A&R Racing Services - Our Regular Haunts

Anglesey Circuit (Thank you to the following:)
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Contact: Circuit Office
Telephone: 01407 811 400
Anglesey boasts 4 layouts from the 0.8 mile Club circuit to the 2.1 mile International GP circuit. The 2.10 mile International GP Circuit includes all other track layouts apart from the Corkscrew, and Club Hairpin.

The International GP circuit offers state of the art safety and run-off designs, together with a creative blend of fast, medium and slow sections, complimented with downhill sweeps, interesting rises and imaginative cambers. The circuit is suitable for almost every category of racing bike or car and offers spectators a choice of several excellent vantage points.

The 1.55 mile Coastal Circuit offers a similar concept to the International GP Circuit with an approximate 25% reduction in lap distance and time.

This will provide an interesting and practical alternative for event organisers. This circuit offers a slightly shorter lap possibly favoured by less powerful machinery and also includes the extremely popular Corkscrew. Maximum speeds would be similar as both circuits include the high speed section from the 10% banked corner, The Banking, through Church and along the coastal section towards Rocket.

The 1.55 mile National Circuit incorporates the only remaining section of the original Anglesey Circuit.

School Corner is rated by many drivers and motoring journalists as one of the most demanding high speed corners currently in use in Britain and Ireland. For this reason, this section has been incorporated into an ideal layout for national events, maintaining all the characteristics of the original circuit which were so popular, together with a longer lap distance, improved surface, width and run-off areas.

The circuit is arguably one of the best shorter circuits in the UK. It is extremely technical offering two long straights, the fast, sweeping School corner leading up to Rocket.

The 0.8 mile Club Circuit is exactly what the name suggests. It has a shorter lap distance whilst still providing a variety of fast and slow sctions.

The circuit offers all the benefits of the special polymer 12 metre wide circuit without the lap distance of the other configurations. Primarily used for smaller club events and has proved ideal for certain aspects of training. It can be operated simultaneously with the National Circuit.

North Gloucester Road Racing and Thundersport GB organise meetings at Anglesey, and you will always find the A&R Racing Servcies truck in the paddock. You will find just about all you need to keep your bike running as it should in our huge stock of tyres, tools, lubricants, bodwork, spares and accessories there. Call in for a warm welcome, efficient service and great choice.


Brands Hatch Circuit (Thank you to the following:)
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Contact: Circuit Office
Telephone: 01474 872331
One of the world's most iconic motor racing venues, Brands Hatch plays host to some of the most prestigious events in motorsport, including the DTM and the FIA Formula Two Championship.

In addition to hosting top international meetings, Brands Hatch is also visited by the MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship and Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship, both of which will hold their 2012 opening and closing rounds here. Other big events including the British F3/GT Championships, the Masters and Historic Superprix nostalgic meetings, the British Truck Championship and many club car and bike meetings. Brands Hatch will also be hosting festivals for the Mini and Lotus marques in 2012.

Brands Hatch is also heavily involved in London 2012 and as well as being part of the Olympic torch route and a training ground for athletes, will host the Paralympic road cycling events.

A natural amphitheatre, Brands Hatch is located 20 miles outside Central London, just off the M25.

Bemsee, North Gloucester Road Racing and Thundersport GB organise meetings at Brands Hatch, and you will always find the A&R Racing Servcies truck in the paddock. You will find just about all you need to keep your bike running as it should in our huge stock of tyres, tools, lubricants, bodwork, spares and accessories there. Call in for a warm welcome, efficient service and great choice.


Cadwell Park Circuit (Thank you to the following:)
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Contact: Circuit Office
Telephone: 01507 343248
Fondly nicknamed the 'mini N?rburgring', Cadwell Park is held closely in the hearts of many motorsport fans. Located 10 miles north of Horncastle and five miles south of Louth, the Lincolnshire circuit is especially popular with bikers nationwide.

Cadwell Park's twisty and undulating nature, winding through open park and woodland, has marked it out as one of the best circuits in the country. Once discovered, it is often a firm favourite amongst many who visit, whether as a spectator or participant.

