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Saturday and Sunday images from Gatebil Rudskogen 2016

The ultimate track day: Gatebil Rudskogen 2016

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We’re pretty confident in saying that Gatebil Rudskogen is easily a contender for the world’s best track day event. Between the insane amount of seat time, and the off-the-charts builds; if you haven’t made the automotive pilgrimage to the simply epic Rudskogen Motorsenter in Norway in early July, then you are missing out.

Known simply as Gatebil (Norwegian for hot rod or streetcar), what started out with a few friends pooling their cash and renting the circuit to enjoy a weekend of tyre-slaying, BBQs and sunshine, has grown into a tyre smoke filled weekender that pulls in 35,000 people from all over the globe.

Fans can rub shoulders with drivers and teams from drift, rallycross, grip and time attack. What’s more, the no limits ethos means boosted pro-spec Japanese metal shares the blacktop with hulking and winged V8s, as well as 1000bhp home build sleepers; forming snaking drift trains unlike anything you’ve ever seen before.

When the sun goes down, the action doesn’t lean off either. While the cars are parked and the tools cleared away, the speakers are cranked up on the awesome AfterTrack stage.

Not to mention double 2016 World RX winner  Andreas Bakkerud, who was in the paddock for part of the weekend getting to grips with his temporary new ride – a NTCC class Mustang Touring Car.