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Motorsport in Auruna

Motorsport


Motorsport is widely popular in Auruna with many drivers and race teams racing in various motor sports including endurance, rally, and Formula One. Many Aurun teams and drivers have been successful in motor sports, especially Schkeska's rally team and Viska's endurance team. Auruna has its own racing series, the AtMA (Auvotörennä Mestännä Auruna, English: Aurun Touring Car Championship) which is held yearly and at various racetracks all around Auruna, the AtMA calendar currently has 16 championship races. The 24 Hours of Livonsk is an active endurance race held near the city of Livonsk, the automotive center of Auruna, it is influenced by the 24 Hours of Le Mans. A shorter version of the Livonsk 24, called the 6 Hours of Livonsk, is part of the FIA World Endurance Championship as the 7th race in the calendar right before Spa and the season finale at Le Mans.

Viska Racing Aston Martin DBRS9s (Left: #37, Right: #38)
at the Livonsk 24 Endurance Race

Endurance Racing



Endurance racing is one of the oldest motor sports in Auruna, and it is the most popular. Viska, a joint motorsport team of Schkeska and VSK, has been successful in local and international endurance races, this includes the 24 Hours of Le Mans which Viska won eight times. Besides local automotive brands, Aston Martins are widely used by most Aurun endurance teams with Viska being the most successful with Aston Martins. Aurun drivers are known for their extreme endurance, being capable of consistent performance for long periods. Current Aurun Formula One driver Lukas Ziuvin has raced in the endurance series for the VSK works team for three years before transitioning to Formula One.

The 24 Hours of Livonsk, also known as the Livonsk 24, is Auruna's main endurance race held at the Livonsk Circuit in Livonsk. A shorter version, the 6 Hours of Livonsk, is part of the WEC as the 7th race in the calendar held before Spa and the season finale at Le Mans. Since 2013, the 6 Hours of Livonsk has been a part of the WEC, only missing one season in 2015 due to the conflicting schedules of AtMA and WEC.

Viska driver, Artur Iljakov is one of the most successful Aurun drivers in the endurance series in the 2000s, with six Livonsk 24 wins, and he is still active in the series.

Rally



Toyota Celica GT-Four (S205) driven by Erik Makkisen with co-driver Alexi Varyov at the 1994 1000 Lakes Rally



Rallying in Auruna has seen a sudden rise of popularity in the 70s with Aurun driver Niko Kauma winning the 1974 1000 Lakes Rally for Lancia. After that, more Aurun drivers joined rally teams then Schkeska joined in 1981 and proved to be very competitive and in the start of the Group B era, Schkeska is one of the most dominant teams in the series, only beaten by Audi and Lancia but eventually winning one WRC Drivers' and Constructors' championship in 1984 with Andrej Taunkanna. After the end of the Group B era, Schkeska saw more success in Group A, winning two WRC Drivers' and Constructors' championships with Andrej Taunkanna and three more championships with Lauri Vorlen.

There are a lot of rally stages in Auruna with different terrain and varied difficulty ranging from the fast flatlands to the winding forest and mountain courses. Since most of the rally stages are held on public roads, many aspiring rally drivers tend to practice their skill in the forest roads with jumps, hairpins, and fast corners. There are some small rally events held annually in different rally stages all around Auruna with many amateur rally drivers start in these small events.


Mercedes-Benz CLK 63 AMG at a free practice session in the
2007 AtMA Koyavan race weekend



Touring Car


The AtMA (Auvotörennä Mestännä Auruna) is Auruna's very own touring car series starting in its inaugural season in 1989. Many local teams and drivers started racing in AtMA with Schkeska, Akil, and VSK being the three main constructors and engine suppliers. In 2010, more international teams and manufacturers started to race in AtMA with varying degrees of success in the series, although the international teams have not seen much success, they are still competitive and are able to win races.

Rallycross



While Rallycross is not that popular as Rally, it is slowly rising in popularity since the first rallycross race in Auruna in 1998. Schkeska is a dominant force in rallycross thanks to their expertise in rallying. There are only a few actual rallycross tracks in Auruna, the rest are just a modified, and usually shorter version of one of the current tracks.

