Thruxton Kart Centre

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Thruxton Kart Centre is one of the very best outdoor kart circuits in the country. Located next to the main circuit, it's fast, challenging (you always feel you could have gone a little quicker) and requires commitment and stamina.

We have three different circuits available, at 1,100 metres long our full circuit has a selection of fast, slow and technical corners. Our 13bhp Thunderkarts can reach speeds of 60mph - this is real racing and is guaranteed to bring out your competitive nature.

With three different circuit layouts, Thruxton Kart Centre has something for everyone, whether you’re an experienced karter or just starting out.

thruxton kart centre circuit layouts

Club Circuit

Our newest circuit - the Club circuit, was designed with Arrive & Drive and Junior (8 years old onwards) sessions in mind. The Club circuit features four different configurations (130m, 146m, 210m and 365m) and the ability to run independent of our two other circuits.

 

900m National circuit

Our most popular circuit is the 900m National Circuit. The circuit, being 7 metres wide, will easily allow 3 and sometimes even 4 karts abreast into most of the corners. This track also includes our unique flyover, a first for a UK outdoor kart circuit!

 

1100m National Circuit

Finally the 1100m Full Circuit is an extension of the National circuit by the inclusion of the loop and hairpin in the north east corner.

 

Great attention has been paid to the driving experience on all our ciruits, having kerbs in the right places, suitable drainage and fast and exciting corners.

Contact the Kart Centre on 01264 774 917 or visit their dedicated website here

Thunderkarts

thunderkart

The Thunderkart from Biz is combined with the 390cc Honda Thunder engine, a lighter kart with a more sensitive and progressive response to driver input, particularly at speed. In comparison to the more commonly found rental/corporate chassis, the race chassis ultimately gives a much more rewarding karting experience. The engine is big on torque ultimately propelling the kart to speeds in excess of 55mph which is achievable on the kart circuit.

  • 13bhp, 390cc
  • Reaches speeds in excess of 55mph!
  • For drivers 15+ years old
  • Minimum height: 5ft (1.52m)

 

Stratos

Stratos

These are adult karts but have variable electronic rev limiters fitted for the safety of junior (under 15) drivers. The Stratos is a very versitile kart. Forgiving enough for junior drivers but still fast enough for expeienced karters.

  • 5.5bhp, 160cc
  • For drivers 12+ years old
  • Minimum height: 5ft (1.52m)

 

Cadet

Cadet

These are fitted with adjustable seat, full wrap around bodywork, double adjustable pedals and variable electronic rev limiters. The cadet kart from Biz is the result of years of development for the junior karting market. Fantastic to drive but with the safety features you'd expect for children of 8 years old.

  • 4bhp, 120cc
  • For drivers 8+ years old
  • Minimum height: 4'4" (1.32m)

Contact the Kart Centre on 01264 774 917 or visit their dedicated website here

Arrive and Drive

From £20

Our arrive & drive sessions start from just £20 for a 15 minute session on the Club Circuit and £25 for a 15 minute session on the National Circuit. You're welcome to do multiple sessions, availability permitting.

  • Arrive & sign-on
  • Suits, helmets, gloves etc
  • Briefing
  • 15 minutes track time
  • Presentation of lap times
  • One session takes approx. 40 minutes to run

Whether you're trying karting for the first time or want to get some extra track time before your next big race, our Arrive and Drive sessions are the perfect solution. We run these sessions around other events on the kart track so please call the kart centre direct on 01264 774 917 for up-to-date availability.

 

Grand Prix Races

Super Prix from £55

Grand Prix racing is one of the most exciting forms of Motorsport. Plenty of track time, ultra-competitive and thoroughly rewarding, our Grand Prix events are the most popular format we run. Imagine racing wheel to wheel with your friends or colleagues, sat only inches off the ground in 60mph racing karts, four abreast into the first corner - this is the closest thing you'll get to racing without a licence.

