Thruxton Race Track is a National level Race Track situated near Andover in England. Thruxton started life as an RAF base in the second world war, after which it was decommissioned and in 1950 used for a race circuit. Starting off as a motorcycle track, it has moved onto hosting car meetings too. The track is of an extremely high speed nature, and is one of the fastest on the BTCC calender. Owing to planning restrictions they can only run 12 days of racing a year, but these days they host the BTCC, and British Superbike Championship.
If you’re driving the track, it’s extremely fast. The average speed is one of the highest of any race track in the UK, the only real braking points are Campbell, Goodwood and the final corner, Club. Two main overtaking areas are found on the lap, on the way into Campbell and out through Cobb as well as the chicane of club.
It’s still based around an active airfield, but what that does mean is that it’s always accessible, and there is a cafe by the final chicane open all year round! Facilities at the venue are now a little out dated, the pit garages are in need of replacing and as such the team don’t really use them, cars are wheeled back to the garages. The positive of this is that it’s much for accessible for fans and you don’t have anything stopping you getting really close. One of the negatives of Thruxton is that around 2/3 of the track isn’t accessible to spectators, fortunately the 1/3 that is available is much better, with all of the overtaking spots as well as the start finish. Two grandstands can be found on the final corner, and the rest of the track is grass banking. It can be absolutely freezing at the track because it’s really open, wrap up warm!
Length: 2.356 Miles (3.793KM)
Thruxton Racing Circuit,
Tel: 01264 882200
Fax: 01264 882233
Nearest Railway Station: Grateley Railway Station (2.5 miles)
Nearest Airport: Southampton (20 miles)
Nearest Road: A303
Closest Hotels: Andover (8 Miles)