Thruxton Circuit has announced exciting new plans for the 2023 Historic meeting to deliver a wider cross-section of racing machinery and a greater on-track spectacle for the crowd.
In recent years, the Thruxton Historic has carved out its own place in the congested historic and classic racing calendar thanks to the support of Motor Racing Legends. For 2023, Thruxton will curate the race meeting content itself and the circuit has been overwhelmed by the interest shown from a number of series before any official announcement has been made.
Taking place on the 17/18 June, the Thruxton Historic will feature an array of evocative machinery including single-seaters, saloon cars and touring cars.
The first series to confirm is the spectacular Jochen Rindt Trophy for single-seat race cars from the 60s, 70s and 80s. Featuring early Formula 2, Historic & Classic F3s, Formula Atlantic, FF2000 and other invitation-class cars, the JRT was undoubtedly the star of the event this year and will return with its burgeoning grid.
Circuit Manager, Pat Blakeney, confirms the draw of the Hampshire venue:
“We are only able to host six meetings at year at Thruxton, so the opportunity to race here doesn’t come along all the time. As a result, we have had some really exciting approaches from championships, series and also groups of people who would like to come here next year as a one-off.
“We’re not so concerned with the ‘Historic’ label; we’re being open-minded about the content. It’s more important to get a quality retro event together that provides great racing for the competitors, and a brilliant spectacle for the crowds. We will also put a lot of effort into getting the entertainment package right off the circuit to make it a special atmosphere for the weekend.”
Further details of confirmed grids will be announced shortly. Interesting and serious enquiries will be welcomed to firstname.lastname@example.org