The practice session gives enough time to learn the circuit in preparation for the first heat race. Heading up to the first corner approaching 50mph, this is proper racing! If you don't do well the first time then there's always another race to make up some places. Then a final awaits (all drivers will drive in a Final), The top three receive trophies and the winner receives that all important champagne.

We run two types of Grand Prix Events: Grand Prix and Super Prix

Grand Prix
  • Arrival & sign-on
  • Suits & helmets
  • Briefing session
  • 8 minute practice
  • Heat 1 - 8 laps
  • Heat 2 - 8 laps
  • 12 lap final
  • Presentation and Trophies
  • Approx 2.5hrs total
Super Prix
  • Arrival & sign-on
  • Suits, helmets & briefing
  • 8 minute practice
  • 8 lap heat
  • 10 lap final
  • Presentation and Trophies
  • Approx. 1.5+ hrs Total

Contact the Kart Centre on 01264 7744 917 or visit their dedicated website here

 

Race Night

£50 per person

Takes the same format as our Super Prix events and are held every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month. This is perfect for a hassle-free karting event.

Contact the Kart Centre on 01264 7744 917 or visit their dedicated website here

 

Endurance Events

Le Mans, Sepang, Daytona, Bathurst, all legendary endurance races. It's the true test of a driver's ability; one kart, one circuit and no mistakes. Using our race chassis Thunderkarts, endurance races can be in teams or as individuals. Strategy plays a major part of the race, driver changes, fuel stops, driver order. The winner is the individual or team who has completed the most laps within the race duration.

 

Indidivdual Endurance

£80 per person

If you're up for a challenge, then our Individual Endurance races may suit you. With just under an hour's track time, these races are a true test of endurance, but great fun to participate in. We run these events throughout the year.

  • Arrival & sign-on
  • Suits & helmets
  • Briefing session
  • 10 minutes practice/qualifying
  • 45 minute race
  • Presentations & Trophies

 

Mini Endurance

£140 per team

If Grand Prix racing's not your thing then Endurance racing offers a different set of challenges. Our Mini Endurance is suitable for two-man teams ensuring lots of track time.

  • Arrival & sign-on
  • Suits & helmets
  • Briefing Session
  • Helmet & Race Suit Fitting
  • 15 minute practice/qualifying
  • 1 hour endurance race

 

Team Endurance

£230 per team

One weekend in every month we hold a Team Endurance race. These are hotly contested and prizes are given for every race. Using our 60mph Thunderkarts all you have to worry about is your race strategy. Suitable for teams of up to four or five drivers, enter as many teams as you like. A maximum of 18 teams can take part in our team endurance races. Each race includes 3 compulsory pit stops, one of which is the fuel stop.

  • Arrival & sign-on
  • Suits & helmets
  • Briefing Session
  • Helmet & Race Suit Fitting
  • 30 minutes qualifying
  • 2 hour race
  • Presentation and trophies
  • Maximum 18 teams

Contact the Kart Centre on 01264 7744 917 or visit their dedicated website here

 

Tuition

£70 for 1 hour session

Thinking of taking up kart racing? Fancy improving your karting skills? Our karting tuition may be just the thing for you. One of our instructors will teach you about racing technique, including what lines to take on the circuit, when to brake etc.

Sessions run over a one hour period. In this time, you'll be given a full briefing (which goes into a lot more technical detail than our standard briefing), have a walk-round of the track, the karts and the pit lane area. On to the track - you start off following the instructor, then the instructor will follow you watching your progress and finding ways in which you can improve your technique. Once all this is done, you'll be sent out to complete some timed laps, with a full debriefing to conclude the session. Lap record sheets will be available. We can tailor your tuition to suit if required.

