Kemora Circuit - Tiny racecourse out of the way
The Kemora Circuit is a motorsport venue located near Veteli in western Finland. It was opened in 1983 and used for various racing categories.
Finland always had world class drivers, both on track and offroad. While the Rally Finland, or 1000 Lakes Rally, is one of the most attractive races on the World Rally Championship calendar, this Scandinavian country never had a racing track suitable for organizing some major international events. However, Kemora Circuit is one of the best circuits in Finland, even though it is relatively small.
Short and flat track
The Kemora Circuit was opened in 1983 as a 1.4 long track but in 1987 was reconstructed and extended. The 2.723 km long track with 9 turns was built and that layout is still in use by various national racing series, including rallycross, supermoto, historic cars events and even snowmobile races. The tarmac has been renewed in 2005 and is in excellent condition despite harsh winters.
The circuit also has kart track, wet-handling course, and an approved winter condition training course. The circuit is available for racing enthusiasts from Monday to Thursday, while on other days booking is possible depending on the Finnish race calendar.
Small but functional facilities
The track is built on a flat ground so that visitors from the covered grandstand (that can accommodate up to 3.000 spectators) can have a very good view on every part of the track. Additional 1.000 visitors can follow the races from the area above the pits.
The Kemora Circuit has modest but completely functional and well-equipped facilities – paddock area with 30 pit boxes, a cafeteria that offers grilled food and refreshments, restrooms for both men and women, as well as child care room. There is also a conference room for up to 80 persons and sauna.
It is not so easy to get to Kemora Circuit. The Kokkola-Pietarsaari Airport at Kronoby is the nearest international airport and is located approximately 60 minutes drive to the north, but it offers limited number of flights. However, it has good connections with Helsinki airport which is around 430 km to the south.
Video – Few laps around Kemora Circuit
Address: Kemorantie 161, 69750 Veteli, Finland
Phone: +358 6 8626 166