The circuit is also one of the most popular destinations on the MCE Insurance British Superbike calendar, with the infamous 'Mountain' section, which riders usually tackle airborne, providing a particular challenge.

As the circuit's reputation continues to build, there are an increasing number of club car events taking place at the circuit including the Historic and Classic Sports Car Club's Wolds Trophy and the popular Vintage Sports Car Festival, along with two vintage motorcycle events.

Bemsee, North Gloucester Road Racing and Thundersport GB organise meetings at Cadwell Park, and you will always find the A&R Racing Servcies truck in the paddock. You will find just about all you need to keep your bike running as it should in our huge stock of tyres, tools, lubricants, bodwork, spares and accessories there. Call in for a warm welcome, efficient service and great choice.


Castle Combe Circuit (Thank you to the following:)
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Contact: Circuit Office
Telephone: 01249 782417
Castle Combe Circuit opened just 18 months after Silverstone in the summer of 1950, making it one of the longest established circuits in the UK. Until 1999, the circuit followed it's original layout, around the perimeter of the old air base. In that first year, a young Stirling Moss won a race and over the next few years, names like Mike Hawthorn, Colin Chapman, Les Leston, Roy Salvadori and John Surtees thrilled huge crowds.

By the 60's, several planning constraints had seen the circuit become run down and although the old Brands Hatch company, Motor Circuit Developments tried hard to develop meetings in the early 70's with Formula 5000 and other major events, planning problems prevented long term development. However in 1976, the circuit lease was obtained by the current owners and the long road to developing the circuit as a modern national racing venue began. Nigel Mansell, Ayrton Senna, and David Coulthard all won races in the 70's and 80's, and by the 90's, the circuit hosted rounds of most of the national championships.

Today, the circuit boasts modern facilities for competitors and spectators, and the resurfaced and now reshaped circuit providing what is generally recognised as providing the closest circuit racing in British motorsport.

North Gloucester Road Racing organises meetings at Castle Combe, and you will always find the A&R Racing Servcies truck in the paddock. You will find just about all you need to keep your bike running as it should in our huge stock of tyres, tools, lubricants, bodwork, spares and accessories there. Call in for a warm welcome, efficient service and great choice.


Donington Park (Thank you to the following:)
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Contact: Circuit Office
Telephone: 01332 810048
Donington Park motor racing circuit was the first permanent park circuit in England.

Its first motorcycle race took place on Whit Monday 1931 on the narrow lanes of the Donington Hall Estate. In 1933 the track was widened, made permanent and became a venue for Grand Prix car racing.

The second world war put an end to all racing at the circuit in 1939, after being requisitioned by the Ministry of Defence to be used as a military vehicle depot.


Four decades before a return to motorsport

1971 Donington Park was purchased by Tom Wheatcroft, a local man made good. Passionate about motorsport and Donington from his early days, when he cycled to watch the pre-war motor racing at the circuit.

During the War, Tom served driving tanks and upon his return to civilian life he set up a successful building business. Having made his fortune, his passion returned to motorsport. He sponsored drivers at various levels and amassed the largest collection of motor racing cars in the world.

Now known as the Donington Grand Prix Exhibition, his classic car collection moved to the circuit soon after he purchased it, where it continues to grow.


The home of motorcycle racing and favourite circuit of legends

1n 1987, with the staging of the FIM World Championship British Motorcycle Grand Prix, Donington helped turn the event around in terms of spectator appeal, bringing in record numbers through the turnstiles.

It became the favoured home of the British round of the Moto GP motorcycling championships and British Superbike Championships. Probably because the circuits twists and turns provide the crowd with a racing spectacle and the rider?s skills are really put to the test.

Donington is a fans favourite with too many spectacles' to list but who could forget Barry Sheene, the last British 500cc world champion, returning to Donington Park after that terrible crash at Silverstone riding a Yamaha.

North Gloucester Road Racing and Thundersport GB organise meetings at Donington Park, and you will always find the A&R Racing Servcies truck in the paddock. You will find just about all you need to keep your bike running as it should in our huge stock of tyres, tools, lubricants, bodwork, spares and accessories there. Call in for a warm welcome, efficient service and great choice.