  • Sign-On
  • Suit and helmet fitting
  • Briefing, showing racing line, braking points, etc
  • Track walk/talk
  • Kart demonstration
  • Pupil follows instructor on circuit
  • Instructor then follows pupil
  • Back to the pits for advice and critique
  • Out on to circuit again (if required)
  • Timed Laps
  • De-brief
  • Can be tailored to suit

Contact the Kart Centre on 01264 774 917 or visit their dedicated website here

Arrive and Drive

From 20 per person

The quickest way to get out on the track, our Arrive and Drive events run throughout the year. Just turn up, kit up, and drive, they're perfect for children just getting started with karting. Arrive and Drive sessions start from £20 for 15 minutes.

 

Junior Karting Parties

Why not host your next birthday party at Thruxton Kart Centre? We're fully equipped to handle parties of any size for ages 8 and up. Here's a sample of what we can do: * Arrive & Drive at £20 per head per session - simply turn up and kart! Our simplest format for when you just want to get behind the wheel and kart!

  • Junior Sprint Race (Format 1) at £50 per head - For those that want a bit more, this is a proper race format for a minimum of 5 drivers. Normally lasts around 1hr 45min for 5 drivers, or up to 3 hours for 12-15 drivers.

  • Junior Sprint Race (Format 2) at £35 per head - A new sprint format that's definitely not for novices! Fast, exciting karting for experienced karters.

  • Weekdays & School Holidays - we can be more flexible with timings on the above formats as these days are usually less busy. We can also arrange bookings for after school - this is seasonal from mid April through to mid September.

Contact the Kart Centre on 01264 7744 917 or visit their dedicated website here

 

Junior Sprint Race

£50 per person

Our junior sprint races offer young karting enthusiasts the chance to experience the thrills of participating in a full race event. Consisting of a practice session, heats and a final; these events are perfect for competitive young karters, with trophies at the end for the winners. Great for families too.

Available for 8 to 15 year olds. 8-11 year olds will race in our Cadet Karts (minimum height: 1.3m), while 12-15 year olds will drive our Stratos Karts (minimum height: 1.52m). Duration depends on the number of participants and will range from approximately 1hr 45mins to 3hrs.

A minimum of 5 participants are required to run a race.

Sprint 1
  • Arrive & sign-on
  • Suits, helmets & briefing
  • 1 x 8 minute practice
  • 2 x 8 minute heats
  • 1 x 8 minute final
  • All drivers go into a final
Sprint 2
  • Arrive & sign-on
  • Suits, helmets & briefing
  • 1 x 6 minute practice
  • 2 x 4 minute heats
  • 1 x 6 minute final
  • All drivers go into a final

Contact the Kart Centre on 01264 7744 917 or visit their dedicated website here

 

Junior Individual Endurance

£45 per person

New for this Winter 2012 - the Junior Individual Endurance format. For those keen racing drivers who want a challenge, this format features a long 20 minute race where anything can happen!

Individual Endurance events are available for 8 to 15 year olds. 8-11 year olds will race in our Cadet Karts (minimum height: 1.3m) while 12-15 year olds will get to drive our Stratos Karts (minimum height: 1.52m).

  • Sign-on and Briefing
  • 8 minutes practice/qualifying
  • 20 minutes race
  • Prize giving

Contact the Kart Centre on 01264 7744 917 or visit their dedicated website here

 

Junior Cadet Course

£120 per person (full course)

Aimed at 8 - 12 year olds, the Junior Cadet Club runs over two Sundays. The two events are designed to take budding race drivers through their paces whilst teaching them the fundamentals of kart racing.

Modules are tailored to suit each group. A buddy instructor takes children through exercises to ascertain their ability and encourage confidence behind the wheel of the kart. The 2nd module builds upon the 1st and progresses into race craft, such as braking, cornering, etc, as well as time trials. Certificates are presented at the end of the course.

The course can accommodate up to 7 pupils. Each pupil has their own kart, with no sharing!

The course can be paid for all in one go, or with a £60 deposit with the remainder payable at sign-on.

