Proposed new Canadian track gets FIA approval – .

Proposed new Canadian track gets FIA approval – .

Oro Station, a new motorsport facility planned for Oro-Medonte, 90 minutes north of Toronto, has received FIA approval for the design of its proposed 2.5-mile track layout.
Approval was granted following a design review that included an assessment of the circuit layout as well as the proposed safety and medical facilities.

“The approval of the FIA ​​Grade 3 design of the Oro station is a positive step
in ASN Canada’s mission to develop motorsport in our country ”, declared François Dumontier, President of Sports Development Group (ASN Canada). “The addition of a new sanctioned racing circuit will provide the motorsport industry with growth opportunities in Ontario. “

Obtaining FIA approval means a green light for civil engineers and contractors to begin work on the track, which is slated to open in 2023. The FIA ​​has appointed an inspector who will work with operators of the track. track to perform on-site inspections before issuing a competition license once the circuit is complete.

Oro Station is developing its operating procedures to align with the FIA’s sustainability program, with the goal of the site becoming the first circuit in North America to achieve FIA ​​environmental accreditation.

“As the future of the automobile evolves, companies face the challenge of bringing new technologies to market,” said Geoffrey Campbell, Founder and Managing Partner of Oro Station.

“We are grateful for the opportunity to create the
infrastructure to achieve the sustainability goals that we as an industry strive to achieve. Oro Station will provide a home for the creation, testing and refinement of new automotive technology through motorsport research and development. “

In addition to the race track, the Oro station will house 500,000 square feet of industrial space dedicated to automotive research, engineering, education and development.

Although there are currently 37 FIA Level 3 tracks in service around the world, relatively few are located in North America. Trois-Rivières is the only example in Canada, while the United States has the Brooklyn urban course used by Formula E, as well as the road course layout at Homestead.


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