Mallory Park Circuit (Thank you to the following:)
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Contact: Circuit Office
Telephone: 01455-842931
Mallory Park is renowned as being one of - if not the best - circuit for spectator viewing in the country. This is why Mallory Park has the nickname "The Little Circuit with the Big View"

Located in a natural amphitheatre, the grassy banks that overlook the circuit enable you to see all of the action. This is especially true when the oval Mallory Mile circuit is in use.

Parking - Free of charge at all meetings. Use the Park n' View areas to watch from the comfort of your own car.

You can drive around the circuit, from Gerards, along Stebbe Straight to the Esses. No cars allowed beyond the Esses.

Motorbikes - it is advisable if you use the Church Road (In the centre of Kirkby Mallory village) entrance, as this brings you into a parking area with plenty of hard standing. Park up and walk to the admission gates.

Children - Accompanied children under 16 free of charge, unless otherwise stated.

Paddock - This is where the competitors and teams park. See the racers and machines at close quarters. Access via the bridge after the start/ finish line.

No charge for paddock transfer or parking at most meetings.

North Gloucester Road Racing and Thundersport GB organise meetings at Mallory Park, and you will always find the A&R Racing Servcies truck in the paddock. You will find just about all you need to keep your bike running as it should in our huge stock of tyres, tools, lubricants, bodwork, spares and accessories there. Call in for a warm welcome, efficient service and great choice.


Oulton Park Circuit (Thank you to the following:)
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Contact: Circuit Office
Telephone: 01829 760301
Built into the natural contours of the Cheshire countryside, Oulton Park's combination of stunning scenery and spectacular racing make it one of the most picturesque and best-loved circuits for spectators and competitors alike.

Oulton Park has always been popular with fans thanks to the superb views of the circuit available from the spectator bankings. Crowds of up to 35,000 regularly visit the circuit for the annual round of the British Touring Car Championship. As well as the BTCC, the Cheshire track hosts two rounds of the British Superbike Championship and British F3/GT.

The circuit also holds the Gold Cup meeting, which is now run as a historic event by the HSCC and where some of the finest racing cars from the past 70 years of the sport roll back time and take to the track over the August Bank Holiday weekend.

Oulton Park is situated next to Little Budworth and is best accessed from the A54 and the A59.

Bemsee, North Gloucester Road Racing and Thundersport GB organise meetings at Oulton Park, and you will always find the A&R Racing Servcies truck in the paddock. You will find just about all you need to keep your bike running as it should in our huge stock of tyres, tools, lubricants, bodwork, spares and accessories there. Call in for a warm welcome, efficient service and great choice.


Pembrey Circuit (Thank you to the following:)
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Contact: British Automobile Racing Club
Telephone: 1264 882200
At Pembrey, the home of Welsh Motorsport, you can watch racing for cars, motorcycles, karts & trucks.

In addition Pembrey also hosts rallies and sprints.

The circuit is an ideal base for corporate and motorsport team activities and offers a dedicated series of motorsport performance driving schools.

Bemsee and North Gloucester Road Racing organise meetings at Pembrey, and you will always find the A&R Racing Servcies truck in the paddock. You will find just about all you need to keep your bike running as it should in our huge stock of tyres, tools, lubricants, bodwork, spares and accessories there. Call in for a warm welcome, efficient service and great choice.


Rockingham Circuit (Thank you to the following:)
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Rockingham is the newest purpose built motorsport facility in Britain and boasts a massive 13 circuit configurations from the 0.67 mile Lake Circuit to the 2.56 mile International Long Circuit.

Thundersport GB organises meetings at Pembrey, and you will always find the A&R Racing Servcies truck in the paddock. You will find just about all you need to keep your bike running as it should in our huge stock of tyres, tools, lubricants, bodwork, spares and accessories there. Call in for a warm welcome, efficient service and great choice.


Silverstone Circuit (Thank you to the following:)
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Contact: Circuit Office
Telephone: 0844 3750 740
Silverstone Circuit has come a long way since it was turned from a wartime airfield into a motor racing circuit. It is now one of the world's most famous motorsport venues.

