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.
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.
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.
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.
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Video lap of the Castle Combe circuit
|250GP||Philip Atkinson||Yamaha TZ 250||22-Jun-14||01:12.802||91.48|
|250NGC||Phil Stead||Yamaha TZ 250 A||28-Jun-15||01:16.520||87.03|
|250 Pre 92||Phil Stead||Yamaha TZ 250 A||09-Jul-17||01:15.951||88.39|
|125GP||Arnie Shelton||Honda RS 125 GP||03-Jul-16||01:17.858||85.54|
|600cc||Josh Day||Yamaha R6||09-Jul-17||01:10.878||94.72|
|Open||Josh Day||Kawasaki ZX10R||08-Jul-17||01:09.764||96.23|
|Sound of Thunder||Jonathan Railton||Ducati Panigale 959||08-Jul-17||01:12.252||92.92|
|Super Twin||Daniel Cooper||Kawasaki||28-Jun-15||01:14.750||89.09|
|Super Mono||Jay Bellers-Smith||Smith Bros KTM 717||09-Jul-17||01:16.160||88.18|
|Powerbikes||Josh Day||Kawasaki ZX 10 R||08-Jul-17||01:10.474||95.26|
|1300 S’stocks||Richard Hughes||Honda CBR 1000 RR||03-Jul-16||01:14.760||89.08|
|700 S’Stocks||Simon Bastable||Yamaha R6||09-Jul-17||01:14.685||89.89|
|PI Stocks 1300||Neil Sutton||Kawasaki ZX9R 900||09-Jul-17||01:15.393||89.05|
|PI Stocks 700||Jon Wright||Honda CBR 600 F3||09-Jul-17||01:15.541||88.88|
|Open 500||Adam Hoare||Honda 250||08-Jun-13||01:16.650||86.88|
|Mini Twins||Nigel Reed||Suzuki SV 650||08-Jul-17||01:16.751||87.47|
|F400||Ben Harrison||Kawasaki ZXR 400||09-Jul-17||01:17.360||86.78|
|400 S’stocks||Mark Ireland||Kawasaki ZXR 400||22-Jun-14||01:22.082||81.13|
|Formula 125cc||Liam Delves||Aprilia 125||22-Jun-14||01:27.310||76.22|
|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||James McHardy||Suzuki GSF 600||09-Jul-17||01:19.137||84.84|
|PC||Phil Webber||Suzuki SGSCR 750||09-Jul-17||01:18.695||85.31|
|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-Sep-12||01:19.830||83.42|
|Solo||Josh Day||Kawasaki ZX10R||08-Jul-17||01:09.764||96.23|