Thruxton Race Meetings
New guidance has been issued by the government today which affects spectators attending non-elite sporting events. This would have been permitted as part of step two of the roadmap which comes in to effect from Monday 12 April onwards.
Whilst outdoor attractions and events can take place with up to 4,000 visitors, a specific ban has been applied to spectators at sports events until 17 May.
This means that the Classic Sports Car Club Race Meeting here at Thruxton (Sat 1 - Sun 2 May 2021) will now be run behind closed doors with only essential personnel able to attend.
TICKET HOLDER REFUNDS
We will automatically refund the full cost of any ticket purchases within 7 working days.
We are disappointed by this latest announcement and appreciate the disappointment that this will cause, but we have to follow the guidelines from the government. We are grateful for your understanding at this time and look forward to welcoming you back to Thruxton soon.
Spectators will be welcome at Thruxton for race meetings, in line with the latest government roadmap guidance after 17 May, in compliance with COVID-secure guidance issued by the government at that time. Starting with the Thruxton Historic (Sat 12 - Sun 13 June) - A two-day event with plenty of historic and classic racing action on track and a host of family-friendly attractions of it.
Buy With Confidence
Should we be unable to have spectators at a race meeting in 2021. Customers will have the option of a full refund or to transfer their tickets.
We've put measures in place to ensure Thruxton operates in a Covid secure environment, ensuring spectators are kept safe whilst enjoying the racing action on the track. We'll keep our website updated with the latest information and guidance and will communicate with all ticket holders regularly.
Circuit & Junior Driving Experiences
Dates are now available for 2021. View 2021 dates here
Gifts at Thruxton
Looking for a special present for the petrolhead in your life? We have a number of supercar, sports car and racing car driving experiences available from £99 up to £1000. There's something for everyone, including budding junior drivers, who can learn to drive and experience a white knuckle ride around the circuit.
All driving experience gift vouchers are valid for 12 months, giving the lucky recipient plenty of time to book a date to attend. We also offer an instant 'e-voucher' delivered to your inbox, so you'll always have something to give as a present.
Buy With Confidence
With over 35 years of experience operating driving experiences, our team has worked hard to ensure Thruxton is Covid safe for customers visiting Thruxton.
If you have any questions or would like to talk through our driving experiences. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call our office on 01264 882222. We also have a LiveChat function on our website.
Covid Safe Venue
We've made some changes to how our driving experience days operate to ensure the safety of our guests and colleagues while at Thruxton.
A robust plan has been completed including a COVID-19 risk assessment and additional measures have been put in place to ensure the safety of our guests and colleagues while at Thruxton.
• We have carried out a COVID-19 risk assessment
• We have additional cleaning, handwashing, hand sanitising and hygiene procedures in place
• We have taken all reasonable steps to ensure government guidance on social distancing is maintained
• All vehicles will be sanitised after each customer drive
We've taken extensive measures to ensure the health and wellbeing of our guests and colleagues whilst at Thruxton by implementing strict social distancing when moving around the venue or inside the buildings, and other preventative measures in our facilities to ensure we can operate safely. This includes clear signage and enhanced cleaning procedures.
In addition to this, we have sourced and invested in hand sanitiser stations, anti-viral surface cleaning products and protective safety screens where appropriate.
We do however rely heavily on the cooperation of our visitors to comply with the latest government guidance and best practice to ensure a safe venue for all. In line with Government guidance, if you are displaying any symptoms whatsoever (new/persistent/continuous cough, fever and loss or change to your sense of smell/taste) you should not attend Thruxton under any circumstances.
Please read out Customer Information Sheet for full details.
ON THE DAY
At the start of the day before any guests arrive, all public area surfaces and all vehicles in use will be wiped down with an approved antibacterial/antiviral odourless cleaner.
This procedure will be repeated for every vehicle between each customer drive.
On arrival, all guests must park in the customer car park. Please allow plenty of space between vehicles to allow other guests enough space.
All guests must wash or sanitise their hands and fit a face mask before entering any building at Thruxton.
Thruxton Skid Pan
Thruxton Skid Pan will reopen closed whilst Thruxton is in tier 4.
When we are able to operate, a robust plan has been completed including a COVID-19 risk assessment. Additional measures have been put in place to ensure the safety of our guests and colleagues whilst at the skid pan.
- We have carried out a COVID-19 risk assessment
- We have additional cleaning, handwashing, hand sanitising and hygiene procedures in place
- We have taken all reasonable steps to ensure government guidance on social distancing is maintained
ON THE DAY
At the start of the day before any guests' arrival, all public area surfaces inside the Skid Pan building and the vehicles used in the experience will be wiped down with an approved antibacterial/antiviral odourless cleaner.
On arrival, all guests/drivers will need to remain in their cars or outside of the Skid Pan building until 5 minutes before there designated start time.
Please use the hand sanitiser provided to clean your hands before entering into the Skid Pan building.
The host will direct guests to a table which will have printed laminated guidelines and a sign-on sheet for the driver to sign.
