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The Motor Speedway is located near Rockingham and Corby in Northamptonshire, England UK. It’s Europe’s fastest banked oval racing circuit and easily accessible from the A1, M1 and A14, within easy reach of London and 30 minutes from Bedford. The Speedway plays host to all manner of motorsport events, including the Cart Championship, British Formula Three, the British Superbike Championship, the Rockingham Stages and more.
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It’s a great venue for driving days, conferences, exhibitions, pop concerts, driver training, manufacturer events, track and test days. The circuit also offers the Welcome Centre, which is a purpose built conferencing facility, situated on the ground floor, facing the race circuit’s start line and includes a reception area. The suite is capable of accommodating up to 500 delegates.
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Due to its convenient location, there’s no shortage of options when it comes to accommodation when visiting Rockingham Speedway. The venue is located a mere 30 minutes from major towns and cities including Northampton, Leicester in the East Midlands, Corby and the Cathedral city of Peterborough.
All three offer plenty of choice when it comes to hotels, with all your favourite hotel chains on offer, along with quaint b&b accommodation for those looking for a real home away from home. What’s more, you’ll also find five-star hotels by the truckload, meaning it’s easy to spoil yourself when visiting for longer.
Rockingham Speedway has plenty on offer throughout the year, even outside of regular racing season. The venue hosts a massive showground which often plays host to motoring exhibitions and other exciting events including Greenfleet, Stobart Fest and the French Car Show. With such a busy schedule, chances are you’ll be visiting Rockingham more than once every year.
You’ll want to find somewhere to rest your head that you can return to time and again, so take some time to consider the dozens of bed and breakfasts in the region if comfort and familiarity is high on your agenda.
Due to the regular events held at the circuit, you’re best advised to do some shopping around to nab the best deals on hotels. Many bed and breakfast establishments and cheap hotels will hike up their prices around peak season, so expect to pay a premium if you’re leaving your booking until too late in the day. To bag the cheapest rooms and biggest savings, book well ahead of time, or prepare to be flexible where you stay.
Travel – How to get to Motorsport Races
The Speedway also enjoys excellent transport links, giving you much more flexibility when it comes to picking where you lay your head come the end of a long day at the track. Drivers will find convenient connections via the A1, M1, A14 and A43, all providing quick trips to nearby towns and cities. The nearby town of Corby also offers convenient rail connections, with regular services to London St. Pancras.
If your budget is tight and you need to be creative when deciding on your accommodation, these quality transport links really free you up to find something that best suits your finances.
Nearest Train Station ?
The nearest train station is Corby, which is just two miles from the circuit and runs an hourly direct service to London St Pancras International. Travel time is 1 hour.
The venue is easily accessible from the A1, M1, A14, A43 and A6116.
Travelling from the South
Exit M1 at Junction 15. Follow signs for A43 toward Kettering/A14 for approx 15 miles. Then join the A14 Westbound (Junction 6) and exit at Junction 7 where you join the A43 Kettering/Corby/Stamford.
Next roundabout take first exit (approx 1,5 miles) bear left onto A6003 Oakham. Next roundabout take second exit (approx 2 miles) continue on the A6003 Oakham. Next roundabout take second exit (approx 1,5 miles) BP station on right, continue straight over on A6003 Oakham.
Next roundabout take 2nd exit (approx 1 mile), Rockingham Castle on the left, turn right towards Corby. Next roundabout turn left (1st exit). Next roundabout continue straight over (2nd exit). Turn left onto Mitchell Road (adjacent to Corby Power Station). Follow signs to your designated parking area.
Travelling from the North
Exit M1 at Junction 19 joining the A14 Eastbound (approx 20 miles). Exit the A14 at Junction 7, joining A43 Kettering/Corby/Stamford.
Next roundabout take 1st exit (approx 1,5 miles) bear left onto A6003 Oakham. Next roundabout take 2nd exit (approx 2 miles) continue on the A6003 Oakham.
Next roundabout take 2nd exit (approx 1,5 miles) BP station on right, continue straight over on A6003 Oakham. Next roundabout take 2nd exit (approx 1 mile), Rockingham Castle on the left, turn right towards Corby. Next roundabout turn left (1st exit). Next roundabout continue straight over (2nd exit). Turn left onto Mitchell Road (adjacent to Corby Power Station). Follow signs to your designated parking area.
Nearest main Road from Race Track ?
Closest main road is the A6003.
The nearest airports are Coventry Airport, East Midlands airport. Main airports nearby are London Luton Airport, Birmingham International Airport and London Stansted Airport.
Facts and Location of Racing Track
Name : Rockingham Motor Speedway
Location : Corby in Northamptonshire
Address : Mitchell Rd, Corby, Northamptonshire NN17 5AF, England, United Kingdom
Postcode district : NN17 – NN18
Region : East Midlands
County : Northamptonshire
Tel : +44 1536 500500
Track Length in Miles :
Full Circuit — 1,47 mi
Nearest Hotels : in Corby, Kettering, Stoke Albany, Lyddington, Uppingham, Ashley, Medbourne, Desborough and Brigstock.
Things to See and Do nearby – NN17 5AF sat nav postcode area
Kirby Hall : Elizabethan country house located near Gretton. It’s one of the best English Heritage sites. The Audio guide to talk you round the building is excellent, it’s an interesting way to learn about the history.
Deene Park : lovely house 5 minutes from Kirby Hall.
East Carlton Country Park : fantastic place for a leisurely walk. The grounds are well kept, there is plenty of parking, and loads of self BBQ and picnic areas.
Corby Boating Lake : lovely area for all ages where you can watch fishermen, swans and feed ducks. There is a playground for the kids and plenty of wildlife to feed.