Thruxton Circuit was originally built in 1940 as RAF Thruxton, a World War II airfield and home to both the RAF and USAF, it was used for troop-carrying aircraft and gliders during the D-Day landings. In 1946 it was decommissioned and from 1950 it was used for motorsport. Motorcycling was the first sport to be staged there, with motor racing following in 1952.
Owing to planning restrictions, the circuit can only run 12 days of motorsport each year. Currently, three are devoted to motorbike racing, with a weekend dedicated to the British Superbike championship, Britain’s premier motorcycle racing category; with the third day being used for club racing.
Where to stay
How to get there
Queen Anne Cottage
Tel: 01264 323 500
Google Map: SP11 7RN
The White Horse
Tel: 01264 772 401
Google Map: SP11 8EE
Thruxton Circuit is located adjacent to the A303 trunk road, 5 miles west of Andover in Hampshire. Approach on the southern part of the M3 motorway, driving north easterley as far as Junction 9, exiting onto the A34 northbound in the direction of Oxford.
After about 8 miles, the A34 will intersect with the A303 truck road, running between London and Exeter. Join the A303, and continue westwards along it (towards Andover and Exeter)for approximately 11 miles, passing signs for Andover.
Remain on the A303 until west of Andover, and watch for Tourist signs for Thruxton Circuit.
Leave the A303 by the signed slip road, pass underneath the A303, turn left and then almost immediately right into the unclassified road which runs alongside our circuit.
Continue past the entrance to the Thruxton Trading Estate on your right.
After about 1/4 mile, the main entrance to Thruxton Circuit will be on your right.