Gotland Ring AB
SE-621 56 VISBY
Phone: +46-498 256 300 or +46-731 828 777
Gotland Ring is a brand new racetrack and multi-functional motorsport facility on the Swedish island of Gotland, the most popular tourist resort in Sweden. The circuit - designed by the founder Alec Arho Havrén - was approved by the FIA after being inspected for international racing in June 2009.
Corporate edu-tainment and testing is the main focus for the circuit. In its final format - with a main circuit profile of 28 km - Gotland Ring will become the longest racetrack in the world.
Global and Pan-European automotive new model launches have dominated Gotland Ring’s cash flow since opening. Gotland Ring has been selected as the only environmentally profiled race & test track in the world – hence the choice of a Pan-European launch of the hydrogen driven Honda FCX in June 2007. October 15-Nov 2, BMW conducted its global new model launch on Gotland Ring, resulting in their best ever product launch media coverage.
Six separate circuits will allow flexible utilisation of the facility; simultaneous testing and corporate events can be executed on different parts of the extensive complex. Top experts and racing champions already consider the now existing operational Gotland Ring profile as one of the most technical and exciting in the world.
As of today, the tarmac extends over 3.2 km on the Northern Loop and it will be FIA graded and ready to be raced on by spring 2009. Steel barriers are in place on most part of the circuit and remaining barriers will have been installed by end of March 2008.
The second complete entity – the Southern Loop – is under pre-construction development and is ready for tarmac installation during 2010. The vast areas available for the complete motorsport & leisure centre are a spectacular setting for the future expansion. In its final format (after 2012), the grand track of 28 km is planned to extend over an approximate 6 km² area.
Founder and main partner Alec Arho Havrén will continue as the track profile architect, whereas Evata/Pöyry Architects will be responsible for hotel and other architectural development and participate in the business development together with an active cluster of companies.
Gotland Ring AB has access to the land through a unique partnership programme with Nordkalk – the biggest limestone producer in Northern Europe.
The end goal for the circuit is to have a total of 28 km with six major separate circuits that can be utilised simultaneously by 2013.
Phase 1 – Completed and Operational
Phase 2 – Green Business Incubator Campus
Phase 3 – Further Circuit Development (longest modern standard race track (7.4 km) in the world by 2010), 28 km by 2013
Phase 4 – Hotel, Villas, Resort (both on current land and the expansion area) Pilot Project for Pöyry Innovation Sustainable Development Technology
Phase 5 – Theme Park (new land areas south of facility) Gotland Ring – Advantage Consulting - Pöyry Engineering - Pöyry Architects/Pöyry Group Partnership
• Green Business Incubator and Technology park (2009)
• Circuit expansion: the 4.2 km Southern Loop, multipurpose race & test circuit – total of 7.4 km (2009-2010)
• Life Style Eco Villas and Cabins (2009-2010)
• Eco Design Hotel (2010)
• Conference & Convention Centre (2010)
• Installation of FIA-barriers on the 3.2 km Northern Loop (completed)
• Safety & Eco Driving Centre (completed)
• Off-road tracks and trails (completed)
• Rally special stages, gravel road network (completed)
• Enduro tracks and trails (completed)
• Multipurpose Race & Test Circuit network expansion, total of 28 km with six (6) major separate circuits that can be utilised simultaneously (2012-2015)
• Windpower Park expansion (2012)
• Aqua Adventure Park (2014)
• Jack Nicklaus designed signature golf course (2012)
• Airfield for ecological new technology sports planes (2014)
• Theme Hotel (2015)
• Family Theme Park – Gotland Ring Speed World (2015)