Thruxton

Thruxton race circuit is another venue that was previously used as a wartime airfield before being turned into a permanent race facility. The airfield itself, located inside the race circuit itself, is still in regular use.

Thruxton is home to the British Automobile Racing Club (BARC), which organises events at almost every circuit in Britain. The venue itself is regarded as the quickest on the British motorsport calendar, with cars running at almost full speed from the opening complex at Campbell and Cobb right round to the Club chicane.

The infamous Church is well known as a corner that 'separates the men from the boys' with the slightest mistake through the high-speed right hander leaving drivers or riders facing a long trip off into the grass on the outside of the circuit.

The circuit plays host to most of the major championships in the country including the BTCC and BSB and is known to provide teams and competitors with challenges unlike any other circuits on the respective calendars. In the BTCC for example, teams are forced to use a special specification Dunlop tyre to deal with the abrasive surface and high-speed corners.

Thruxton also has its own karting circuit outside the main race track, while the venue runs a series of highly popular driving experiences as part of the Thruxton Motorsport Centre, giving members of the public the opportunity to drive exotic machinery like Ferraris, Lamborghinis and Formula Renault single-seaters.

The BARC also has control of Mallory Park and Croft, having taken over the latter in late 2006.

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