There are four circuit layouts from the 1.08 mile Stowe Circuit, to the 1.65 mile National Circuit, the 1.85 mile International Circuit and the 3.66 mile Grand Prix Circuit. They all provide fast, challenging racing.

None of our organising clubs have meetings at Silverstone this year, but Bemsee has raced there in recent times and a return is always possible. When there is a meeting on you will always find the A&R Racing Servcies truck in the paddock. You will find just about all you need to keep your bike running as it should in our huge stock of tyres, tools, lubricants, bodwork, spares and accessories there. Call in for a warm welcome, efficient service and great choice.


Snetterton Circuit (Thank you to the following:)
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Contact: Circuit Office
Telephone: 01953 887303
2011 was a landmark year for Snetterton, and the Norfolk circuit celebrated both its 60th anniversary and a multi-million pound redevelopment project, which met with rave reviews from both spectators and competitors alike.

Drawing inspiration from iconic motorsport corners such as Monza's Parabolica and the Montreal Hairpin, the Snetterton 300 circuit hosts the British Touring Car Championship, British Superbike Championship and British F3 and GT Championships.

There's a packed club racing programme too, which includes the annual Citroen 2CV 24 hour race and an eclectic range of car and bike action on the three circuit configurations. In addition to the 300, the 200's layout retains the old circuit's character and can be run simultaneously with the short 100 loop.

In addition to racing, Snetterton is a popular test track and has been used to develop a host of vehicles including the Williams F1-designed Formula Two car and various Le Mans machinery.

Bemsee and Thundersport GB organise meetings at Snetterton, and you will always find the A&R Racing Servcies truck in the paddock. You will find just about all you need to keep your bike running as it should in our huge stock of tyres, tools, lubricants, bodwork, spares and accessories there. Call in for a warm welcome, efficient service and great choice.


Thruxton Circuit (Thank you to the following:)
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Contact: Circuit Office
Telephone: 01264 882222
Like many race circuits Thruxton was originally a wartime airfield. Commissioned in 1941 the airfield was host to both the RAF and USAF and played a major part in the D-Day landings as a base for troop carrying aircraft and gliders. Declared surplus to requirements in 1946, motorsport started in 1950 with motor bikes on a track comprising both the runways and perimeter roads.

Cars joined the bikes in 1952 for only one year as the deteriorating wartime tarmac was breaking up badly. Amazingly, bikes continued racing until 1965, but by then plans were under way to redevelop the site and motor racing returned on a new track in 1968. The new layout ignored the old runways and followed the lines of the perimeter road with the inclusion of the chicane and further round the track three tight corners in succession: Campbell, Cobb and Segrave, commonly referred to as the Complex.

Even with these tight corners Thruxton is the fastest race circuit in the UK, with Formula Renaults averaging well over 100mph in race conditions. Thruxton soon gained a reputation as a real drivers circuit with its seemingly never ending high speed corners around the back of the track where success required total commitment.

Thruxton?s fame grew from the Easter Monday Formula 2 meetings where Formula 1 drivers of the day battled with up and coming talent. Household names like Graham Hill, Jackie Stewart and Jochen Rindt all thrilled the crowds in the early races. Since then Thruxton has seen all our recent Formula 1 drivers race regularly at the track at some time in their career.

In 1993 Damon Hill, Formula 1 World Champion, drove a demonstration run in the Williams FW15C, recording an incredible 57.6 second lap of the 2.4 mile circuit, an average speed of 147.25mph.

It is now the high speed rounds of the British Touring car championship and Superbikes that regularly bring in capacity crowds. If you follow these series you may have seen Thruxton on the television or even lapped the circuit on the Playstation Touring Car game, but as always there is nothing like doing it for real.

Thundersport GB organises meetings at Thruxton, and you will always find the A&R Racing Servcies truck in the paddock. You will find just about all you need to keep your bike running as it should in our huge stock of tyres, tools, lubricants, bodwork, spares and accessories there. Call in for a warm welcome, efficient service and great choice.