WILSON SAHARA MOTORSPORTS TO DESIGN NEW RACE FACILITY IN KOREA (SALT LAKE CITY, April 14, 2009) -- Details of a new motorsports complex in South Korea were released today by Wilson Sahara Motorsports, the company responsible for its...
WILSON SAHARA MOTORSPORTS TO DESIGN NEW RACE FACILITY IN KOREA
(SALT LAKE CITY, April 14, 2009) -- Details of a new motorsports complex in South Korea were released today by Wilson Sahara Motorsports, the company responsible for its design.
Alan Wilson, Principal of Wilson Sahara Motorsports, the Salt Lake City, Utah, track design team that designed and constructed Miller Motorsports Park, has revealed early details of the new Theme Auto Park Injae race facility to be built at Injae, east of Seoul in South Korea.
"We have been working on this project for several months, and now that the concept for the facility has been agreed with the developers, Korea Racing Festival, we have begun the detail design phase that will see the complex open in 2011," said Wilson.
The site is set in an impressive mountain area in the northern area of the South Korean peninsula, and has been designed with specific attention to its impact on the environment and the natural beauty of the surrounding area.
"The 4.0-kilometer twin-layout track has significant elevation changes which will make it both challenging and very spectacular," says Wilson, whose 28 constructed race facility designs include the magnificent Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Alabama, called the "Augusta of Race Tracks" for its spectacular use of terrain and park-like presentation.
"The Injae facility features Formula One-quality garages and spectator facilities, a hotel and a condominium building as well as an international-standard kart track, but is not intended for Formula One competition," Wilson added. "It will be designed to meet FIA Grade 2 standards and has the potential to host series such as Asia GP2, A1GP, Asian Le Mans Series and the Japanese Touring Car and GT championships.
"Most importantly, this new complex will become a catalyst for the growth and development of quality motorsport in Korea, a country whose automobile industry has shown the potential that can be expected of this market."
Korea Racing Festival management are very positive about this new project, commenting,"We are extremely excited about the first international circuit in Korea. We are very satisfied with the concept drawings and we are sure that it will be a great world-class circuit. The facility will contribute greatly to the development of Korea motorsports and to the economic development of the local areas. We would hope, one day, to be able to host some of the great American and European race series."
Wilson Sahara Motorsport LLC is a company formed by Wilson Motorsport Inc., and Sahara Inc., a major construction management group based in Salt Lake City, to combine the 30 years of track management, design and development skills of Alan Wilson and former Formula One/IndyCar driver Desir0x00e9 Wilson and the well established construction and facility development expertise of Tom Mabey's Sahara Inc. Wilson and Sahara together designed and built the Miller Motorsports Park circuit near Salt Lake City, which won the "Motorsport Facility of the Year" award at the 2006 Professional Motorsport World Expo.