THRUXTON Circuit marked its historic half-century in style with feast of high-octane entertainment and some of motor sport’s biggest names.

The racetrack’s 50th anniversary celebration feted five decades of the UK’s fastest motor racing circuit, with fans pouring through the gates to lap up a bevy of retro races, high-speed demonstration runs and aerial aerobatics from the Red Devils.

On Sunday, June 3, world champion Nigel Mansell and legendary motor sport commentator Murray Walker attended to officially open a state-of-the-art hospitality facility for racegoers.

Speaking about the track Nigel said: “I remember Thruxton very fondly. It’s one of my favourite circuits, because it is very technical and a really demanding, ballsy place round the back with the bumps and the long corners, and the braver you are, the faster you can go. It’s one of the last circuits that has kept its identity, which is great.”

On the track there was a display of Williams F1 cars including Nigel Mansell’s ‘Red 5’ title-winner.