Thruxton Circuit enjoyed its own ‘Super Sunday’ this past weekend (June 12/13) as the sun set on a fantastic two days of retro-themed racing at the annual Thruxton Historic meeting.
Following on from a pulsating Saturday which saw the Hampshire venue open its gates to spectators for the first time this year, a limited number of spectators flocked to the fastest circuit in the UK for more entertainment from yesteryear.
In the second Historic Touring Cars Challenge contest, Ric Wood showcased what his Nissan Skyline GTR can do as he powered his way to a narrow victory over the race winners.
James Colburn was the cream of the crop in the HRDC ‘Classic Alfa Challenge’ whilst John Spiers piloted his Lister Knobbly to the top step of the podium in the HRDC 'Dunlop Allstars' for Pre-66 Sports, GT and Touring Cars encounter.
Spiers then partnered Tiff Needell to reign supreme in the MRL Jaguar Classic Challenge, sharing driving duties in the sensational Jaguar E-Type Lightweight.
Peter Williams lifted the coveted Jochen Rindt Trophy as he triumphed in race two, giving him the edge in the combined result to be crowned champion. Celebrating the best single-seater race cars from the 60s, 70 & 80s, Matthew Wrigley had won on day one however Sunday belonged to Williams.
At the wheel of the mighty Ralt RT1, Williams pipped Greg Roberston to victory and due to Wrigley being one of many unfortunate retirements, he wrapped up the Jochen Rindt Trophy as well.
Capping off Sunday’s on-track action was the Pre-War Sports Cars, which saw the pairing of Gareth Burnett and Michael Birch navigate their Talbot AV105 Brooklands to the chequered flag first.
Away from the racing there was plenty to see and do around the venue with parades, 4x4 rides (operated by Mission Motorsport) car clubs adorning the spectator banks and a trade village. One of the star attractions was situated on the Skid Pan in the shape of the Land Rover Legends show which showcased the very best examples from the marque. And included unique feature displays, the leading Land Rover clubs, the National Land Rover Awards, the Dunsfold Collection and a Land Rover parade on the race circuit.
next race meeting
Thruxton’s next event will welcome the British Truck Racing Championship for a blockbuster weekend of heavyweight thrills and spills on July 3/4. A number of championships from the British Automobile Racing Club will also be in action over the course of the weekend too. Plus the inaugural 'Convoy on the Plain' featuring show trucks, parades and live entertainment. Camping is free for the weekend. Children 15 and under go free.
Discounted advance ticket are on sale now here