At the end of the session, guests and drivers will be asked to leave promptly via the rear door and wooden gates allowing for cleaning of the building and cars and the next group to enter via the front door without any cross over.
This procedure will be repeated between sessions.
The Skid Pan is operated with two guests per car both being a driver and passenger, in front and rear-wheel-drive cars.
All drivers will be required to wear a three-ply surgical type face mask whilst in the vehicle, they will also be required to use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer on entry to the vehicles and when changing from driver to passenger and vice, versa.
The instructor will carry out the driver briefing from a designated area delineated by tape at the front of the building with guests and drivers seated.
After the briefing drivers will be allocated to a vehicle and asked to apply a face mask and sanitise their hands before entering the vehicle.
Drivers will re-sanitise their hands at all driver changeovers. There will be hand sanitiser in the vehicles.
GUESTS, REFRESHMENTS AND VIEWING AREAS
Any driver booked on the Skid Pan may bring a maximum of 3 guests, each party will have a table and four chairs allocated to them, spaced a minimum of two metres from adjacent tables, guests will be required to stay at their allocated table or maintain the governments recommended social distancing guidelines.
There will be no drinks/refreshments available in the Skid Pan building, but please do not hesitate to bring your own, if so, please dispose of the empties in the bins provided.
None driving guests may go outside to take photographs but will be required to sanitise their hands before re-entering the building.
Thruxton Kart Centre
Following the announcement of the Government's roadmap out of lockdown, Thruxton Kart Centre will reopen from Monday 29 March.
We’re making plans and preparations to ensure that we are ready to safely welcome customers back to the Kart Centre. Group sizes will be limited initially and all guests must follow the government guidelines.
More information on the steps we’re taking to keep customers safe and what to expect when you arrive will be available on our website.
Contact the Kart Centre
For all enquiries, please email email@example.com
We have strict safety and social distancing measures in place. We'll be taking extensive measures to ensure the health and wellbeing of our customers and colleagues throughout the kart centre by implementing strict social distancing and other preventative measures to ensure we can operate safely. This will include clear signage and enhanced cleaning procedures.
In addition to this, we have sourced and invested in hand sanitiser stations, anti-viral surface cleaning products and protective safety screens where appropriate. We do however rely heavily on the cooperation of our visitors to comply with the latest government guidance and best practice to ensuring a safe venue for all.
In line with Government guidance, if you are displaying any symptoms whatsoever (new/persistent/continuous cough, fever and loss or change to your sense of smell/taste) you should not attend Thruxton Kart Centre under any circumstances.
- Fixed and stand-alone sanitising stations and signage in place along with social distancing signs and banners.
- One way route around the building with clear directional signage.
- Perspex screens at reception along with appropriate PPE for staff handling helmets/race suits.
- Face masks for all staff.
- Sanitised racewear for single customer use only.
- Ozone sanitising cabinet for all helmets and other equipment.
- “Hygiene Pack” comprising of balaclava and gloves are mandatory to any driver that doesn’t have their own. These can be purchased on the day and cost £3
- Cleaning of the building and karts between groups.
- Card payments only.
- Limited group numbers.
- Spectators/none participating visitors are not allowed into the kart centre building.
- Increased time between events to minimise crossover.
Do I need to book, or can I just turn up?
We run arrive and drive sessions on an open basis but strongly recommend calling ahead to avoid unnecessary waiting, please call 01264 771 988. All other events need to be booked in advance. Check the what's on page for the latest availability.
Can I bring my own race suit, helmet and gloves?
Yes, if you have your own equipment then you’re welcome to use them. However, it’s not mandatory. We have a 'Hygiene Pack' available for £3 (balaclava and gloves) which you can keep and use again in the future.
Will social distancing be adhered to at the Kart Centre?
Yes, we’ve put strict safety measures in place inside the kart centre which includes clear social distancing guidelines to ensure customers are kept apart at all times. The directional signage will guide you when you arrive at the kart centre and throughout the building.
What cleaning measures have you put in place?
We have purchased 'Ozone Cabinets' which disinfect and sanitise racewear such as helmets and other equipment. Our suits are washed after every single use. We are also making it mandatory for customers to wear a balaclava which covers your face and neck (leaving an open area in front of your eyes). You can either bring your own balaclava or purchase our 'Hygiene Pack' for £3 which includes a balaclava and gloves.
If you have your own equipment, you are more than welcome to use these.
The building and karts will be sanitised between groups.
Do I need to arrive for my event any earlier?
No. Please arrive for your event at the time stated on your booking. If you do arrive earlier, please wait in your car to give the previous group time to exit the kart centre and our team time to sanitise the building and karts.
If I feel sick before my event, what should I do?
Do not come to the kart centre. Please call us on 01264 771988 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll talk through available options.
Can cadets and juniors use the kart centre?
Yes, our club circuit is also re-opening. Check the what's on page for the latest availability and times when the circuit will be open.
When arriving at the kart centre, follow the directional signage to the entrance. Please follow the one-way system at all times.