Vålerbanen Season Start

Activities
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On the track
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Gatebil Festivals are of course primarily about track driving. For all types of cars. That’s how it’s always been! And so that EVERYONE can find their place adapted to the type of car, level of ambition and driving style. Here is an overview of driving that will take place in 2024!

Track driving:

  • Straight line
  • Open line
  • Drift line Rookie
  • Drift line Pro
  • Drift line Show

    All info about Track driving and all the heats explained: HERE

Competitions:

Competition series:

Exhibition – Showgarden
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Gatebil are not just about what happens on the track. Because also in 2024 there will of course be Meguiar’s Showgarden at all Gatebil festivals.

The Showgarden is a large exhibition area where anyone who has a special and nice car that stands out from the crowd can participate. Both new and old – original and rebuilt.
READ MORE ABOUT SHOWGARDEN

WANT TO PARTICIPATE?
READ MORE ABOUT SHOWGARDEN AT VÅLERBANEN

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Aftertrack
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Gatebil offers a legendary party called Aftertrack both on Friday and Saturday on an in-door stage. The aftertrack offers awesome gigs done by DJs, dancing and a proper party atmosphere. Spend the evenings at Gatebil together with like-minded people!

READ MORE ABOUT AFTERTRACK AT VÅLERBANEN
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Camping
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Do you want to experience everything that happens at Gatebil, both during the day and in the evening? Then you must stay at the Gatebil camp! Here you will find useful information and some simple rules of thumb that are important to follow so that everyone has as much fun and good time as possible.

Festival ticket gives access to cam areas per person. Anyone with a festival ticket can stay at the camp-site. All cars on camping-area requires a car/campervan pass or a buss/truck pass. The caravan and tent is included.

READ MORE ABOUT CAMPING AT GATEBIL HERE

Gatebil Taxi
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Gatebil’s yellow BMW M5 taxis have transported thousands of visitors at the Gatebil festival around Vålerbanen, Mantorp Park and Rudskogen sideways since 2005.

Are you interested to find out more about the cars or maybe go for a ride in one?

FIND OUT MORE ABOUT TAXIS HERE

Gatebil Pitgirls
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Have you always wanted to meet our Gatebil Pitgirls in person? This is your chance! We have our pitgirls coming to all Gatebil festivals!

READ MORE ABOUT PITGIRLS

Gatebil shop
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The Gatebil shop is the meeting point in Gatebil. It is impossible not to see it – since it is so big and yellow. Here you can buy the new collection of Gatebil clothing, or say hello and ask questions to our taxi team, which is located right next to the Gatebil shop. Drop by, say hi!

Or buy Gatebil Clothing online: HERE.

Program
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Festival Program
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Friday
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TIMEACTIVITYDURATION
07:30Depot Opens 
09:00Track Action starts 
09:00Showgarden Opens 
12:00meet&greet with Pitgirls30 min
15:00Extreme TimeAttack45 min
17:30DRAG RACING90 min
22:00Aftertrack90 min
Saturday
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TIMEACTIVITYDURATION
07:30Depot Opens 
09:00Track Action starts 
12:00meet&greet with Pitgirls 30 min
13:00The Big Entry Show 60 min
15:00Extreme Race #1 (from 10) 45 min
17:00Parade 20 min
17:30GDB Top 16 90 min
22:00Aftertrack 
22:15Prize giving ceremony EXTREME
(TimeAttack, Race #1, GDB, The big Entry Show, Showgarden)
 
Sunday
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TIMEACTIVITYDURATION
09:00Depot Opens 
09:00Track Action starts 
09:00Breisladd QUALI 105 min
10:00Showgarden Voting Stops 
11:00Church time 120 min
12:00Prize Giving Showgarden  15 min
13:00meet&greet with Pitgirls 30 min
14:00Breisladd Finale 45 min
14:45Prize Giving Breisladd 10 min
15:00Extreme Race #2 (from 10) 30 min
15:30Prize Giving Extreme 10 min
17:00Track Action Finishes 
Festival Opening hours
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CampingDay ticketsDepotTrackAftertrack
Thursday15:00 – 00:0015:00 – 23:00
Friday24 hours a day08:00 – 21:0007:30 – 21:0009:00 – 19:0022:00 – 01:30
Saturday24 hours a day08:00 – 20:0007:30 – 21:0009:00 – 19:0022:00 – 01:30
Sunday00:00 – 17:0009:00 – 17:0010:00 – 17:0009:00 – 17:00

