A PACKED crowd at Thruxton Circuit enjoyed 14 races in various competitions last weekend.

On Saturday, the venue welcomed its largest number of visitors to the circuit in around two decades with more racing to enjoy on Sunday.

Headlined by the British Touring Car Championship (BTCC), spectators also enjoyed contests from Formula 4, Ginettas and Minis.

Andrew Jordan was the star of the BTCC show at the Hampshire venue, taking victory in the first two races of the day behind the wheel of his BMW Pirtek Racing 330i M Sport.

BTC Racing’s Josh Cook also stood on the top step after a win in race three as fans who had travelled from all over the country were treated to some spectacular racing around Britain’s fastest track.

Bill Coombs, Thruxton circuit director, said: “We were delighted to welcome such a fantastic crowd to witness a sensational weekend of racing. The thrills and spills of the BTCC were there for all to see, but the entire bill of racing provided such great entertainment.

“The Minis were a wonderful addition to the line-up and seeing so many of them slipstreaming and getting sideways was a real joy.

“The Saturday alone produced the best attendance figures we’ve seen in some two decades, which shows the great appeal of the BTCC and Thruxton as a venue.

“The Thruxton Centre, which has been open for business almost a year, was a hive of activity throughout with guests enjoying the facilities over the weekend. The best thing about it all is that we have a chance to do it all again in August this year as the BTCC makes two visits to Hampshire in 2019.”

The BTCC will continue when it stops off in Darlington on June 16 and 17.

However, the competition will return to Thruxton for Rounds 19, 20 and 21 on August 17 and 18.

In the meantime, supporters can get their fill of automotive action at the Thruxton Motorsport Celebration on June 1 and 2 where there will be a mouth-watering array of sportscars, flame-spitting saloons and evocative single-seaters.

The annual event, founded following the success of the circuit’s 50th anniversary celebration last year, will feature iconic on-track demonstrations in addition to Battle of Britain flypasts as the past comes back to life at the fastest circuit in the country.

For more information about upcoming events, go to thruxtonracing.co.uk/racing.