Thruxton is the fastest circuit in the UK and at 2.356 miles is also one of the longest.
The circuit is located 5 miles west of Andover in the county of Hampshire and was originally built in 1940 as RAF Thruxton. During 1942 and 1943 the airfield was used by many different RAF squadrons. In 1944 the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) arrived. The airfield was used during World War II for various purposes including operations during the D-Day landings.
1950 saw the arrival of motor racing, initially bikes and then in 52, cars.
Thruxton now plays host to a number of different racing categories and high profile championships such as the MCE British Superbikes and the British Touring Cars.
2018 saw Thruxton celebrate 50 years – The first motorsport event to be held in the venue’s current guise was in March, 1968.
The Thruxton Centre – Thruxton Circuit’s new, £2 million state-of-the-art hospitality facility – was officially opened on Sunday, 3 June by 31-time Grand Prix-winner and 1992 Formula 1 World Champion, Nigel Mansell CBE alongside his lifelong friend and semi-retired motorsport commentator and journalist, Murray Walker OBE.
May 06-07 – Classic Sports Car Club Race Meeting
June 03-04 – Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship
June 17-18 – Thruxton Historic
July 08-09 – British Trucks Race Meeting
July 29-30 – BARC Summer Festival Race Meeting
August 11-13 – Bennetts British Superbike Championship
The racing is always spectacular. The cars are an eclectic mix, many with a fascinating history.
Look out for Hampshire drivers Ricky Collard and Nick Halstead.
Ricky Collard made his BTCC debut in 2018 where he took the wheel instead of his dad Rob Collard. He races for Toyota GAZOO Racing UK.
Basingstoke racing driver Nick Halstead races for BRISTOL STREET MOTORS with EXCELR8. He made his championship debut in 2021 with 2023 being his first full season.
Photos of BTCC at Thruxton May 2022
Photos of BTCC at Thruxton August 2019
Photos of BTCC at Thruxton May 2019
Photos of Thruxton 50th Anniversary
Team BMW to defend BTCC 2018 titles with Turkington and Collard
Photos of BTCC 2018 at Thruxton
Photos of BTCC 2017 at Thruxton
Photos of BTCC 2016 at Thruxton
Photos of British Superbikes 2015 at Thruxton
Hampshire drivers podium success at BTCC 2015
Photos of BTCC 2015 at Thruxton
The MSA British Touring Car Championship at Thruxton 9-10 May 2015
The MSA Formula Championship at Thruxton 9-10 May 2015