Croft Circuit: The North East's Motorsport hub
Like a lot of racing circuits in England, Croft Circuit began life as an airfield and saw service during the war and was home to the a 419 Squadron, a bomber fleet from Canada. There has been record of racing at the venue before the war in the 1920s however it was post war when the venue really took off.
The circuit is currently owned by The British Automobile Racing Club, first formed in 1912 as The Cyclecar Club, today the British Automobile Racing Club organises races at almost every venue in Britain, including Croft and is owned by BARC whom took control of all Motorsport activities at the circuit in 2005.
Events that take place here range from small club events, all the way up to Britain's Premier racing series, the British Touring Car Championship (BTCC). The venue also holds numerous RallyCross events each year and the specially designed section of the circuit came about in 1981. You can see this off road section of the track in the map above leaving at the Chicane and rejoining at at the Pit Straight.
If you live on the North East of England you would be hard pushed to find a closer circuit, quite often the closest could be Knockhill in Scotland or Cadwell Park in Lincolnshire. You can pick up our Croft Circuit inspired T-Shirt in store now. We also have Brands Hatch Shirts & Le Mans. More circuit designs to come in the New Year.