GATEBIL SHOP

dayworking hours
Thursday19:00 – 21:00
Friday09:00 – 20:00
Saturday09:00 – 20:00
Sunday10:00 – 16:00
Track driving program
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Friday
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TIMEACTIVITYDURATION
09:00Extreme practice15 min
09:15Straight Line15 min
09:30Open Line25 min
09:55Drift Line ROOKIE25 min
10:20Drift Line PRO25 min
10:45Track cleaning15 min
11:00Extreme practice15 min
11:15Straight Line15 min
11:30Open Line25 min
11:55Drift Line ROOKIE25 min
12:20Drift Line SHOW5 min
12:25Drift Line PRO20 min
12:45Track cleaning15 min
13:00Extreme practice15 min
13:15Straight Line15 min
13:30Open Line25 min
13:55Drift Line ROOKIE25 min
14:20Drift Line SHOW5 min
14:25Drift Line PRO20 min
14:45Track cleaning15 min
15:00Extreme TimeAttack45 min
15:45Straight Line15 min
16:00Open Line25 min
16:25Drift Line ROOKIE25 min
16:50Drift Line SHOW5 min
16:55Drift Line PRO20 min
17:15Track cleaning15 min
17:30DRAG RACING90 min
Saturday
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TIMEACTIVITYDURATION
09:00Extreme practice15 min
09:15Straight Line15 min
09:30Open Line25 min
09:55Drift Line ROOKIE25 min
10:20Drift Line PRO25 min
10:45Track cleaning15 min
11:00Extreme practice15 min
11:15Straight Line15 min
11:30Open Line25 min
11:55Drift Line ROOKIE25 min
12:20Drift Line SHOW5 min
12:25Drift Line PRO20 min
12:45Track cleaning15 min
13:00The Big Entry Show60 min
14:00Straight Line15 min
14:15Drift Line ROOKIE25 min
14:40Drift Line SHOW5 min
14:45Track cleaning15 min
15:00Extreme Race #130 min
15:30Straight Line15 min
15:45Open Line20 min
16:05Drift Line Rookie15 min
16:20Drift Line PRO25 min
16:45Extreme practice15 min
17:00Parade30 min
17:30GDB Top 161.5 h
Sunday
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TIMEACTIVITYDURATION
09:00Breisladd Qualification1 h 45 min
10:45Extreme practice15 min
11:00Church time2 h
13:00Extreme practice15 min
13:15Straight Line15 min
13:30Open Line30 min
14:00Breisladd Finals60 min
15:00Extreme Race #230 min
15:30Straight Line15 min
15:45Open Line25 min
16:10Drift Line PRO25 min
16:35Drift Line ROOKIE25 min
Aftertrack program
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Friday
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TIMEON STAGE
22:00-22:30DJ
22:30-23:00GATEBIL HOUSE DJ + GATEBIL PITGIRLS SHOW
23:00-00:00SnippSnapp
00:00-01.30DJ + GATEBIL PITGIRLS SHOW
Saturday
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TIMEON STAGE
22:00-22:30DJ + GATEBIL PITGIRLS SHOW
22:30-23:00PRIZE GIVING CEREMONY: The Big Entry Show, Extreme Time Attack, Race #1
GDB TOP16
Showgarden 
23:00-23:45Kevin Lauren
23:45-00:00DJ + GATEBIL PITGIRLS SHOW
00:00-00:45Jone og Daskeladden
00:45-01:30GATEBIL HOUSE DJ + GATEBIL PITGIRLS SHOW
Technical inspections and driver briefings
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Technical inspections:

