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Thruxton Circuit
Andover
Hampshire
United Kingdom
SP11 8PW

Thruxton Circuit
Andover
Hampshire
United Kingdom
SP11 8PW

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+44 1264 882 222

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51.209975, -1.599326

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About

Thruxton circuit is located in the south of England near Andover. It is well renown for being the fastest circuit in the country due to its long and fast flowing corners with only two heavy braking zones over the 2.4 mile lap. Thruxton was converted into a racing circuit from an airfield like many of the race tracks in the UK. It was commissioned as an airfield in 1941 playing host to the RAF and USAF during the second world and had a major role in the preparation for the D-day landings. In the years after the war when the airfield was no longer of use, a race track was created out of the perimeter roads with the addition of the chicane and three corners in close succession. Over the years the circuit has attracted many drivers who have wanted to experience the high speed circuit which requires pin point accuracy with great car control. Many of the current F1 drivers have raced here at some point in their career as many of the British race series visit here. Currently championships like the BTCC and British Superbike Championship race here. The circuit’s reputation for being the fastest in the country was cemented in 1993 when Damon Hill demonstrated his Williams FW15C here and completed a lap in 57.6 seconds averaging 147.25 mph over the 2.4 miles. This circuit is a really challenging one that punishes driver errors as high speed flowing sections follow the chicane.

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