Snetterton Motor Racing Circuit

Snetterton Motor Racing Circuit

Snetterton Motor Racing Circuit

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Snetterton Motor Racing Circuit is a motor racing circuit in Norfolk, England. Owned by MotorSport Vision, it is situated on the A11 road some 20 km north-east of the town of Thetford and 30 km south-west of the city of Norwich. The circuit is named after the village of Snetterton, which lies about 2 km to the north-west of the circuit, although much of the circuit is actually in the adjoining civil parish of Quidenham.Ordnance Survey (1999). OS Explorer Map 237 - Norwich. ISBN 0-319-21868-6.

The circuit hosts races from series including the British Touring Car Championship, British Formula Three Championship and British Superbikes. From 1980 to 1994, the track hosted the UK's first 24-hour race, the Willhire 24 Hour.

Pre Racing History

Snetterton originally started off life as an RAF airfield (RAF Snetterton Heath) which was then designated for use by the United States Army Air Force. The airfield was opened in May 1943 and closed down in November 1948.

Racing History

The track was used by both Team Lotus (F1) and Norfolk Racing Co (Le Mans) to test their racing cars.In the 1960s and early '70s the circuit was 2.7 miles in length. Sear corner was 80 m further from Riches corner and led onto the "Norwich Straight" clearly visible in satellite maps and currently used by a Sunday market. The straight ended in a hairpin bend leading to Home Straight which joined the existing track at the...
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