VIMR

Set in the Cowichan Valley, and opening in spring, 2016, Vancouver Island Motorsport Resort (VIMR) will be an exciting year-round motorsport facility. The resort will offer enthusiasts 350 driving days per year to experience the full potential of their performance cars.

Novices will be able to improve their skills, while accomplished drivers will be challenged by the internationally designed track. Tilke GmbH & Co are the creative design team behind the project.

According to the VIMR press release, “Phase One is comprised of 19 corners and elevation changes of over 25 metres. When Phase Two is completed, a total of 4.21 kilometres of track will be available. Speeds of up to 200 km/h will be reached on the high-speed sectors of the circuit in the first phase.”

Tire barriers and guard rails in reserve, will ensure the protection of both car and driver, while state-of-the-art run-off areas will provide an opportunity to make a correction.

VIMR members travelling to Vancouver Island will have the option of leaving their car at the resort in a secure and temperature-controlled storage facility. Cars stored at the resort can be maintained in track-ready condition by specialists. Membership details will be presented in the next few weeks and can be found on the website.

VIMR will offer, “Factory trained technicians representing Alfa Romeo, Audi S-Line, BMW M, Mercedes-Benz AMG, MINI JCW, and Porsche will be available to provide the expertise in keeping modern track cars in perfect running condition. Repairs and maintenance will be completed in the time between member visits to maximize their time driving.”

VIMR clubhouse rendering
VIMR clubhouse rendering

A 14,500 square foot clubhouse, with a complete range of services to its members, will provide a comfortable atmosphere for relaxing between driving sessions. Working in partnership with ten performance automotive brands GAIN represents, their dealer networks, respective dedicated driving programs, and a partner hotel and spa, the VIMR will welcome enthusiasts from all over North America.