Blyton Park is a former Royal Air Force airfield located just outside of Gainsborough, Lincolnshire. Built in 1942, the airfield was used heavily during the Second World War but was used less after the early stages of the cold war. Blyton has been in existence for a long time, but has recently undergone new management and complete re-surfacing too. During early 2011, 1.5 miles of tarmac was laid featuring plenty of corners. The new circuit designs tries to ensure there is as few solid barriers and plenty and as much tarmac run-off as possible. The new high grip surface that the new owners put in place has excellent run-off and is ideal for any level of driver. In May 2011 Blyton Park Driving Centre opened for business for activities such as driver tuition and Supercar driving experiences. The new looking circuit attracted Supercar manufacturers such as Pagani and Mclaren to use the ground for testing. It is clear to see a lot of work has been put into this track and it’s a very popular track to drive on.
Showcasing arguably the largest run off area of any of the tracks that we operate our experience days – you would have to do something very wrong to cause serious damage to cars at this circuit! Elvington also boasts one of the longest runways in the UK which has been adapted over the years by plenty of F1 teams for testing. Motoring press also consider Elvington a popular venue. The circuit found itself in the headlines back in September 2006 after a certain incident involving a Top Gear presenter. Originally opened as RAF Elvington, it was used as a station for the Royal Airforce that ran from the start of the Second World War until 1992. The airfield is now owned by Elvington Park Ltd. The adjacent buildings and control tower have been restored and it currently being used as the Yorkshire Air Museum that showcases many rare aircrafts and also a complete Halifax bomber. Apart from Supercar experiences, Elvington also use the track for motorcycle racing. 6th Gear have constructed a challenging but fast circuit which has proved to be a major attraction for nearly 10 years!
Bruntingthorpe Proving Ground and Aerodrome is a privately owned test track in Leicestershire. It was originally open as RAF Bruntingthorpe in 1942. To this day, it is the largest privately owned test track facility in the UK and provides a perfect location for Supercars or Truck experiences. Regularly used by some of the UK’s well known motor press including ‘Top Gear’ ‘Evo’ and ‘Car’ magazines; Bruntingthorpe is a popular wide open and fact circuit. Bruntingthorpe is known to have of the best selections of track corners and straights. The venue is also now equipped with modern facilities. Bruntingthorpe is a great choice for those based in the Midlands.
Rockingham Motor Speedway is one of the more modern circuits, located in Corby, Northamptonshire. After 10 years of planning and nearly 2 years of construction, the doors were first opened in January 2001 and then formally opened by the Queen in May 2001. Rockingham is the first venue to be built with a banked oval since the famous Brooklands circuit closed in 1939. It was built with the intention of bringing NASCAR from the states across the pond to the UK. There is also a claim to be the fastest banked racing circuit in Europe. Tony Kanaan holds the record for the fastest lap of the oval circuit, completed in a Lola-Ford Champ car with a time of 24.719 seconds and an average speed of 215.397mph. Rockingham boasts an impressive 13 track configurations making it an extremely versatile venue hosting events for Touring cars, Rally cars, motorbikes and many others. The track is overlooked by the Rockingham Building, containing a grandstand, offices, bars, kitchens and hospitality suits. As well as the main building, there are four other grandstands and combined with the main building the venue offers seating for 52,000 people. We have been hosting our driving experience events at Rockingham since November 2014 using the National circuit and it has proved a very popular venue with our customers.
Castle Combe started off in 1941 as an airfield, home to RAF Castle Combe for 7 years before being decommissioned in 1948. The venue then re-opened as Castle Combe Circuit in 1950 just 18 months after the world famous Silverstone Circuit. The circuit was based on the perimeter of the old airfield and remained unchanged from the day it opened up until 1998 when two chicanes were added to the track for safety reasons. In 1997, prior to the changes to the track, a lap record was set by Nigel Greensall in his Tyrrell 022 – lapping the circuit at 130.93mph. Castle Combe have hosted a wide variety of different motorsport events over the years, with Formula 3 returning to the venue in 2001. However, this was to be short lived as a noise nuisance order was issued in 2005 meaning the venue had to reduce its noise level. With the British Formula 3 Championship and the British GT Championship exceeding these new limitations, it resulted in these events no longer being held at Castle Combe. Today, Castle Combe Circuit still host many different motorsport events ranging from championship racing to Classic car shows.
* No Juniors or Trucks at this location
Longcross Proving Ground is located on a former airfield in Chertsey which opened to the public back in 2009. The track can be found at Longcross Studios and is very well known due to the amount of famous movie scenes that have been shot here. The long list of films include: Skyfall, Fast & Furious 6, War Horse, World War Z and Clash of the Titans! The circuit itself runs through and around a forest area, giving the drive an ‘Alpine’ and scenic feel. The track is 2 miles long and is banked on four corners. Longcross Proving Ground also boasts a mini Nurburgring with hills, long fast straights and sweeping bends. The ‘snake’ part of the track represents country lanes in films, but is slightly speed restricted due to safety reasons. The track is also used by McLaren itself, the UK Supercar manufacturer choose this circuit for its own testing facilities. A large, challenging but enjoyable circuit for any type of driver.
* No Juniors on this date at this location