- First-class race meetings season-long at Britain’s fastest circuit
- Popular Easter Revival meeting to kick-start proceedings in style
- Supercar experiences, state-of-the-art skid pan, kart track and off-road course offer plenty of entertainment away from race weekends
As befits the fastest circuit in the country, Thruxton is speeding at full-throttle towards the 2014 motor racing campaign – and fans of all disciplines of the sport will be well catered-for by the Hampshire venue’s spectacular season schedule.
Thruxton is beloved by competitors and spectators alike for its challenging, fearsomely fast layout, superb viewing and invariably excellent racing. The action will rev into life in fine style with the retro-flavoured Easter Revival meeting in April.
Car racing has been a fixture at Thruxton for more than six decades, and the Historic Sports Car Club-run Easter Revival resurrects many of the sights, smells and sounds of motor sport in years gone-by, with a particular focus on Formula 2 and – this year – the inaugural Super Touring Car Championship.
The modern-day Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) roars into the circuit just two weeks later, over the May Bank Holiday weekend, as the UK’s premier motor sport series makes its annual trip to the ultra-quick track.
The following month welcomes the power and thunder of the British Truck Racing Championship, whilst two-wheeled fans will be focussing their attention on the MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship, which calls in on the first weekend in August.
British F3 is next up a fortnight later, before the BARC and North Gloucester Motorbike race meetings wrap proceedings up in the autumn. That does not mean, however, that Thruxton then slips into hibernation over the winter months – far from it.
Visitors can take advantage of the venue’s plethora of additional activities all-year-round, from its Supercar driving experiences to its state-of-the-art skid pan, karting centre and off-road course. Information on all of them – in addition to further details and ticket prices for the race meetings – can be found at www.thruxtonracing.co.uk.
“Every year, the off-season seems to get shorter and shorter, and all of us here are more than ready to get this new season underway!” said Bill Coombs, Thruxton Group Managing Director. “We’ve got a busy and exciting schedule of events on the calendar, to appeal to aficionados across the entire motor sport spectrum, be they fans of cars, bikes or trucks – or even all three!
“Our second Easter Revival is already shaping up to be a fantastic weekend, with some legendary cars and extremely talented drivers on the entry list, and to have seven former champions on the grid when the BTCC rolls into town will make for a tremendous show.
“Beyond that, of course, our driving experiences – with the most modern fleet of Supercars in the country and a brand new, cutting-edge skid pan – mean there is rarely a quiet day here at Thruxton, and we wouldn’t have it any other way!”
Thruxton Circuit 2014 Calendar:
|April 19/20||Thruxton Easter Revival|
|May 3/4||Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship|
|June 14/15||British Truck Racing Championship|
|August 1/2/3||MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship|
|August 16/17||British F3 Championship|
|September 20||BARC Race Meeting|
|October 11||North Gloucester Motorbike Race Meeting|