Contact the Kart Centre on 01264 7744 917 or visit their dedicated website here

 

Junior Tuition

£70 per 1 hour session

Thinking of taking up kart racing? Fancy improving your karting skills? Our karting tuition may be just the thing for you. One of our instructors will teach you about racing technique, including what lines to take on the circuit, when to brake etc.

Sessions run over a one hour period. In this time, you'll be given a full briefing (which goes into a lot more technical detail than our standard briefing), have a walk-round of the track, the karts and the pit lane area. On to the track - you start off following the instructor, then the instructor will follow you watching your progress and finding ways in which you can improve your technique. Once all this is done, you'll be sent out to complete some timed laps, with a full debriefing to conclude the session. Lap record sheets will be available.

This is designed to improve budding kart racers technique - either for fun or extra coaching towards a race licence. We can - if required - tailor this course to personal requirements.

These events run on weekdays and school holidays only.

Contact the Kart Centre on 01264 774 917 or visit their dedicated website here

 

Kart Licence - ARKS Licence

£93 per person (full test)

If you're looking to take karting to the next level and race competitively you'll need you ARKS licence. As an ARKS member we're fully equipped for you to take your test with us. For more details, please ring us on 01264 774 917, visit the ARKS website at.

2013 Price List:
* Full Test: £50.00 (course only) or £90 using our equipment
* Go-Karting Starter Pack: £60.00 - includes 1st licence. Visit www.msauk.org for more details
* Written Test Only: £43.00
* Driving Test Only: £56.00
* Prior track practice is available and recommended: £25.00 for 15 minutes
* All prices include VAT

Contact the Kart Centre on 01264 774 917 or visit their dedicated website here

Thruxton Kart Centre is perfect for any type of corporate event, whether it's just a meeting, launching a new product or an out and out karting event. We have all the facilities needed to endure a first class event – meeting rooms, AV equipment, catering services, safety equipment, race chassis karts, and one of the best outdoor kart circuits in the UK. Our exclusive packages include private use of the site, marshals, and the use of ten of our race chassis Thunderkarts (extra karts can be purchased).

Exclusive Half Day

Thruxton Kart Centre is exclusively yours for 4 hours. The half day package includes exclusive use of the site, marshalls, and 10 of our race chassis Thunderkarts. From arrival through to presentation and including your track time the half day package gives the flexibility to run Endurance races or Grand Prix style events.

Weekday: £2090 + VAT. Includes 10 karts, additional karts are charged at £125
Weekend: £2280 + VAT. Includes 10 karts, additional karts are charged at £140

Contact the Kart Centre on 01264 774 917 or visit their dedicated website here

 

Exclusive Full Day

Thruxton Kart Centre will be exclusively yours for the whole day. We can offer several different formats to suit your needs – Endurance Racing or Grand Prix events. The day can be divided to allow time for presentations, meetings, product launches or just a whole day of karting.

Contact the Kart Centre on 01264 774 917 or visit their dedicated website here

 

Half Day Karting, Half Day Meeting

Weekday: £2585 + VAT. Includes 10 karts, additional karts are charged at £125
Weekend: £2820 + VAT. Includes 10 karts, additional karts are charged at £140

Contact the Kart Centre on 01264 774 917 or visit their dedicated website here

 

Full Day Karting

Weekday: £3525 + VAT. Includes 10 karts, additional karts charged at £190
Weekends: £3850 + VAT. Includes 10 karts, additional karts charged at £200

Contact the Kart Centre on 01264 774 917 or visit their dedicated website here

 

Exclusive Events

Whether you just want to bring a few important customers along for a low key meeting or a no expenses spared staff day out, we can run any format event you require. We can also tailor our packages to suit, so if you don't see the exact format event you require here then please do not hesitate to contact us. We fully understand that numbers, budget and times change and we're fully equipped to deal with your requirements. Please ring us on 01264 774 917, or email us at info@thruxtonkarting.co.uk to discuss your requirements.

Contact the Kart Centre on 01264 774 917 or visit their dedicated website here