Thruxton circuit was originally constructed in 1940 as a World War II airfield (RAF Thruxton) which was home to both the RAF and USAAF during World War II.


The circuit has been used to host motor racing events since 1950 initially being used to host motorcycle races with motor racing starting in 1952.

Due to planning restrictions the circuit can only run 12 days of motorsport each year.

Currently the track hosts events for the British Superbike Championship, British Touring Car Championship (BTCC), the British Formula 3 and British GT as well as rounds of the British Truck Racing Championship, the International Truck Racing Challenge and the Radical endurance races.

Two separate one day meetings are run for amateur championships of the BARC, one of which is entitled the 'Thruxton Classic' which features races for Classic Touring Cars, Classic Formula Ford 1600 and Formula Ford 2000.

The Circuit is located near the village of Thruxton in Hampshire.