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Thruxton 50th Anniversary Celebration

2nd - 3rd June 2018

2018 will see Thruxton celebrate its 50th anniversary.

To mark the occasion, the Hampshire based circuit is hosting a special two day event to celebrate this milestone anniversary with lots of exciting on track action and side attractions. Motor Racing Legends’ combined Stirling Moss Trophy and Royal Automobile Club Woodcote Trophy and Historic Touring Car Challenge and Tony Dron Trophy grids will both race on Saturday and Sunday.

The 1992 Formula 1 World Champion Nigel Mansell and much-loved veteran F1 commentator Murray Walker will inaugurate The Thruxton Centre during the 50th Anniversary Celebration – Sat 2 – Sun 3 June. Plus, Mansell’s title-winning Williams F1 car will also be on display.

Thruxton’s 50th Anniversary Celebration will feature 15 races as well as high-speed demonstrations from Williams’ 1983 FW08C and other iconic racing cars and bikes. As the stars of the eagerly-anticipated inauguration of The Thruxton Centre, Mansell and Walker will be amongst the high-profile guests, and both spoke warmly about the popular Hampshire circuit – the quickest in the country. Mansell said: “I remember Thruxton very fondly from my early racing days, as a very fast, demanding circuit where I enjoyed several exciting and successful races.” Walker added: “I’ve been commentating at Thruxton since the early 1950s, notably at motorcycle races, the great Formula Two events and the thrilling British Touring Car Championship. I love its friendly atmosphere and am honoured to join my mate Nigel for the opening of this superb new building.”