Thruxton Race Circuit is one of the fastest in the country, with legendary high-speed corners and a reputation as a place where circuit drivers can really test their skills. It lays claim to being one of the longest in the UK, at 2.4 miles per lap. Both track days and driving experiences are available to book here.
Thruxton, like many other circuits around the UK, was originally an old airfield, used during WWII. The airfield opened as a race track in 1950, both the runways and perimeter roads were used for the track.
To begin with, it was only bikes that used the track, until 1952 when the cars joined in on the action. Track action came to a stop in 1965, due to the tarmac being extremely worn. Plans were soon put into action to redevelop, and three years later in 1968, the track was reopened.
The newly developed track had been changed and instead of using the runways the perimeter roads were used and the new chicane along with three tight corners has made this track one of the greatest. Despite adding the chicane and the three corners, Thruxton is still believed to be the fastest race track in the UK.
A new 1100 metre outdoor state-of-the-art kart track has recently been opened, and this has been specially designed to provide a testing yet competitive course, built to an international specification. A demanding and highly versatile 4x4 facility, using a fleet of modern Land Rover Discoveries to tackle muddy terrains, many steep and angled inclines, chasms and a see-saw completes the spectrum of facilities offered by the Thruxton Motorsport Centre.
Full Circuit (from starting grid clockwise)