Circuit type: FIA Grade 1
Length: 5.4 km
Clive Bowen, via his company MERS (which subsequently became Apex), was commissioned through WSR as the motorsport consultant to HOK Sport, who were appointed in 2002 to design and master plan the Dubai Autodrome and Business Park, completed in October 2004. This project was a US$100 million investment and included an FIA, FIM and FOM sanctioned 5.4 km race circuit, a CIK sanctioned 1.2 km kart circuit and multiple commercial ventures all integrated into a 700 acre site in Dubai, UAE.
The project required the detailed design and specification various project elements.
These included the design of the circuit topography in three dimensions; the coordination of consultation with drivers, riders, governing bodies, engineering consultants, architects and local authorities; the specification of all safety criteria; the definition of the pit and paddock complex; detailed input into the spectator facilities, VIP facilities, commercial facilities and a major contribution towards the project master plan.
Since its construction the Dubai Autodrome has attracted over US$3 billion in property investment in the area adjacent to the circuit, including the development of the Green Community Motor City currently housing 4500 people.
For more information please visit www.dubaiautodrome.com
Some on-track action can be seen at www.youtube.com/user/dubaiautodrome