Isle of Man TT
For over 100 years adrenaline junkies make the annual pilgrimage to the Isle Man at the beginning on the Summer. The Tourist Trophy, also known as the Isle of Man TT is held from the 30th of May to the 12th of June and draws in motoring enthusiasts from around the world.
MotoGP – The British MotoGP Grand Prix August
The MotoGP, the motorcycle racing World Championship, is comprised of 18 races across 13 countries and the British MotoGP is not one to miss! Motorcycle enthusiasts take in the thrills of watching the most advanced riders in the world and latest motorcycle technology racing for the title.
Goodwood Festival of Speed
In the summer of 1936 the Earl of March and 9th Duke of Richmond held a private hillclimb for the Lancia Car Club at Goodwood.
In 1936 the 9th Duke of Richmond and the Earl of March held a hill climb race. The race quickly becomes a tradition and the Festival of Speed was born!
The Festival of Speed has now become an annual motoring celebration and an essential date to remember for all fans of motoring culture. Every year 150,000 attend the festival and with admission by advanced ticket only, it’s essential to plan well in advance.
Le Mans is undoubtedly one of the most famous races in the world and in June, visitors from across the world flock to the renowned track. Since 1923 the race has been held every year except 1936 and between 1941-MOTORHOME1948 due to the Second World War.
While drivers used to run across the track to start their cars and begin the race, the race tradition was stopped in 1969. The famous race attracts huge attention every year and it’s certainly a date to put in the diary!
Formula One – The British Grand Prix Silverstone
The British Grand Prix is currently held at the Silverstone Circuit in Northamptonshire. As one of the oldest Formula One World Championship Grand Prix, the historic race draws huge crowds from across the globe every year.
Silverstone hosted the British Grand Prix since 1950 but the event alternated venues for a number of years with some races being held at Brand Hatch and Aintree. Silverstone, however, has been the only host of the event since 1987.
As part of the Formula One Championship Series, tickets for the British Grand Prix are in high demand so don’t hang about in booking yours!
Le Mans Classic
The Le Mans Classic is one of the newest races to make its mark in the motoring diary. Born in 2002 the Le Mans Classic was an ambitious project that many believed would never work but the classic event quickly became very popular.
The event had almost instant success and over 30,000 spectators in the first year attended. Over the years the event has grown significantly and in 2010 the event brought in nearly 100,000 visitors!
The Manx Grand Prix
Every year the Manx Grand Prix runs from mid-August to early September and promises an action packed 2 weeks of modern and classic racing, rallies, dirt bike action and motorsport.
The event is usually seen as fairly relaxed but there’s plenty to keep visitors on their toes! The huge range of races, terrains and courses means that there really is something for everyone here. The festival now includes a number of unique events from the Manx National Two Day Trial to the VMCC Manx Rally.
British Superbikes Championship
The British Superbike Championship is one of the popular events in motorcycle racing and it’s easy to see why. Bikes that are capable of reaching 200 mph with riders quite literally rubbing elbows makes this Championship like no other.
The huge fan base will follow the championship across the UK to watch riders push themselves and their bikes to the absolute limits. Entertainment, explosive action and adrenaline certainly aren’t in short supply.
Formula 3 Championship
As the leading single seater Championship in the UK, the British F3 sees a huge variety of new young talent every year. In 2010 the Cooper Tires British F3 International Series was held over 30 races at 10 separate events,MOTORHOME7 of which were held in the UK.
This event is the perfect place to check out new talent in the sport as it has produced the most Grand Prix winners and World Champions of all race series. Watching a new generation of drivers take to the track is what makes this exhilarating event so popular!
BTCC British Touring Car Championship
This is the race that is steeped in history and is incredibly popular amongst motoring enthusiasts. The series dates back to 1957 and was the created by Ken Gregory who is known in motoring racing as the manager of Stirling Moss.
The rules of the race are constantly changing to keep up with new production trends; which always makes for an exciting race. With over 50 years of racing history behind it, this is one of the most exciting and popular events in the racing calendar.
The West Sussex-based Goodwood Motor Circuit originally opened its gates to the public on September 1948 to host Britain’s very first post-war motor race meeting at a permanent venue.
Twelve years earlier, Goodwood’s very first motor sport event was staged when a hill climb meeting was held for a small group of pre-war Lancia enthusiasts, hosted by the 9th Duke of Richmond, Freddie March.
Goodwood Revival – September