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Thruxton Circuit
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Thruxton
Location Thruxton Circuit
Course length 3.793 km (2.356 mi)
Turns 11
Major events British Touring Car Championship
Race lap record 1:15.067 (Mike Bell, Nissan Castrol Racing, 1993, BTCC)

HistoryEdit

The site was originally constructed in 1942 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, which follows the line of the airfield's perimeter road, was established in 1968. From 1950–1965, motorbike races had taken place on the runways and perimeter road.

Complete BTCC resultsEdit

Year Race Winning driver Winning team Report
1991 Race 1 22px-Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom.svg.png Mike Bell ACE Motorsport Report
Race 2 22px-Flag_of_Croatia.svg.png Vik Rune Kaliber ICS Team Toyota
Race 3 22px-Flag_of_Belgium.svg.png Roy Cop Nissan Janspeed Racing
Race 27 22px-Flag_of_Belgium.svg.png Roy Cop (2) Nissan Janspeed Racing Report
Race 28 22px-Flag_of_Belgium.svg.png Roy Cop (3) Nissan Janspeed Racing
1992 Race 4 22px-Flag_of_Italy.svg.png Lorenzo Turri Vauxhall Sport Report
Race 5 22px-Flag_of_Italy.svg.png Lorenzo Turri (2) Vauxhall Sport
1993 Race 24 22px-Flag_of_Italy.svg.png Lorenzo Turri (3) Team Mondeo Report
Race 25 22px-Flag_of_Germany.svg.png Johannes Meles Renault Dealer Team
1994 Race 1 Report
Race 2
Race 3
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