FIA Grade 3 | Indoor Motocross
Motorcenter Norway, a facility built in the mountainous Fjordland region in South West Norway near the village of Sokndal and near to the city of Stavanger, was constructed by KNA Raceway over a number of years and is an FIA Grade 3 race circuit, albeit with FIA Grade 2 run off to ensure safety for all users. The facility opened in 2021 and was designed by Apex Circuit Design between 2015 and 2016. The engineering of this exciting race circuit was made possible with the local availability from a nearby mine of 11 million tons of rock, which was placed carefully over a number of years to create the topography for the circuit, with fill depths in some areas reaching 80m; probably a record for motorsport a project of this type.
The race track design is built on a complex shaped - and topographically challenging - site of approximately 100Ha (1 million square metres), with a main circuit of 2.33km in length and 14 corners. The site will be developed over time to include multiple motorsport offerings to include a karting venue, motocross, enduro, off road and drag racing. In addition, a number of commercial developments are planned, a full FIA compliant garage structure and a replacement Race Control tower, a private owners clubhouse and lodges and a hotel.
The circuit, intentionally, was designed to feel like a classic road course with significant grade and camber change in corners, asymmetrical corner radii and corner sequences that challenge driver and machine. Feedback from the racing community, track day drivers and manufacturers is universally positive and it is planned that both car and motorcycle racing will be hosted on this latest addition to the Apex roster of venues.
Please see the video below of a recent visit of Norsk Porsche to the site. Video can be seen here.