Top race tracks in the UK
30 March 2023
By Joy Pearson
Whether you're a racing enthusiast or a casual spectator, there's no shortage of thrilling tracks to explore. Luckily, the UK is home to some of the best race tracks in the world, offering a range of motorsport events throughout the year. The question is... which one or one's are you going to go to first?
Most people would have heard of Silverstone. The Silverstone Circuit is the home of British motorsport and one of the most iconic racetracks in the world. Located in Northamptonshire, it hosts the British Grand Prix MotoGP, and a range of other events throughout the year, in which we see thousands of people and their cars turn up to take part or cheer in the crowd. The track is fast and challenging, with sweeping corners and high-speed straights that test the skills of even the most experienced drivers. Silverstone is definitely one to put at the top of your list.
Next up we're going to Kent, the home of another iconic UK racetrack, Brands Hatch. Brands Hatch has been hosting events since as early as the 1920's, the circuit has a unique layout that includes several elevation changes and challenging corners, making it a favorite among drivers and fans alike. Known for hosting events such as the British Touring Car Championships, the Superbike World Championships and the British GT Championship, you can be sure to be gripping the sides of your seat at any event hosted there.
Another great track you should put on your list is Donington Park, located in Leicestershire and too has hosted a wide range of motorsport events since the 1930's. Although the track has undergone several renovations over the years, it still maintains its unique character and challenging layout that keeps both drivers and guests on their toes. Events such as the British Superbike Championship, the British Touring Car Championship and the European Le Mans Series, it is certainly a trip worth experiencing.
Located in Cheshire, Oulton Park is a picturesque circuit that winds its way through the countryside, showing of exactly what the UK has to offer. The track has a range of challenging corners and elevation changes, making it a favorite among thousands of drivers who continue to go back time and time again. Oulton Park has hosted a range of events over the years, including the British Touring Car Championship, the British GT Championship and the British Superbike Championship, all leaving spectators wanting to return.
Last on my list is the Knockhill Racing Circuit, based all the way up in Scotland and it the only licensed race track in the country. With several tight corners and fast straights that test the skills of many racers who are up for the challenge. Knockhill has hosted a range of events over the years, including the British Touring Championship, the British Superbike Championship and the Scottish Motor Racing Club Championships. So if you fancy an exciting road trip, Knockhill if definitely the place to experience.
So, now you know that the UK has some of the best race tracks in the world, offering a range of motorsport events throughout the year, whether you're a fan of Formula One, MotoGP or touring car racing, there is certainly a circuit that will satisfy your need for speed.