Lånkebanen (Hell RX) (iRacing)

Lånkebanen (Hell RX)
Information
Location Lanke, Stjordal
Country No.png Norway
Configurations
Hell Rallycross
0.63 mi
1.02 km
Rallycross Short
0.46 mi
0.74 km
Club
0.64 mi
1.03 km
Road Short
0.46 mi
0.74 km
Road Long
0.63 mi
1.02 km


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Opened in 1987, Lånkebanen (commonly called Hell, after the nearby village) became the first asphalt race track in Norway, but its true calling in the motorsport world comes in a discipline of the multi-surface variety: rallycross. The track made its national championship debut two years later, stepped up to the European championship level in 2011, and three years after that, became a part of the first FIA World Rallycross Championship, where it has remained a staple of the schedule ever since.

Built on the side of a hill, Hell is notable for its drastic elevation changes. The European-style Joker Lap, which forces drivers to take a longer route, comes at the end of the frontstretch, while off-camber corners keep even the most skilled masters of car control on their toes. It takes the right combination of finesse and muscle to come out of Hell with a checkered flag, but for an unprepared racer, the tiny Norwegian village can often live up to its name.

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