Rockingham circuit is located near Corby in Northamptonshire and is famous for being one of Europe’s few banked oval racing circuits. What is traditionally an American style race track has fitted in superbly amongst the British race tracks as it is so unique and offers a different variety of racing. The circuit was the first purpose built race track in the UK since Brooklands was built in 1907. The land which the circuit was built on was previosuly industrial wasteland left by the British steel works and has been transformed into this spectacular venue. It took over ten years to plan and was constructed in 23 months with a completion date of 15th January 2001. Rockingham is Europe's fastest banked oval racing circuit with a lap record 24.719 seconds set by Tony Kanaan over 1.5 miles in his Ford/Lola Champ Car on 22nd September 2001 averaging 215.397mph! Aside from its reputation for oval racing, Rockingham contains a number of great in-field circuit configurations running off part of the main banked oval displaying a mixed set of hairpins, straights and chicanes providing a great spectacle for fans sitting in the huge curved grandstands. Racing at Rockingham is a unique experience for British drivers and its fantastic facilities make this an immense venue for all.