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Thruxton Race Circuit Events

Thruxton Circuit is 2.4 miles long (3.792 km per lap). It is a race track for drivers who like to drive corners at high speed.

This guide contains a list of different driving experiences at Thruxton race circuit and the facilities available at this popular racing venue in Hampshire.

Best Driving Experiences for Fast Drivers

Most of the biggest racing venues around the country offer a full range of events for novices and professionals.

Thruxton race circuit was established in 1968, even though the original construction of the World War II airfield took place in 1942.

The 2.356 mile racetrack at Thruxton follows the perimeter of a former Royal Air Force station.

Today, several companies advertise it as being the fastest Motor Racing Circuit in the United Kingdom

On top of that, the site also hosts a Karting Centre, a 4x4 Off-road Centre, a Skid Pan driver training facility, and a first class venue to do business - with in-house catering.

Choosing a Driving Experience at Thruxton

The organisation has been providing driving and gift experiences for more than forty years. It has become a hub for driving activities, with a fleet of racing cars, sports cars, and supercars.

In other words, this FIA licenced race circuit is the ideal location for birthday celebrations, for Christmas gifts, and for acknowledging those extra special occasions.

Birthday Gifts

Signing up for a Thruxton Motorsport Centre drive experience is a thrilling way to celebrate someone's birthday - no matter if it's their 18th or an 80th.

Drivers need to be holding a full driving licence to experience the complete range of cars. But, an open-dated gift voucher means the recipient can book a date in advance (e.g. attend when it suits them best).

Christmas Presents

Imagine the delight at receiving a Ferrari or McLaren driving experience on Christmas morning. Furthermore, the gift packs are valid for twelve (12) months from the date of purchase.

Special Occasions

You can purchase Thruxton driving experience open gift vouchers to give as a bonus, a reward, or as a novel way to say... Thank you!

Regulations for Driving

Height and Weight Guidelines

Pro Tip: Check out the Thruxton Race Circuit venue calendar to check which events are taking place throughout the year.

Thruxton 4x4 Off-Road Centre

The unique design of the purpose-built 4x4 circuit layout is an ideal location to learn, or improve, your off road driving techniques. You will need a lot of patience and a tad of controlled aggression when you tackle this muddy course.

Instead of lapping a tarmac race circuit at high speeds, the 4x4 off-roading facility is a place to decelerate and focus on the challenging terrain.

For example:

The diversity of the course at Thruxton will put your skill and determination through a stiff test. You will go up and down steep hills and you will be driving through flooded water crossings and sliding through deep mud pits, boulder runs, and bomb holes.

4X4 Vehicles Available

Drivers get to choose between two iconic off-roaders at the Thruxton 4x4 Off-Road driving experience, the Land Rover Defender and a new Suzuki Jimny. You will get guidance and support from 4x4 instructors at the centre.

Circuit Driving Experiences

Can you imagine what it feels like to sit behind the steering wheel of a supercar and race it around a track for 2.356 miles?

Well, now you can! Thruxton's comprehensive range of high-performance and luxury sports cars includes:

Pro Tip: You can also feel like a racing driver by booking the Formula Renault, Formula Ford 2000, or one of Sports 2000 single-seater racing cars.

Thruxton Outdoor Kart Centre

It's fair to describe Thruxton Kart Centre as one of the best outdoor karting venues in the area. A mixture of diverse configurations combines superbly with several banked corners and bold crossover segments.

There are three multiple circuit layouts that are extremely fast and suitable for adults and juniors from the age of eight (8) years old.

The longest (1,100 metres long) has an assortment of high speed straights and slower technical bends for cornering maneuvers.

Pro Tip: The cadets karts are for children from the age of eight. You need to be at least twelve (12) years old to drive the junior karts and the adult karts can reach speeds of 50mph (15 years and older).

Skid Pan Driving Facility

Thruxton Circuit has a purpose-built, low-grip, skid pad for drivers to practice controlling a car on slippery surfaces. It's also a popular setting for holding exhilarating and fun corporate events.

The skidding pad has been set up in a safe and controlled manner. Hence, this is the place to come if you want to learn how to drive a sliding car in an area away from the public roads.

You will be driving modern cars that have front and rear-wheel-drive capabilities. Besides experiencing how the electronic safety systems work in adverse conditions, you'll also get to use raw driver skills to control a sliding car.

Related Information and Help Guides

Pro Tip: The Skid Pad at Thruxton Circuit in Hampshire is an accredited Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (Driver CPC) Centre. This is a qualification required by bus, coach, and lorry drivers.

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