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Cadwell Park

Nicknamed the ‘mini Nürburgring’, Cadwell Park is one of the UK’s favourite motor racing tracks. Situated in spectacular countryside in the heart of the Lincolnshire Wolds, this racing circuit is a gem, much loved by competitors and spectators alike.  Best known for its association with motorcycle racing, Cadwell Park is also host to many club car and classic car rallies, as well as holding Track Days for the general public to unleash their inner racer!

The circuit’s design, twisting and undulating through open parkland, results in some thrilling racing – the ‘Mountain’ section, which motorcycle riders usually tackle airborne, is particularly spectacular!

Cadwell Park is one of the most popular destinations in the MCE Insurance British Superbike calendar.

 

History of Cadwell Park

In 1934, Mansfield Wilkinson was persuaded by his motorcyle-mad son, Charles, to open a racing circuit in the grounds of Cadwell Hall in order that he and his friends could race their bikes. Thus Cadwell Park racetrack was born. Originally a chalk track, the circuit was extended to a 1.3 miles by Charles in 1952 with the addition of Mansfield Corner (named after his father). It grew in popularity as a racetrack for both motorbikes and racing cars -the track’s first car race winner was Reg Spreckley driving a Cooper, watched by a crowd of approximately 30,000.

In 1962, the track was extended again to its current 2.25-mile layout and hosted the British F3 series the following May.

It has three configurations – the rarely used Woodlands circuit, the short Club circuit, and the challenging Full circuit.

Some of the track’s corners are named after three generations of the Wilkinson family – Mansfield, Charlie and Chris.

In 1987, Cadwell Park was bought by Brands Hatch Leisure, which in turn was bought in 2003 by MotorSport Vision, headed by former F1 driver Jonathan Palmer.

 

2013 Events Schedule

June

Sat 8 JunVSCC Vintage Sports Car Festival
Sat 15 Jun-Sun 16 JunCRMC Classic Bike Championships
Sat 22 Jun-Sun 23 JunBRSCC Club Car Championships (Saloon/GT Car)
Sat 29 Jun-Sun 30 JunCSCC Classic Car Championships

 

July

Sat 13 Jul-Sun 14 JulHottrax Club Bike Championships
Sat 20 JulMSVR Car Championships (Saloon/GT Car)
Sun 21 JulMG Car Club Championships (Saloon/GT Car)

 

August

Sat 17 AugNo Limits Club Bike Championships
Sat 24 Aug-Mon 26 AugMCE Insurance British Superbike Championship
Sat 31 AugMSVR Club Car Championships (Saloon/GT Car)

 

September

Sat 7 Sep-Sun 8 SepBARC Club Car Championships (Saloon/GT Car)
Sat 14 Sep-Sun 15 SepBMCRC Club Bike Championships
Sat 21 SepBRSCC Club Car Championships (Saloon/GT Car)
Sat 28 Sep-Sun 29 SepVMCC Vintage Bike Championships

 

October

Sat 5 Oct-Sun 6 OctDerby Phoenix Club Bike Championships
Sat 12 Oct-Sun 13 Oct750 Motor Club Car Championships

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