Hermann Tilke designs FASTrack Iskandar

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WORLD CLASS DESIGNER FOR MOTORSPORTS TRACK IN ISKANDAR MALAYSIA

  • FASTrack Iskandar appoints Hermann Tilke, world renowned racing circuit designer for motorsports track in Nusajaya, Iskandar Malaysia.
  • Singapore leading architecture firm, RSP Architects is also appointed as architect and town planner of the 300 acres project.
  • First phase of the project will see go kart and race track ready by 2016.

FASTrack Iskandar Sdn Bhd (“FASTrack Iskandar”) is pleased to announce today that the design of the race track at its 300 acres integrated multi-purpose motorsports hub located at Nusajaya, Iskandar Malaysia which is less than five minutes’ drive from
Singapore’s Tuas Second Link will be undertaken by the world leading circuit designer Hermann Tilke of Tilke Engineers & Architects (“Tilke”).

(1) Left to Right_Mr Barry ,Mr Hermann Tilke, Mr Lai Huen Poh, Mr Raymond

Tilke has successfully commission more than 65 tracks worldwide, catering to F1 races, private usage, road safety training and fully commercial utilisation. Notable F1 race circuits that has Tilke’s hand print includes the circuit at Sepang, Shanghai, Yas Marina in Abu Dhabi, Valencia, Istanbul, Bahrain and Austin at Texas which is the latest. Porsche, Mercedes, Audi, Toyota and Ferrari have also
commissioned him for special purpose test track facilities around the world.

Hermann commented “This is going to be one of the most exciting motorsports concepts I have ever been invited to work with. I truly believe we can build a unique track for motorsports entertainment and cannot wait to get started.”

The award winning RSP Architects Planners & Engineers (“RSP”) has been tasked by FASTrack Iskandar to incorporate all the elements of motorsports entertainment into this hub. Known for its commitment to excellence and delivery of highly valued integrated solutions, RSP will embark on a journey to blend the thrill of motorsports into an entertainment destination that will provide the
“fast and furious” lifestyle enthusiasts crave. Recognised for its efforts in environmentally responsible designs, RSP will incorporate efficient energy, water and resource use, featuring optimal daylight and clean air in its innovative designs.

Mr Lai Huen Poh, Managing Director of RSP remarked “RSP is honoured to be involved in this uniquely packaged race track project, working with Herman we will align and collaborate our creative inputs to enable a sustainable first of its kind in this region.”

FASTrack Iskandar is set to become the ultimate entertainment hub for motorsports enthusiasts in both Singapore and Malaysia. The development features a state of the art 4.5km Federation Internationale Automobile (“FIA”) certified race track. The terrain hugging track takes advantage of the natural 60m elevation differential of the site and provides a racing experience like no other race
tracks in Asia.

With Hermann Tilke appointed to design this track, motorsports enthusiasts can expect an incredible driving experience on a safe and unique track designed on the natural terrain that will take cues from his favourite track at Nurburgring, Germany. The ultramodern FIA compliant track, intertwining with the stands, pit and team buildings can be expected to stimulate all motoring enthusiast desire to race in this safe environment. The motorsport hub will also house a lighted sprint and racing circuit for day and night racing, off road driving circuits and dynamic driving schools. Alongside, will also be an internationally Commission Internationale De Karting (“CIK”) race certified 1.5km go-karting track.

FASTrack Iskandar_Map

Mr Barry Kan, CEO of FASTrack Iskandar remarked “It is not everyday that someone has the opportunity to build a race circuit and we intend to have a track that everyone will be keen to drive and talk about. The Company is happy to have Hermann and RSP Architects translate this opportunity into reality.”

As part of the concept of the development, FASTrack Iskandar is envisaged to be equipped with car showrooms, service centres, spare parts hub, bonded warehouses/garages, retail, hotel and alfresco spaces with F&B and entertainment outlets. It will offer Asian-based motorsports R&D facilities and a host of quality industrial spaces for the automotive industry. The project will be developed in
phases and expected to be fully completed by 2018.

Cheryl Tay

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