A guide to the Snetterton Circuit 2010 – current lap record
Located at a former WWII US air base, Snetterton began its motor sport life in the hands of a group of Aston Martin enthusiasts. Among the first additions to the track were two chicanes designed to reduce racing speeds down the huge runways.
With two of the longest straights in the country, and a location deep in the countryside, Snetterton is an ideal venue for around-the-clock events, long distance record attempts and speed trials. Recently built pit garages and hospitality suites filled with oil products for racing and much more and they have further enhanced its spectator appeal.
Snetterton is an interesting track with several high-speed corners and some tight technical challenges. The permanent road course type track is 1.95mi long, consisting of six right-handers, a left-hander and a set of esses. The current lap record is 58.97 seconds, set by Nigel Greensall in July 1997.