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Thruxton Information & FAQs – Track Day Guide For Visitors

The Thruxton site was originally constructed in 1942 as RAF Thruxton, a World War II airfield that was home to both the RAF and USAAF and was used for troop-carrying aircraft and gliders, including operations during the D-Day landings. More info on the History of Thruxton on wikipedia

Thruxton Information & FAQs

Thruxton Motor Circuit FAQs & visitor information – Thruxton Motorsport Centre is located near Andover in the village of Thruxton in Hampshire, England. The site also houses the headquarters of the British Automobile Racing Club (BARC) and it is often referred to as the “Fastest Circuit in the UK” where drivers can reach speeds of over 300 km/h (190 mph).

To illustrate the circuit’s speeds, Damon Hill drove his Williams Formula One car around the circuit at an average speed of 147 mph in 1993.

Track Day Info For Thruxton Trackdays

Location: Thruxton Circuit, Andover SP11 8PN

Directions: Thruxton On Google Maps

Event Registration: Thruxton licence check & wristband issue from 07.30 am.

Track Day Times: 9:00 am To 5.00 pm
Lunch Break: 1:00 pm To 2:00 pm

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Thruxton GP Circuit

Length 4.307 km – 2.692 miles
Corners 17
Race lap record 1:24.68
Gareth Rees, Super Nova
(Reynard-Cosworth 95D), 1996, British F2

Thruxton Circuit Drivers Eye View Of The Track

“A Drivers eye view of a lap of Thruxton track in a rare Morgan SLR. Fastest lap in the GTSCC race 18th August 2020”

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“Drivers eye view of a lap of Thruxton track in a rare Morgan SLR. Fastest lap in the GTSCC race 18th August 2020”

Calum Lockie

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Goldtrack track day events at Thruxton are hosted by Melindi Scott and motor racing champion Calum Lockie.

We operate a premium open pit-lane policy meaning that you can use the race circuit at any time and for as long as you like throughout your motor racing track day.

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International Events At Thruxton

Racing events at the Thruxton circuit include the Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship, Thruxton Historic Revival, British Trucks Race Meeting, Classic Sports Car Club Race Meeting, Bennetts British Superbike Championship and the BRSCC Race Meeting.

For the entire 2022 Thruxton event lineup, you can access the Thruxton event calendar.


Thruxton Historic

Thruxton Historic Race Meeting.  Step back in time and see the sights and sounds of the finest Historic and Classic motor racing event in the country at the annual Thruxton Historic.  The two-day meeting brings legendary machines and racers to the fastest race circuit in the UK for a vintage adrenaline rush like no other.

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Touring Car Championship

The Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship is a touring car racing series held each year in the United Kingdom and uses Thruxton as a venue, currently organised and administered by TOCA. It was first established in 1958 as the British Saloon Car Championship.

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Thruxton Visitors FAQ

Here is what we think we know so far.  The Thruxton visitors FAQ 2023

Directions on how to get to thruxton..

Location: Thruxton Circuit, Towcester, Northamptonshire NN12 8TN

Directions: Thruxton On Google Maps

Getting to Thruxton By Road

Thruxton is situated in the heart of the UK, approximately 90 minutes north of central London and 60 minutes south of Birmingham. Get to the Thruxton circuit on the A43 dual carriageway which is accessible from either the M40 or M1.

Thruxton By Train

The nearest stations to Thruxton are Northampton, Banbury and Milton Keynes, and there is a taxi ride to the race circuit of around 15/20 miles depending on which station you are arriving from.

Yes, we run driver tuition on Thruxton track days!  No track driver ever stops learning and we take tuition very seriously.

Tuition on a Gold Track day at Thruxton provides familiarisation and basic tuition right through to in-depth coaching for racers. We chose our ARDS instructors for their experience, communication skills and ability to gauge their input to your current level of experience.

Free Initial Tuition For All Novices Driving At Thruxton

Our commitment to safety and high standards of track driving starts with free initial tuition for novices, whether it’s your first time ever at Thruxton or just an unfamiliar circuit.