Thursday18:00 – 21:00
Friday08:30 – 18:00
Saturday08:30 – 18:00
Sunday08:30 – 14:30

Driver briefings for everyone:

Thursday19:00, 19:30
Friday08:00, 08:30, 09:00, 09:30,
10:00, 10:30, 11:00
12:00, 12:30, 13:00, 13:30
14:30, 14:45
15:30, 16:00, 17:00
Saturday08:00, 08:30, 09:30, 10:00,
10:30, 11:00
12:00, 12:30, 13:00, 13:30
14:30, 14:45
15:30, 16:00, 17:00
Sunday10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 13:00

Driver briefing Extreme:

Friday14:00
Saturday14:00
Sunday14:00

Drivers Briefing GDB: Saturday, 25.05. at 09:00
Driers Briefing The Big Entry Show: Friday, 24.05. at 20:30

Track Driving
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Gatebil are of course primarily about driving on the track. For both track and street cars. That’s how it’s always been! And so that EVERYONE can find their place adapted to the type of car, level of ambition and driving style. Here is an overview of all types of driving that will take place on Vålerbanen this year!

Track driving
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Do you want to understand more about the track driving that is taking place in Gatebil events, or even try it yourself?

READ MORE ABOUT IT HERE!

Gatebil Extreme
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Gatebil Extreme is Gatebil’s own Time Attack and Racing series, where everything from home-built budget cars to fully professional former factory cars participate. The series follows the FIA’s safety requirements, but otherwise you are almost free to do what you want with the car, and several have engines of over an incredible 1000 horses. Gatebil Extreme was started in 2005, and since then over 200 cars/drivers have participated.

READ MORE ABOUT GATEBIL EXTREME HERE

If you are intrested in driving and compete In Gatebil Extrerme contact Hans Jørgen Andersson. Mail: hja@gatebil.no

Breisladd / Powerslide
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This is a drifting competition for just about everyone. everyone that drives at Gatebil this weekend can participate in the competition. Both those who have street cars and those who drive drifting / track cars. Amateurs and professionals. 2 and 4-wheel drive. All in the same class.

The rules are simple and eventually familiar to most people. What matters is to drive the widest, fastest, have full control and make as many shows as possible.

READ FULL INFO ABOUT BREISLADD HERE

Gatebil Drift Battle Top 16
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Drift Battle is a competition in which two cars drift in formation. Judging criteria are different from those used in Solo Drifting. The lead car must aim to perform a perfect solo run, while the chase car must aim to mimic the run of the lead car.

READ MORE ABOUT GATEBIL DRIFT BATTLE HERE

The Big Entry Show
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The Big Entry Show

This is a new competition where the participants use a part of a race track (previously determinated) to give the public a demonstration of car control. Read more about the competition.
Read more about The Big Entry Show at Vålerbanen this year!

I want to drive on the track!
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Anyone who wants to drive and wants to have fun on the track has the opportunity to do so at Gatebil!

Track driving
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DRIVER, EQUIPMENT AND CAR REQUIREMENTS:
• Valid driver’s license
• Drivers suit (does not need to be FIA)
• Helmet
• A car that you drive must be in a good technical condition at Gatebil.
• Must register for track driving at the secretariat,
• The car must pass a technical check on the spot (requirement for a technical check at Track Driving)
• Attend a driver’s meeting before going out for a drive.

The Road Traffic Act applies. The blood alcohol limit is 0. Random tests can be carried out both by the Police and representatives from the track.

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE CAR FOR DRIVING ON GATEBIL:
The car must undergo a technical inspection. Here it is checked that the car is fit to be on the track. The car must be:

• Cleared of all loose objects.
• In generally good condition where everything is well attached.
• Be equipped with lights in accordance with the Road Traffic Act or applicable regulations for the car type/class.
• Whole and neat, all bodywork parts must be intact and in the same colour.
• Without leaks from engine, gearbox, cooling, brakes or dampers.
• An open wastegate is not allowed.
• The rear bumper must be mounted lower than the center of the wheel.
• Wheels must not protrude beyond screens.
• There should be no moving parts that protrude from the bonnet unprotected (pulley etc.).
• The convertible must drive with the roof back on and have a sufficient roll bar.

