Castle Combe

As one of the UK's best-loved circuits, Castle Combe offers spectacular racing, modern facilities and stunning scenery, with easy access to anyone in the South-West and beyond.

This 1.85 mile circuit was developed from the RAF base that was opened in 1941, but was decommissioned just 7 years later in 1948. 1950 saw the first race meeting held here with Stirling Moss taking a race win. It was 1952 that the first bike race meeting took place with John Surtees taking the 500 race, just three years before becoming World 500cc champion.

The circuit has remained with pretty much the same layout over the last 66 years, but for the introduction of a couple of chicanes. It has seen all the greats race here on four and two wheels from Moss to Senna, and Surtees to Sheene.

It is also the ONLY circuit in Europe that you can walk all the way round as a spectator and continue to watch the
racing on track.

Track Length

1.85 miles

Fastest Lap

Castle Combe circuit plan

Location and Directions

The Castle Combe Circuit is 5 miles west of Chippenham on the B4039, just half a mile from the village of Castle Combe.

By Car (follow signs)

The circuit is situated close to Junctions 17 & 18 of the M4 motorway and is clearly signposted using the brown tourist signs marked with a chequered flag. London is approximately 90 miles, Birmingham 80 miles and Cardiff 60 miles.

By Rail

Chippenham is on the main line from Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads. For travel enquiries, contact National Rail enquiries on 0845 7484950. Taxis are available at the station. One of the main taxi companies operating in Chippenham is Ezy's Taxis. They are contactable on 01249 650088.

Helicopter Landing

Castle Combe Circuit is situated 45 minutes from Bristol Airport and 90 minutes from Heathrow. Helicopter landing strictly by prior permission only (PPO). A landing fee is required. Contact the Castle Combe Circuit office for further details on 01249 782929.

Castle Combe Circuit
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Location and direction info on the Castle Combe website

Video lap of the Castle Combe circuit

Lap Records

Class Name Machine Date Time Speed
250GP Philip Atkinson Yamaha TZ 250 22-Jun-14 01:12.802 91.48
250NGC Phil Stead Yamaha TZ 250 A 02-Sep-18 01:15.463 88.97
125GP Arnie Shelton Honda RS 125 GP 03-Jul-16 01:17.858 85.54
600cc Josh Day Yamaha R6 02-Sep-18 01:10.378 95.39
Open Josh Day Kawasaki ZX10R 02-Sep-18 01:09.387 96.76
Sound of Thunder Mark Compton Ducati Panigale 1299 02-Sep-18 01:12.129 93.08
Super Twin William Holland Suzuki SVF 650 Gladius 02-Sep-18 01:14.485 90.13
Super Mono Jay Bellers-Smith Smith Bros KTM 717 09-Jul-17 01:16.160 88.18
Powerbikes Josh Day Kawasaki ZX 10 R 02-Sep-18 01:09.064 97.21
1300 S’stocks Richard Hughes BMW S1000 R 02-Sep-18 01:14.429 90.20
700 S’Stocks Dave Irons Yamaha R6 02-Sep-18 01:14.260 90.41
PI Stocks 1300 Owen Hunt Yamaha R1 02-Sep-18 01:14.291 90.37
PI Stocks 700 Jon Wright Honda CBR 600 F3 09-Jul-17 01:15.541 88.88
Open 500 Steve Palmer Kawasaki ZXR 400 02-Sep-18 01:16.533 87.72
Mini Twins Paul Wardell Suzuki SFV 650 02-Sep-18 01:16.132 88.18
F400 Steve Palmer Kawasaki ZXR 400 02-Sep-18 01:16.593 87.65
400 S’stocks Mark Ireland Kawasaki ZXR 400 22-Jun-14 01:22.082 81.13
Formula 125cc Corey Tinker Aprilia 125 02-Sep-18 01:25.217 78.78
GP45 Zac Corderoy Aprilia RRV 450 GP 03-Jul-16 01:17.535 85.89
Desmo ‘A’ Andy Blomfield Ducati Monster 620 09-Jul-17 01:21.131 82.75
Desmo ‘B’ Jack Younge Ducati Desmo 600 09-Jul-17 01:25.058 78.93
Ban Harley Prebble Suzuki Bandit 600 01-Sep-18 01:18.250 85.80
FP1 Andy Hornby P & M Suzuki 1000 02-Sep-18 01:22.223 81.65
FP2 Phil Webber Suzuki SGSCR 750 09-Jul-17 01:18.695 85.31
FP3 Liam McCarter Ducati 916 02-Sep-18 01:17.238 86.92
Lansdowne Classic Mike Edwards Matchless 500 27-Jun-15 01:21.067 82.15
Open Newcomers Stephen Martin Kawasaki ZX10 03-Jul-16 01:17.101 86.38
Mini Twin Newcomers Jake Dettloff Suzuki SV 650 03-Jul-16 01:23.581 79.68
500 Newcomers Tom Harrison Kawasaki ZXR 400 03-Jul-16 01:23.075 80.16
Sidcars Open Reeves/Hawes LCR Suzuki 01-Sep-12 01:13.290 90.87
Sidecars F2 Lelias/Aylott LCR Suzuki 600 01-Feb-12 01:19.830 83.42
FSRA Sidecars – Super Founds/Walmsley DDM Suzuki 597 02-Sep-18 01:15.209 87.51
FSRA Sidecars – F2 Gibson/Moore Shelbourne Honda 600 02-Sep-18 01:18.389 84.26
Solo Josh Day Kawasaki ZX 10 R 02-Sep-18 01:09.064 97.21
Sidecars Reeves/Hawes LCR Suzuki 01-Sep-12 01:13.290 90.87