This ensures that all our customers achieve a certain minimum standard of competence before going solo. One of our instructors will sit with you in your car while you drive your first laps. After that, the instructors are available all day for further advice. You can book 30-minute one-to-one tuition sessions at Thruxton or at all our other events.

Thruxton has a no smoking policy in the public or pitlane areas. Outside area’s, there is no set policy.

You can bring food to Thruxton. However, there is a strict policy banning the use of glass.

Clients attending Thruxton track days, like all our track days include people from all walks of life – from wealthy business people who drive exotic supercars, to young enthusiasts who take hot hatches, sports cars and even family saloons on to the circuits.

A number of competing racing drivers also regularly attend our days, to refine their circuit knowledge – or just because they can’t stay away.

Calum Lockie is available on Goldtrack days running advanced tuition at Thruxton, and you’ll always see a great variety of machinery whilst meeting interesting people who share a similar passion for cars and driving.

We have covered thousands of track miles on Dunlop road-legal track day tyres and thoroughly recommend them for trackdays at Thruxton. We use them on our Porsche 968 Club Sport track cars and also work with Dunlop Motorsport for circuit only tyres. Check them out at

Yes. Photography for our Thruxton events is covered by the Fresh Orange photography team. You can buy photos on the day or from their website.

Gift vouchers allow family members to contribute to a Thruxton circuit or any Goldtrack track day experience.  You can choose to spend between £20 and £6000 in increments of £10. Meaning you chose how much you want to gift and a great solution for birthday/Christmas gifts from family or retirement / leaving gifts from your company/co-workers.

Goldtrack Gift vouchers are interchangeable, for any circuit or calendar date. Gift vouchers are only applicable to Goldtrack hosted events! Buying a gift voucher couldn’t be simpler.  Visit our track day gift vouchers page

Passenger Experience Testimonial

We asked Dorset-based author Jo Kemp to write a testimonial on her Calum Lockie passenger experience…

I can do this! It’s only a car (that I won’t be driving) and it’ll be no more than 20 minutes or so around a racetrack. Granted… there are one or two sharp bends but it’s a circular racetrack and anyway, I’ll be in the experienced hands of Calum Lockie. 

Easy-peasy I thought as I was trussed into the passenger seat then it slowly dawned on me that this was very, very REAL. This was no ordinary car. This was a mean souped-up Porsche 911 and Calum wasn’t going to take any prisoners. He didn’t.


Ultimate Passenger Experience

A G-force, adrenaline filled, white knuckle terror of a passenger experience. Being driven at high speed around one of the legendary UK race circuits, without any ability to hit the breaks.

Several laps at breathless speeds with champion racing driver/instructor Calum Lockie.



Professional ARDS Race driving tuition by the hour or by the day.  Learn how best to take your classic (or any) fast car around Silverstone, Goodwood, Goodwood, Donington Park, Thruxton, Spa and Rockingham race track circuits.  Learn from a professional.  Book your next track day experience.

Passenger experience with Calum Lockie and Author Jo Kemp Goldtrack Days

Hanging on for grim death we achieved a staggering 155mph during what was one of the most exciting, exhilarating and terrifying bucket list experiences of a lifetime.

Honestly, this is something we all need to do. Never mind fairground rides and the like.  This was the speed that was REAL and in the hands of someone whose experience is REAL, and I will never ever watch motor racing or a car chase again without reliving the total thrill of that 20 minutes around a windswept hill known as Thruxton.

Jo Kemp Author
Works include Chorlton And The wheelies / Jamie & The Magic Torch / Granny Annie Ultimate Alphabet Book / Hourglass Book 1 The Turning

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Goldtrack & Calum Lockie Track Day Sponsors

These are some of the brands that help keep Calum Lockie & Goldtrack equipped when racing on the Thruxton race track.  Interested in promotion, corporate events or sponsorship in the field of motorsports?  See our sponsorship page