Thruxton Circuit is a motor racing circuit located near the village of Thruxton in Hampshire, England which is host of a number of motorsport events includingBritish Touring Cars and Formula 3 racing.
Thruxton Circuit was originally constructed in 1940 as RAF Thruxton: a World War II airfield which was home to both the RAF and USAAF and was used for troop-carrying aircraft and gliders, including operations during the D-Day landings. Also, the paratroopers who took part in the successful Bruneval Raid (Operation Biting) in which German radar equipment was seized on the coast of France, took off from here.
The circuit has been used to host motor racing events since 1950; with the circuit initially being used to host motorcycle races from 1950 and motor racing since 1952.
Thruxton Circuit | LARGE