12-14 April
Thruxton
Circuit Stats
Length 2.3560m
3.79161km
Corners 11
Lefthand 4
Righthand 7
Pole Position Right
BSB Lap Record Gregorio Lavilla - Ducati 1:14.890 (2006)
 
 
 
 
 
 

Originally built in 1940 as RAF Thruxton, a World War II airfield and home to both the RAF and USAF, the site was used for troop-carrying aircraft and gliders during the D-Day landings. In 1946 it was decommissioned and from 1950 it was used for motorsport. Motorcycling was the first sport to be staged there, with four-wheeled racing commencing from 1952. Thruxton is one of the fastest circuits on the British Superbike Championship calendar and one which has hosted events as varied as World Endurance motorcycles, European F2 cars and trucks. The demands of the circuit range from the long, fast straights and flowing corners to tight, demanding Complex and Chicane sections.

Ian Lowry sensationally secured a maiden race victory following a hard-fought slip-streaming battle in the first of the two races at the second round of the MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship at Thruxton.

The Ulsterman had been on the pace throughout the weekend and he harassed reigning champion Tommy Hill for much of the first race and as the Swan Yamaha rider struggled for pace in the closing stages, Lowry timed his move at Campbell to perfection.

Aussie Josh Brookes snatched the victory for Tyco Suzuki in race two with a dramatic last lap move to deny Hill, who had to settle for second best again just ahead of the Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki duo of former two times title winner Shane Byrne and Stuart Easton.

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Thruxton is readily accessible from both the M3 and M4. Once on the A303, follow signs for Thruxton Circuit only, ignoring signs for Thruxton village. Upon leaving the A303 follow signs for Thruxton Circuit. There is a main line train station in Andover (10 minutes away) which runs from Waterloo.

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TV Listings

Sunday 14 Apr
13:30-14:30 - Live Raceday
British Eurosport 2

Sunday 14 Apr
15:30-18:00 - Live Raceday
British Eurosport 2

Sunday 14 Apr
20:00-21:30 - Highlights
British Eurosport 2

Monday 15 Apr
6:00-7:00 - Highlights
British Eurosport 2

Monday 15 Apr
9:30-11:00 - Highlights
British Eurosport 2

Monday 15 Apr
16:30-18:00 - Highlights
British Eurosport 2

Monday 15 Apr
22:15-23:45 - Highlights
British Eurosport

Wednesday 17 Apr
20:00-21:00 - Highlights
ITV4

Thursday 18 Apr
19:30-20:30 - British Superbike Extra
British Eurosport 2

Saturday 20 Apr
20:00-21:00 - Highlights
ITV4

Saturday 27 Apr
7:00-8:00 - Highlights
British Eurosport 2

Thursday 02 May
21:00-22:00 - Highlights
British Eurosport 2

Friday 03 May
8:00-8:05 - BSB High Motion
British Eurosport 2

Friday 03 May
9:05-10:05 - Highlights
British Eurosport 2

Saturday 04 May
7:30-7:35 - Highlights
British Eurosport 2

Monday 06 May
11:30-12:30 - Highlights
British Eurosport 2