International Super Sportscar Circuit

March 2018
Round 1 - Lotus Seven Speed Championship 2018

Rockingham’s International Super Sportscar Circuit is used by the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship as well as for all other car race events at Rockingham. The circuit combines long straights, sweeping high-speed bends including the infamous Turn 1 and Gracelands and a lower speed, highly technical infield layout.

Average lap speeds around the circuit range from 1m 24s in the BTCC to 1m 12s in British F3.

This is the Club's first visit to Rockingham and we stayed at Spanhoe Lodge a lovely B&B in Laxton, a short drive from the circuit.

For sprint purposes the start is on School Straight after the pit exit and finishes on the straight after Gracelands. We were given a convoy run to familiarise ourselves and then we got down to the business of the day.

The weather was cold and misty on arrival, but soon picked up with the sun coming out mid-morning.

P1 - 64ft - 2.73s  /  Speed (mph) - 74.3  /  Time - 96.03s
P2 - 64ft - 2.58s  /  Speed (mph) - 72.6  /  Time - 86.50s
T1 - 64ft - 2.52s  /  Speed (mph) - 84.4  /  Time - 84.62s
T2 - 64ft - 2.45s  /  Speed (mph) - 85.7  /  Time - 83.22s

Winner - Chris Alston 83.22s (I was, however, the only entrant in my class today...)

Sunday 25th March

Sprinting & Hillclimbing