Covid-19 Information

In line with the guidelines announced by the government, we are taking extensive measures to ensure the health and wellbeing of our customers and colleagues throughout the venue by implementing strict social distancing and other preventative measures in our facilities 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 under any circumstances.

Thruxton Race Meetings

A revised race meeting calendar has now been released. View the calendar here.

Unfortunately, BSB has been cancelled as well as British Trucks but both will return in 2021.

 

Additional Safety Measures

In line with the guidelines announced by the government, we’ve taken steps to reopen 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.

KEY INFORMATION
  • 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

We will be taking extensive measures to ensure the health and wellbeing of our guests and colleagues throughout the venue by implementing strict social distancing and other preventative measures in our facilities 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 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.

 

Tickets Sales

All tickets must be purchased online in advance to guarantee admission. Please email info@barc.net if you are unable to purchase tickets online. If tickets are purchased after the last posting date, your tickets will be available to collect when you arrive at Thruxton from the ticket hut in the main car park.

Season pass holders and resident pass holders are not required to confirm their attendance in advance. Please present your passes on arrival at Thruxton.

 

Grandstand Seating

Grandstands will be closed for the 2020 season.

 

Paddock Access

The governing bodies of motorsport in this country (Motorsport UK, the ACU and MCRCB) require all working areas of a race meeting to be closed to the general public. Access to the paddock will only be available for competitors and officials.

 

Camping

The campsite is open and free of charge. The campsite has toilet and chemical waste facilities but no showers will be available. Enhanced cleaning of the toilets has been put in place, in line with government guidance.

 

Event Specific FAQ’s

Each race meeting page on our website has an FAQ and Facilities section which will include event-specific information. Including what to do if you have booked tickets for an event that's been cancelled or postponed due to COVID-19.

 

Summary

This summary explains the new procedures and safety measures we have put in place to protect our guests and colleagues and ensure Thruxton is COVID-secure.

 

BEFORE ARRIVAL
  • All tickets must be purchased in advance to guarantee entry
  • Ticket holders are advised to check our website and social media pages for the latest information before leaving home
  • Visitors must not attend if they are displaying any symptoms associated with COVID-19 or are required to self-isolate

 

ON ARRIVAL
  • Additional signage is in place to reinforce social distancing measures, highlight one-way systems and hand sanitiser locations
  • Advance-only tickets sale will minimise queues
  • Hand sanitiser will be available at building entrances for visitors use
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) will be available for all members of staff

 

MAINTAINING SOCIAL DISTANCING AND VISITOR SAFETY
  • Tickets are limited for each race meeting
  • Thruxton has large areas of open spectator banking, allowing guests to easily space themselves out and adhere to social distancing guidelines
  • There is prominent social distancing signage around the venue
  • Public access to all working areas (e.g. paddocks, pit lanes and garages) is prohibited until further notice
  • Walkways and building entrances and exits may be one-way or closed where social distancing is not possible
  • Some facilities may not be open at every race meeting

 

RESTAURANTS AND FOOD
Thruxton Centre (competitors and officials only)
  • We are offering a takeaway service, which can also be pre-ordered to help reduce queuing times, in addition to a wider menu in the restaurant
  • Food and drink will predominantly be served in disposable containers with plenty of bins available
  • Signage will reinforce social distancing within queues
  • New hygiene screens have been installed at service counters
  • Cutlery and condiments will be given to visitors with their meal on request, rather than left in open areas
  • Payments will need to be ‘contactless’ (where possible)
  • All members of catering staff will be wearing appropriate PPE

 

Food Outlets

Concessions will be open around the trade site and spectator banks

 

TOILETS
  • Enhanced cleaning procedures and disinfecting of high-frequency touchpoints such as doors, taps and flush handles
  • Hand sanitising stations are available in the key entrance and exit points
  • Signage and floor markers will be in place to enable social distancing in queues
  • Should the toilets become busy, we’ll operate a ‘one out, one in’ system. Please look for signage for information
  • All visitors are asked to uphold the highest possible hygiene standards which is supported by signage in key areas

Circuit & Junior Driving Experiences

We're back on track with our circuit driving experiences in our fleet of supercars, sports cars and racing cars, plus junior driving experiences are also running.

 

ADDITIONAL SAFTEY MEASURES

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 will be taking extensive measures to ensure the health and wellbeing of our guests and colleagues throughout the venue 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 our Customer Information Sheet for full details.

 

PRE-EVENT VIDEO

 

ONLINE REGISTRATION

If you're due to attend a driving day with us (circuit driving or junior driving) you must complete our online registration process before you arrive. We'll send an email to you 7 days before your event date with details of how to register.

You’ll need your booking reference number to log in. Please confirm your details, tell us who you’re bringing with you and confirm you’ve read our terms and conditions and customer information sheet.

 

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 as marked on the paddock map below. 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.

 

ADDITIONAL GUESTS, REFRESHEMENT AND VIEWING AREAS

Guests are welcome free of charge, however, entry to the various buildings will be limited so they should attend expecting to be outside for the majority of your visit. There are plenty of viewing areas of the circuit and cars.

THE RESTAURANT WILL BE OPEN FOR TAKEAWAY FOOD AND DRINK, HOWEVER, THIS WILL NEED TO BE TAKEN OUTSIDE TO CONSUME

Skid Pan Driving Experiences

We're pleased to announce that the Skid Pan is now open.

A robust re-opening 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.

 

KEY INFORMATION
  • 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.

 

EXPERIENCE FORMAT

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

Our sales team have been inundated with phone calls and emails as we start to open the kart centre again. Please bear with us, we will get back to you. We'd like to thank all of our customers for their support during this difficult time. We're looking forward to welcoming you all back to the kart centre again.

 

Office Opening Hours

Our sales team will be available from 9am - 5pm, Monday - Friday. Call us on 01264 882231 to check availability. Alternatively email: info@thruxtonkarting.co.uk.

 

Safety measures

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.

 

FAQ's

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 unecessary 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 info@thruxtonkarting.co.uk 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.

 

Building Layout

When arriving at the kart centre, follow the directional signage to the entrance. Please follow the one-way system at all times.

One-way system