Snetterton Unveils ‘300’ Layout To Celebrate 60th Year

The Snetterton circuit in Norflk has released extensive details of the tracks revamp ahead of its 60th anniversary as a motorsport venue.

Circuit owner MotorSport Vision (MSV) has revealed the track, which is currently undergoing a multi-million pound redevelopment, will be known as the '300' configuration, and it will be finished in spring time.

The new 2.99 mile multi-configuration circuit will host a number of key motorsport events in 2011 with the British F3 and GT championships being the first major championships to use the longer '300' configuration in May. This is followed in August by the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship.

Also making an appearance will be the MCE Insurance British Superbike championship which will also use the '300' layout in July.

Another event that will use the 300 circuit circuit in 2011 is the Lotus Festival, featuring racing and demonstrations from modern and classic Lotus machinery. Last year's event included the UK public debut of the Lotus T127 F1 car, a unique collection of Team Lotus Grand Prix cars and appearances from Formula One drivers Jarno Trulli and Heikki Kovalainen.

Other highlights this season include the Citroen 2CV 24 Hour race over August Bank Holiday weekend, the Modified Live performance car show in September and a new Ma5da 12 hour 'into the night' race in November.

Jamie Hopper, Snetterton Circuit Manager, is delighted at the redevelopments, “2011 is an important year for Snetterton and we're particularly excited about the launch of our new 300 circuit, which will provide new challenges for drivers and increased excitement and viewing opportunities for spectators. With another busy calendar ahead, we hope to see plenty of fans enjoying our new track and its facilities this season.”