Thruxton circuit the fastest in the country with legendary high speed corners and a reputation as a real drivers circuit. It is also one of the longest in the UK at 2.4 miles per lap - something to consider when comparing us with our competitors!
Camping at Thruxton
British Touring Cars
There is a dedicated campsite with temporary toilets, fresh water supply and waste disposal points. Camping for 2020 must be pre-booked on a "first come first served" basis and a charge of £20 per person is payable. Tickets are limited. Children 15 years and under are Free of Charge and must be with an accompanying adult.
The campsite is open and manned from 12pm (Midday) the Thursday before the BTCC meeting. The campsite is manned 24 hours but the latest arrival is 11pm, to avoid disruption to the other campers.
A valid entry ticket for the meeting is required to access the Campsite.
All Other Meetings
For meetings other than those listed above, camping is Free of Charge. There are toilets/water supply available (permanent building at Allard Corner and Campbell/Cobb/Segrave Complex).
NO OPEN FIRES AT ANY TIME AND PLEASE USE THE BINS PROVIDED TO DISPOSE OF YOUR LITTER. Animals are NOT admitted to the Circuit, Paddocks, Campsite or Car Parks (except Guide/Helper dogs for Blind/Disabled visitors).
Function and Hospitality Rooms
We have a number of permanent rooms for hire. Our function rooms are ideal for training courses, conferences, business meetings, presentations, breakfast meetings, private dining or public room hire all in the surroundings of the UK's fastest race circuit.
Our in-house catering department works alongside the circuit team to provide a professional service, with the ability to cater for up to one thousand people. Our history shows that we are happy and willing to deal with any event from small meetings to elaborate corporate functions, Christmas parties or weddings.
To discuss your requirements please contact Carol Johnson on 01264 882222
Thruxton Centre Capacity 400 Guests
The New Thruxton Centre is a new two-story, 1415 m2 flagship hospitality building and the latest addition to the venue as part of a modernisation programme. The state of the art facility includes;
A new restaurant and bar
Outside viewing terrace and balcony
Full catering facilities
The building is fitted with all the expected facilities to deliver stunning and memorable events for both large and small groups. Our on-site event and catering team will work with you to ensure your event is a success.
Thruxton Suite Capacity 50 Guests - £200 per day + VAT
Located in the centre of the circuit. The Thruxton Suite is ideal for board meetings or private dining etc. and has its own private bar.
Media Centre Capacity 40 Guests - £150 per day + VAT
Located in the centre of the circuit, next to race control and the paddock. The media centre is ideal for presentations, meetings and conferences
Hospitality Suites POA
We have ten individual suites available for hire on our race days which are also available throughout the year for private or corporate events and track days. The suites are located adjacent to the start/finish straight, opposite the race control tower.
There are six double suites and four single suites.
- Each double suite provides seating for 20 guests or standing for 40 guests.
- Each single suite provides seating for 10 guest or standing for 20 guests.
- Additionally garden furniture is available for use on the paved and grassed areas in front of the suites.
We have a full range of equipment and services available to hire including:
- Wireless internet access
- Flat screen TVs
Our corporate clients travel from all over the world to experience world-class racing and we are pleased to offer catering facilities that complement the pleasure and excitement of our on-track activities. We can cater for up to one hundred and thirty people.
To discuss your own particular catering requirements, please contact our Catering Manager, Mark Youngs on 01264 882223.
Located beneath the air traffic control tower, on the outside of the track. Historically, this building housed the command and control offices when Thruxton was occupied by the Royal Air Force.
Named after the small single-engined plane that was constructed at Thruxton just after the First World War, the Jackaroo is now open seven days a week between 9am and 5pm.
Customers include visitors to the circuit, people flying from the airfield and members of the public. Our regular menu offers a wide choice, and 'specials of the day' are usually available as well.
On race-days, a radio commentary is provided by 'Radio Thruxton' available on 87.7FM.
History of Thruxton
Like many race circuits Thruxton was originally a wartime airfield. Commissioned in 1941 the airfield was host to both the RAF and USAF and played a major part in the D-Day landings as a base for troop carrying aircraft and gliders. Declared surplus to requirements in 1946, motorsport started in 1950 with motor bikes on a track comprising both the runways and perimeter roads.
Cars joined the bikes in 1952 for only one year as the deteriorating wartime tarmac was breaking up badly. Amazingly, bikes continued racing until 1965, but by then plans were under way to redevelop the site and motor racing returned on a new track in 1968. The new layout ignored the old runways and followed the lines of the perimeter road with the inclusion of the chicane and further round the track three tight corners in succession: Campbell, Cobb and Segrave, commonly referred to as the Complex.
Even with these tight corners Thruxton is the fastest race circuit in the UK, with Formula Renaults averaging well over 100mph in race conditions. Thruxton soon gained a reputation as a real drivers circuit with its seemingly never ending high speed corners around the back of the track where success required total commitment.
Thruxton's fame grew from the Easter Monday Formula 2 meetings where Formula 1 drivers of the day battled with up and coming talent. Household names like Graham Hill, Jackie Stewart and Jochen Rindt all thrilled the crowds in the early races. Since then Thruxton has seen all our recent Formula 1 drivers race regularly at the track at some time in their career.
In 1993 Damon Hill, Formula 1 World Champion, drove a demonstration run in the Williams FW15C, recording an incredible 57.6 second lap of the 2.4 mile circuit, an average speed of 147.25mph.
It is now the high speed rounds of the British Touring car championship and Superbikes that regularly bring in capacity crowds. If you follow these series you may have seen Thruxton on the television or even lapped the circuit on the Playstation Touring Car game, but as always there is nothing like doing it for real.