Formula One



Not as popular as the other motorsports in Auruna, Formula One has seen a rise in popularity in 2002 when Taino Kaumina won his first race and eventually winning the drivers' championship twice in the following seasons. Currently, there is one Aurun F1 driver, Lukas Ziuvin, who is driving for Sauber (Which is currently Alfa Romeo) since 2013. Only a few Aurun circuits have been in the F1 calendar and currently only Veratuna hosts Aurun F1 races.
Aurun E-Series


The latest addition to the Aurun motorsport roster. The E-Series is an electric car series that will be held starting in mid-2020. It is currently a spec series, using Schkeska's Körd sedan as a base. There are plans on racing on permanent circuits like Livonsk but due to range, they are limited to circuits below 4 km. The calendar will be mostly comprised of street and road circuits, including Schyözirena Novinaya.

Viska Junior Formula



The Viska Junior Formula is Viska's one-make open wheeled racing series where their recruited young drivers race, it's intended to function as the young kart racing graduate's first experience of car racing and to train them for the higher-tier racing series. Many drivers from Viska's junior drivers have been successful in their respective motorsport like Miko Kaukanna, Lena Jaukko, Artur Iljakov, and Jöna Ekeränna.

Circuits



There are a wide variety of Aurun circuits from permanent race circuits to road courses and street circuits. Most are government-funded since 1974, upon the formation of the Mötörääroitu Nazyonalla Auruna (MNA), which is Auruna's own governing body for motorsports.

  • The "Map" column shows a diagram of the latest configuration on current tracks and the last configuration used on past tracks.

  • The "Type" column refers to the type of circuit: "street" is a circuit held on closed city streets, "road" refers to a mixture of public roads and a permanent track, and "race" is a permanent facility.

Circuits in Auruna

Circuit

Map

Motorsport

Type

Direction

Location

Length

Years Active

Akresna Circuit

AtMA
Endurance

Race circuit

Clockwise

Akresna, Auruna

6.244 km

1956-Present

Akresna Kuilkamavena

Rallycross

Rallycross circuit
(gravel, asphalt)

Akresna, Auruna

1.249 km

1981-Present

Aluinta-Hertava Circuit

AtMA

Race circuit

Clockwise

Hertava, Auruna

4.214 km

1983-Present

Amontova Verantava Schyözi

AtMA
Aurun GT

Street circuit

Clockwise

Süd Amontova, Auruna

5.290 km

1988-2006

Artavena

Rally

Rally course
(gravel)

Livonsk, Auruna

25.660 km

1977-Present

Aruklaz Circuit

Endurance
E-Series
AtMA

Road circuit

Clockwise

Aruklaz, Auruna

3.995 km

2005-Present

Berenta Schyöziren

Endurance

Road circuit

Anti-clockwise

Korkovanta, Auruna

7.212 km

2002-2009

Erekletta Circuit

Endurance
AtMA

Race circuit

Clockwise

Erekletta, Auruna

5.719 km

2011-Present

Ernävenä

Rally

Rally course
(asphalt)

Nörjänlappi, Auruna

17.960 km

1986-Present

Jükkivenä

Rally

Rally course
(gravel)

Kava, Auruna

27.122 km

1991-Present

Käresten Ring

Rallycross

Rallycross circuit

Käresten, Auruna

2.261 km

2005-Present

Koyavan Circuit

AtMA

Street circuit

Anti-clockwise

Koyavanta, Auruna

4.745 km

1989-Present

Livonsk Circuit

AtMA
Aurun GT
Endurance
Formula 1
Formula 2
Formula Auruna
Road Schkeska
Road VSK
Time Attack

Race circuit

Clockwise

Livonsk, Auruna

7.820 km

1922-Present

Livonskimi Circuit

E-Series

Race circuit

Clockwise

Livonsk, Auruna

3.212 km

2019-Present

Nääläkärvena

Rally

Rally course
(gravel, asphalt)

Nisko, Auruna

27.417 km

1972-Present

Novi Berenta Circuit

AtMA
AGT
Endurance

Race circuit

Anti-clockwise

Korkovanta, Auruna

6.109 km

2011-Present

Novinaya-Lirei Zuroloyov Circuit

AtMA
Aurun GT
Endurance
Time Attack

Race circuit

Clockwise

Novinaya, Auruna

4.771 km

1989-Present

Nörevenä

Rally

Rally course
(gravel)

Koranta, Auruna

27.114 km

1993-Present

Ortavena

Rally

Rally course
(gravel)

