A guide to the Croft Circuit

Croft Circuit is a typical UK RAF airport conversion race track, utilising the runways and perimeter roads. At just over two miles long, the track was transformed from its original triangular configuration and now has superb facilities to rival most of the more highly acclaimed GB circuits.

Croft Circuit

Croft Circuit is a complex clockwise track of high-speed straights and extremely low-speed bends, with a length of 2.1 miles (3.4km). There are six right-handers and two left-handers, including a hairpin and the tricky Jim Clark Esses. The track record was last broken in 2008 Sergio Pérez, with a time of 1:13.656.

Events include British Touring Cars, Formula 3 and the British Rallycross Championships. British Superbikes used to race here until 2011. Track days are also extremely popular for those who like driving their own car or riding their own bike on an international motor racing circuit and experiencing the thrill of pushing their machine to its limits.

The paddock area is on the outfield for main cars, with a separate paddock for support racers running between Sunny and Clervaux. Viewing is very good, affording both fast and slow sections from one vantage point. There is also a grandstand on the straight, entry to which will cost extra at some meetings. Mobile catering is available around the track at most meetings.