from entering the harbour area after Tuesday of grand prix week, and on the other locked the boats into the area for the duration of the entire event.

But promoter Jorge Martinez Aspar, of Valmor Sports, told the Spanish news agency Europa Press that the bridge will be opened daily beginning this year so that boats can enter and exit the port.

"Our objective is that the fans are comfortable, have easy access and enjoy the spectacle," he said.

 

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