Nisko, Auruna

21.721 km

1972-Present

Orukuvena

Rally

Rally course
(mixed)

Nisko, Auruna

18.662 km

2001-Present

Schyözirena Novinaya

AtMA
Aurun GT
Endurance

Road circuit

Clockwise

Novinaya, Auruna

3.751 km

1994-Present

Vakovu Circuit

E-Series

Street circuit

Halenkau, Auruna

2.912 km

2020-Present

Veratuna Circuit

AtMA
Aurun GT
Endurance
Formula 2
Formula Auruna
Road Schkeska
Time Attack

Race circuit

Clockwise

Veratuna, Auruna

7.718 km

1931-Present

Veratuna Streets

E-Series
AtMA

Street circuit

Anti-clockwise

Veratuna, Auruna

2.562 km

2019-Present

Viska Circuit

E-Series
AtMA

Race circuit

Sterlennau, Auruna

3.444 km

1967-Present

Zoryustana Circuit

AtMA
Endurance

Road circuit

Clockwise

Zoryustana-enta, Auruna

3.711 km

1981-1992

List of Notable Drivers


Name

Hometown

Motorsport

Teams

Successful Car Driven

Total Wins

Last Win

Years Active

Artur Iljakov

Akresna, Auruna

Endurance

Schkeska Racing
Viska Racing

Schkeska Mera GTE

27

2018 8 Hours of Akresna

2001-present

Erik Lövänne

Sud Verastana, Kuyonne

Endurance

Pliko-Mercedes
Racing

Mercedes-AMG GT

14

2017 8 Hours of Novi Berenta

2007-present

Ivan Könä

Kaulakuvenna, Auruna

Rally
Rallycross

Schkeska Rally
Team IVA

Schkeska Kana RX

37

2016 World RX of Auruna,
Akresna Kuilkamävena

2009-Present

Jöna Ekeränna

Veratuna, Auruna

Endurance
Rally

Schkeska Racing
Viska Racing

Schkeska Ilyana GTE

16

1995 8 Hours of Novinaya,
Lirei Zuroloyov Circuit

1987-1996

Laura Haukanna

Karalinne, Auruna

Rally
E-Series

Schkeska Rally
Schkeska Racing-Electric

Schkeska Vezrel RS

14

2017 Rally Auruna,
Nääläkärvenä

2014-Present

Lauri Vorlen

Nisko, Auruna

Rally

Schkeska Rally

Schkeska Ilyana R

37

2000 Rally Auruna, Artavena

1989-2002

Lena Jaukko

Nörjänlappi, Auruna

AtMA
E-Series

Viska Racing
Schkeska Racing-Electric

Schkeska Vezrel RS

4

2017 AtMA Zoryustana

2018-Present

Lukas Ziuvin

Novinaya, Auruna

Endurance
Formula 1

VSK
Sauber
Alfa-Romeo

VSK R41

22

2012 Livonsk 24

2008-Present

Mika Aurinen

Iö, Auruna

AtMA

Viska Racing

Schkeska-Viska Vezrel GTX

7

2019 AtMA Koyavan

2017-Present

Miko Kaukanna

Hertava, Auruna

AtMA
Endurance
Rally

Viska Racing

Viska-Aston Martin
DBRS9

78

2019 Livonsk 24

2003-Present

Niko Kauma

Aulukoz, Kuyonne

Rally

Lancia
Schkeska Rally

Lancia Stratos

31

1979 Monte Carlo Rally

1970-1979

Niko Kaukanna

Hertava, Auruna

Rally

Viska Rally

Schkeska Verzrel R

46

2005 Rally Auruna, Ortävena

1984-1991
2001-2006

List of Notable Aurun Racing Teams



Team

Headquarters

Motorsport

Most Successful Car

Last Win

Years Active

Schkeska Racing

Livonsk, Auruna

AtMA
Endurance
E-Series
Rally
Rallycross

Schkeska Vezrel

378

1955-Present

Viska Racing

Sterlennau, Auruna

AtMA
Endurance
E-Series
Rally
Rallycross
Viska Junior Formula

Viska-Aston Martin DBRS9

276

1964-Present

VSK Motorsport

Sterlennau, Auruna

AtMA
Endurance
E-Series
Rally
Rallycross

VSK R41

129

1970-Present



Note: this factbook is still WiP, it will be updated soon.

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