Length: 4.8 miles (300 Circuit as pictured above)
Max Noise: 101db (event variable)
THE STORY SO FAR:
Snetterton's original purpose was as an RAF airfield, designated for use by the 96th United States Air Force Bomber Group between May 1943 and November 1948. The circuit itself was created in 1951 from the network of remaining runways and its first race event was held in the same year by the Aston Martin Owner's Club.
The circuit configuration has changed several times during Snetterton's 60 year history. In the 1960s and early 70s it was 2.7 miles in length and during this period Russell Bend was added as the final corner of the track, in order to slow race vehicles as they approached the pits. Since the 1970s, however, the lap was shortened considerably to just under two miles until 2010, when circuit owner MSV announced the greatest redevelopment in the venue's history to create a new multi-configuration layout, completed in February 2011.
2011 was a landmark year for Snetterton, and the Norfolk circuit celebrated both its 60th anniversary and a multi-million pound redevelopment project, which met with rave reviews from both spectators and competitors alike.
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LOCATION & DIRECTIONS:
You'll find the circuit 10 miles north-east of Thetford on the A11 from London to Norwich. Snetterton Circuit, Norwich, Norfolk NR16 2JU