“The achievements of an organization are the results of the combined effort of each individual. “
–Vince Lombardi –
From the initial concept of opening a track facility until the grand opening, this undertaking has incorporated the efforts of many key partners. Combine that with over 300 motorsport enthusiasts within the GAIN Dealer Group, the creative power of hundreds of passionate designers at Tilke GmbH and the reputation and network of one of the best Contractors such as SupErb Construction, and you’ve established the ultimate dream team.
It is our sincere pleasure, to shine a spotlight on those who have made it possible to realize the Vancouver Island Motorsport Circuit.
Best known for being the exclusive Formula 1 and Moto GP circuit designers in the world, Tilke Engineering has been keen on shifting focus towards their work outside of F1.
It all began in the early 1970’s, when Hermann Tilke started his racing career. This passion for motorsport remained with him during his study of civil engineering and when he set up his own engineering office. Tilke has worked in the motorsport business for over 30 years and under his leadership, the architect and engineering firm in Aachen, Germany, became the world’s leading company designing a multitude of tracks. There are many projects to showcase this success around the world, both small and large. Over the years they have designed various testing facilities, motorsport private clubs and what they’re best known for, F1 and Moto GP publicized race circuits and architectural projects.
Tilke GmbH has also created kart tracks as well as road safety training centers, and other special-purpose sites, such as police training centers. From all these projects new ideas evolve. The variety of smaller projects offers greater possibilities for this established team to experiment and realize more radical ideas. Their passion to create the best tracks in the world is evident in the detailed design work they create, allowing even the most skilled driver a challenging course to master.
Though designing exciting and challenging tracks is always their first objective, Tilke also ensures all aspects of safety are incorporated. The topographical aspects and the shape of a site are key factors in choosing a track layout. Every track must possess its own individual character to include elements unfound in any other.
The GAIN Dealer Group
The GAIN Dealer Group is known on Vancouver Island, in British Columbia and within the brands they represent, as the premier dealer group with the utmost attention to client experience. Their corporate standard requires each one of their dealerships to rank within the top 25% in customer satisfaction in the country. Thus, when it comes to the standards required at the Vancouver Island Motorsport Circuit, there simply is no comparison to any other facility in North America.
At the GAIN Dealer Group, our standard for operational excellence applies to each and everything we do. An important advantage to the Vancouver Island Motorsport Circuit is the strength of the GAIN Dealer Group. With over 350 employees, 70+ technicians and automotive specialists in all aspects of the industry from classic car restorations to the most advanced technology our brands have to offer, our partnerships and resources are just some of the many advantages that will ensure the stability and success of the Circuit.
Villa Eyrie Resort
The Villa Eyrie Resort is a remote hideaway tucked high above the clouds on the wild Coast of the Pacific Ocean and the Finlayson Arm inlet. Located south facing of the Malahat Mountain chain with sweeping views over the City of Victoria, the Olympic Mountains and Mount Baker, the resort as our partner hotel of choice, offers adrenaline-fuelled members an opportunity to stay and experience a peaceful and relaxing retreat located only 20 minutes from the Vancouver Island Motorsport Circuit.
SupErb Construction is a full-service firm providing all facets of construction services to the commercial and industrial markets. The company is led by Chris Erb who has an excellent reputation as an industry leader. Chris attributes the company’s success to working with strong project teams of experienced professionals.
“As a mid-sized company we possess the flexibility to accommodate changing customer needs quickly – before, during and after the project. Every project has our total dedication from start to completion.” ~ Chris Erb