There is a 100dB limit at all Gatebil Festivals. This is checked both technically and during driving. Violation of noise on the course results in a response flag. Repeated violations may result in a refusal to access the track.

REGISTRATION
Buy track driving ticket and register yourself online!

Breisladden
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Registration for Breisladd is done when you buy a ticket for track driving. You tick off whether you want to participate in the Breisladden. We publish a list of all participants before the event. Buy a Track Driving ticket and sign up for Breisladd.

Gatebil Drift Battle
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Information comming soon

Extreme
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Anyone with a licensed race car is basically welcome to participate. For registration or questions – contact Hans Jørgen in Gatebil.

Mail: hja@gatebil.no
Tlf: (+47) 915 95 257

Technical rules and competition rules are sent to participants before each festival.

Be a passenger!
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REQUIREMENTS FOR PASSENGERS IN NORWAY:
• All passengers must be over 150 cm tall,
• Have a driving suit (does not need to be FIA)
• Helmet
• Buy a passenger license digitally (Tickster)
• Attend the driver’s meeting

REQUIREMENTS FOR PASSENGERS IN SWEDEN:
• All passengers must be over 16 years of age.
• Passangers under the age of 16 must have a guardians approval.
• Have a driving suit (does not need to be FIA)
• Helmet
• Buy a passenger license digitally (Tickster)
• Attend the driver’s meeting

The area
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How to get here?
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THIS IS HOW YOU FIND THE WAY TO VÅLERBANEN

Vålerbanen, Norsk Trafikksenter is located just 2 hours north of Oslo, midway between Elverum and Kongsvinger. Follow the E6 northwards from Oslo and take Rv3 towards Elverum. Then Rv20 towards Braskereidfoss/Kongsvinger. If necessary, drive around Kongsvinger towards Elverum.

Hotels nearby
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WANT TO STAY IN A HOTEL?

If you don’t want to live the Gatebil life at the campsite by the track area, we can recommend the new superb Scandic Elgstua in Elverum, only 15-20 minutes from Vålerbanen.

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Stands
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GET A COMPANY STAND AT GATEBIL IN 2024!
Gatebil rents stands to companies at all festivals. Here you can get as large or as small area as you want, where you can sell, demonstrate or just make contacts and present your brand to the visitors.

Contact Norway: Lars Fredriksen: +47 936 73 040 / lars@gatebil.no

Contact Sweden: Marcus Stenmrak: +46 70 321 49 54 / marcus.stenmark@mantorppark.com

Become a partner!
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Gatebil has many partners with whom we collaborate in various ways. No partner agreements with Gatebil er alike. Not on price or content. Some partners participate more actively in the festivals, while others want to be visible in other ways in the large Gatebil environment.Get in touch today for a price quote on a partner agreement, tailored to your company/your products or services.

Contact Norway: Lars Fredriksen: +47 936 73 040 / lars@gatebil.no

Contact Sweden: Marcus Stenmak: +46 70 321 49 54 / marcus.stenmark@mantorppark.com

Season start  24-26 May

Gatebil festivals are back and we start like in the old days with the Season Start at Vålerbanen 24-26 May 2024! This is the Festival which is the favorite for many drivers, because they have waited all winter for maintenance and upgrades on their cars. Maybe someone has even built a new car that none of us have seen before? This is the event to try out the cars and show each other and the public what they have!

This is also the first race for Extreme Race, Time Attack and Drifting with a strong line-up in these competitions.

We will have a lot of track driving, Breisladd, Exhibition at the Show Garden, many taxi trips, we will have camping and last but definitely not least – finally we can have a party at AFTERTRACK!

Buckle up and let’s go for a ride!

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