Excitement, probably the best word to describe our road course. However, in a classification ranking, the road course layout combinations would definitely be rated extra difficult and demanding both on the driver and the car. Combine 19 corners and over 91 metres of elevation changes per lap with a constant change of corner banking and it’ll surely give our members and our guest drivers enough challenges to master while also creating memories to last a lifetime.
It features a lively topography with a maximum incline of 11.5% and downhill slopes of up to 12%. Many of the elevation changes take place just before, after or while in a corner, giving the track unique characteristics with many intricate combinations. You will not find another track design like this in the world. Every corner is unique and is designed to be ahead of the curve. This Road course will take its place among the best of the modern track designs in the world because of its character and challenges. An average lap time of 90 seconds has been established for a proficient driver in a car similar to a BMW M3 or Mercedes-Benz SLS.
The club can operate up to 5 different configurations depending on the event of the day and the skills of the drivers booked that day. All parts of the course are designed and built to FIA standards including the paved track, run off areas, impact barriers, pit lane entry and exit merge lane. A state-of-the-art computerized camera system monitoring every part of the track, combined with a digital flag system to alert or stop drivers in case of a incident or accident is also part of our operations. This track is about excitement and fun; and we have designed a venue with the safety of the drivers and track cars in mind.
As a special feature of the Vancouver Island Motorsport Circuit, we are excited to offer our dealerships, manufacturers, members and club or corporate rental clients a 1+ km long off road track through a beautiful west coast forest.
It has been designed in cooperation once again with our track designer Tilke GmbH. While we have laid out and integrated the track beautifully on our property amongst the tall growth forest and the natural terrain, we have incorporated 10 off road elements like axle twist, cross fall, devils cone, rocker, wooden bridge and water crossing areas. And like a ski mountain, we will be able to present areas for the ultra capable driver and vehicles on the road course while a gentler green track offers experiences for the first time off roader and the less capable off road vehicles.
Dynamic Driving Area
To facilitate auto cross activities, we have designed a 3-acre driving dynamic area for slalom, emergency braking, traction control elements, and of course, a skid pad.
It will be securely operated to the east of the Clubhouse, visible from both the viewing area inside and guest parking. The size and lay out of this feature has also been designed by Tilke GmbH giving it a unique status as one of the only driving dynamic areas of its kind with this level of quality in North America.