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 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
Sidecars Reeves/Hawes LCR Suzuki 01-Sep-12 01:13.290 90.87