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BTCC Thruxton

Discussion in 'Motoring Related Discussion' started by Capra, May 6, 2019.

  1. Capra

    Capra Senior Member

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    I'm looking at getting some tickets for the August event, has anyone been. Not sure what tickets to purchase. When I look at the option it asks if you want to add the Grand Stand seats for £5 each, is this really needed?
    With regards to camping, are you allowed to bring your own alcohol onto the site, and I think gas BBQ's are ok?
    You can go VIP and pay £120 for the Saturday, and that includes food and drink, but we wouldn't want to limited to that area, so might be a waste of money.

    Are these weekends usually good fun?

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    BTCC at Thruxton has always been a great day out. Only ever done it as a day out at its less than 30mins away. Not done Grandstand seats, always found somewhere before the complex staight to get up to the fence and mount camera at height.
     
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    We're not that far away, maybe an hour drive. I can't see that we'll want to sit in the same place, like to find a good spot for the race. Do they generally have good options for food and drink?
     
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    I can't ever go again , donkeys ago I went for the first and only BTCC time when the silver Audi A4 B5 chassis quattro's had that unfair advantage .

    Hard rain all day that saw me purchase an Audi Sport mac but still soaked to the skin.


    Decades later I book up with the family only to not go as windy monsoon weather was predicted , watching it and the support races for the many hours on TV seeing the wettest BTCC racing I've ever seen.

    And the commentators to say the spectators were hardcore .
     
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    I’ve been to Donningtonn Park a couple of times as a corporate guest and really enjoyed it. Good racing and a good day out.
     
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    BTCC is a great day out wherever you go. Not been to Thruxton so can't give you any clues as far as a Grandstand or not is concerned. We normally frequent either Silverstone, Donnington or Snetterton and we don't usually bother with a Grandstand seat. We have generally been lucky with the weather. Personally I would rather be out on the circuit than in a Stand anyway :)
     
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    OK thanks. This was our take on the grandstand, much prefer to be walking around and near the track.
     
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    I think the only downside of BTCC or any other form of Motor Racing is the disgusting toilet facilities on site - Yuk !!, :eek::eek: so might not be a good idea to take Alcohol with you perhaps and limit your visits to those filthy places :(
     
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    Fair point, we'll probably not take our own anyway. I've used these loo's before, and it's the ones that are used by the campers that can be pretty grim.
     

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