Motorsport Sector

Motorsport Sector

Our experience spans from winning national championships, operating leading race & country club venues, international race track design and supervising race track construction.


We have experience of working in over 40 countries and are well placed to assist clients in all areas of race circuit and kart track developments from initial site searches, feasibility, fund raising, planning, race track design, technical specifications, FIA, FIM and CIK governing body approval and operation.

Site Evaluations


Finding and acquiring a site for a race circuit is usually a make or break decision at the start of a project.

  • Site option appraisals
  • Physical site inspections
  • Advice on land size requirements for motorsport venues
  • Optimizing commercial structures for land acquisition
  • Developing a coherent design brief and appointing a team to develop your motorsport venue

Feasibility and Business Planning


Our team have international experience in developing feasibility studies, business plans and investment portfolios from leisure karting tracks through to international motorsport venues.

 

  • Benchmarking of facilities and advice on size, scale and type of track to design and build
  • Profit and Loss forecasts including race track build costs, sales revenue and operational costs
  • Investment portfolios and business plans
  • Support during project presentations to investors, government authorities and stakeholders

Master Planning


To accommodate the demands of major motorsport event promoters, sponsors, operators, race teams, VIPs, day-to-day visitors and the public, it is important to consider the whole site and the customer experience as soon as a visitor arrives at the venue gate. Driven has experience in developing intelligent and innovative master planning solutions, providing a sound basis for the land utilisation, infrastructure engineering and architectural landscape for a range of different motorsports facilities:

  • Land zoning
  • Pedestrian / vehicle access, and parking
  • Landscaping strategy
  • Architectural styling
  • Security and major race event overlay plans
  • Operations (back of house) access and zoning
  • Complementary land use planning (leisure, sports, retail, business)

Race Track Design


Designing the appropriate track to suit your land and business plan is crucial. Over or under engineering a track could impact on costs, safety and ultimately result in a poor experience for customers. Driven provide race track design solutions to national and international circuit standards, varying from leisure karting tracks through to FIA international race circuit design.

  • Initial land zoning and site massing
  • Race track and site Master Planning
  • Concept race track design layouts
  • Race Track 3D renders
  • Virtual reality race circuit animations
  • Driver-in-Loop Simulation feedback and Data Analysis
  • Detailed track design and civil engineering
  • Track-side equipment specifications for Fences, Kerbs, Barriers, Lighting
  • FIA, FIM, CIK, SCCA approval design packages
  • Technical specifications for track safety and operational equipment.

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Race Track Design


Designing the appropriate track to suit your land and business plan is crucial. Over or under engineering a track could impact on costs, safety and ultimately result in a poor experience for customers. Driven provide race track design solutions to national and international circuit standards, varying from leisure karting tracks through to FIA international race circuit design.

  • Initial land zoning and site massing
  • Race track and site Master Planning
  • Concept race track design layouts
  • Race Track 3D renders
  • Virtual reality race circuit animations
  • Driver-in-Loop Simulation feedback and Data Analysis
  • Detailed track design and civil engineering
  • Track-side equipment specifications for Fences, Kerbs, Barriers, Lighting
  • FIA, FIM, CIK, SCCA approval design packages
  • Technical specifications for track safety and operational equipment.

Race Circuit Simulation Data Analysis


Using a variety of race data logging programmes, Driven can simulate new track designs or existing tracks using real data and vehicle set-ups from performance road cars, SUV’s and single seater categories from F3 to F1. Our team provide outputs that can be used by clients to make informed decisions about their facilities from a usability and safety perspective. Our full vehicle model simulator can analyse the following data, like a real race car, at any point around a circuit:

  • Track maps with minimum and maximum speeds at each corner
  • Vehicle speed lap trace
  • Throttle % & steering angles
  • G-forces (Longitudinal / Lateral)
  • Lap and sector times

FIA/FIM Approvals


Driven can convert design drawings into the required format for the following international governing body reviews and design approvals.  Using a professional race track designer helps to reduce risk of changes and modifications to your track during or after construction. Driven International can provide design packages to meet the requirements of Formula 1, MotoGP, World Superbike, Saloon cars, karting, rallycross and experiential driving events.

  • FIA Grade 1 – 4 (Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile)
  • FIA Grade 6R (World Rallycross)
  • FIM Grade A, B, C (Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme)
  • CIK (Commission Internationale de Karting)
  • SCCA (Sports Car Club of America)
  • IOPD International Organisation of Professional Drivers

Operational Planning & Training


Our team have operated some of the most exclusive tracks in the World. Driven can prepare operational plans for new and existing race track venues.

  • Standard Operating Procedures for kart circuit and motor racing venues
  • Major event planning and organization
  • Operational reviews and ratings
  • Onsite staff training
  • Identification of suppliers, tender and selection of race track operational equipment such as electronics, timing, karts, clothing and helmets etc.

Virtual Reality


Driven are able to convert your new or existing race track into a virtual reality environment, allowing customers to experience the thrill of driving the circuit in a 3D virtual world.  Benefits to clients include:

 

  • Driver-in-the-Loop feedback on new circuit layouts
  • Client review of your new track layout
  • Allows quick and easy changes to be made prior to construction
  • Press and Marketing launches
  • Ability to run simulator racing events and competitions

Expert Witness & Safety Reviews


Driven International have been commissioned by insurance companies, automotive brands and race track owners to assist with independent safety reviews, audits and design alterations to assess and improve race track venue safety.

  • Track Speed Simulations using real vehicle data
  • Safety Barrier reviews against international (US and European) vehicle restraint and motorsport safety guidelines
  • Independent race track safety inspections and reports
  • Race Track Risk Assessments
  • Venue wide health and safety audits by IOSH professionals
  • Expert Witness services
  • Race track accident investigation and reviews

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