The Flatrock Motorsports Park and Motorclub complex is quietly taking shape in Tennessee, USA, and once completed, will be a premium motorsport facility like no other and “A place where driving is an art form”.
In a fabulous location in Tennessee, a facility is being created to celebrate the many forms of Motorsport, and the site will cover eight hundred acres.
The Flatrock Motorsports Park is vast, and this is by design as it allows for continued growth. Another significant draw of the site is its location, minutes off Interstate 40 and less than a day’s drive from 75% of the US population. Flatrock Motorsports Park, once completed, will be the most accessible circuit in the United States.
The Flatrock site has been designed by world-renowned architects Tilke GmbH, responsible for delivering multiple state-of-the-art Formula 1 tracks, including Mexico’s Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez, Austin’s Circuit of The Americas, Abu Dhabi’s Yas Marina Circuit, and upcoming Las Vegas F1 street track.
The facility will eventually feature several tracks varying in length and standards as Flatrock aims to attract racing enthusiasts of all abilities. The Club track is a fantastic 3.50-mile circuit with a remarkable elevation change of 127ft.
In simulations conducted with a GT3 car, it has demonstrated an impressive average speed of 101mph, surpassing the averages on renowned international circuits, which typically range from 90 to 95 mph. The Flatrock track will be a haven for automotive enthusiasts seeking an unmatched luxury and refinement experience.
Phase II of the project will introduce the exciting addition of a 2.67-mile competition ‘Grand Prix‘ track that will complement the existing 3.50-mile private ‘Club’ layout exclusive to Motorclub members. The two tracks can be seamlessly joined to form a thrilling 5.9-mile, 34-turn circuit that winds through the breathtaking and picturesque Tennessee countryside.
The captivating mountains and rolling landscapes of Flatrock circuit promise an exhilarating experience for drivers and a truly unforgettable setting for motorsports enthusiasts.
Flatrock’s Motorclub members can use a state-of-the-art paddock and luxurious clubhouse with a restaurant and lounge. They have premium garages with rooftop viewing, track-side villas, a multipurpose pit building with race control, meeting spaces, an exclusive Spa and more. Flatrock has plans to introduce a CIK Karting Track, enhancing the motorsport offerings to its members.
Flatrock’s development will see future phases bringing an array of exciting additions and amenities, including a landmark hotel and a destination restaurant, providing guests with luxurious accommodations and exquisite dining experiences. There are plans to develop campgrounds for those seeking a closer connection with nature and a winery and brewery for enthusiasts of craft beverages.
Various lodging options will be introduced to accommodate and increase guests, and a retail centre will provide diverse offerings for visitors. A natural amphitheatre constructed with stunning Crab Orchard stone will be a captivating venue for exhilarating live concerts, Motorsport and various special events throughout the year. Flatrock aims to create an all-encompassing destination that caters to the diverse interests of its patrons.
Members of the Flatrock Motorclub, with private aircraft, can use Rockwood Municipal Airport, less than two miles away. KRKW, with its 5000′ runway, supports piston and turbine aircraft. Knoxville’s airport is within an hour’s drive for members travelling via commercial flights.
Flatrock Motorclub is close to the famous Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Blackberry Farm, and the world-renowned Tail of the Dragon with its 318 curves in 11 miles.
Knoxville provides abundant hotels, restaurants, sports, and entertainment. Nashville, known worldwide as Music City, is within a two-hour drive and offers an international airport and a country music scene like no other. You can combine a visit to the track with a holiday and extend your road trip.
Construction on the facility has been ongoing since autumn 2022, with the all-important paving process now underway.
Flatrock Motorclub is set to open its doors to members in the autumn of 2023.
For more information on the circuit and its facilities, visit https://flatrockmotorclub.com.
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