Pembrey provides racing for car, motorcycles, trucks and karts, and hosts rallies and sprints. The circuit is an ideal base for corporate and motorsport team activities, and offers a dedicated series of motorsport performance driving schools.
The Pembrey race track was said to be three-time Formula 1 World Champion Ayrton Senna's favourite track; something of a feat given the fact he raced at such legendary tracks as Monaco, Spa Francorchamps and Monza. He still holds the unofficial lap record, from his time testing with the McLaren team.
The track itself is very flat, given the airfield nature of its location. This makes it difficult for drivers to navigate round its 1.5 mile length, but once you've got the hang of it, it's a satisfying place to go racing. It combines some very fast straights, sweeping corners, and a tight hairpin to trap the unwary.
The start is placed halfway along the Park Straight, with the vicious Hatchets Hairpin awaiting the unprepared. It's a tight acute angled right-hander, with a decent apex position squirting you out onto a very short straight to the Spitfires Corner, which can be taken full tilt. The never-ending left-hander, Dibeni Bend, awaits with its multiple apexes.
Another straight brings you to the deceptive Esses right-hander. It looks gentle enough, but many vehicles have come a cropper in the banking after drifting (or being pushed) onto the grass.
Another quick spurt brings the Brooklands Hairpin. By no means is it as sharp as Hatchets, but a good exit speed is essential to carry speed through the length of the Speedway Straight and right-handed Woodlands Corner complex down to Honda Curve.
Honda Curve is a right-angled right-hander which brings you back to the start/finish straight. Another good apex speed and position is essential as cars can overtake you on the Park Straight if you're slow out of the corner. One and a half miles, eight corners and you're back for another lap.
Time Zone : (GMT) Western Europe Time, London, Lisbon, Casablanca
Circuit Length : 1.456 miles
Turns : 8
Lap Record : 0:50.079 - Brian Smith, Fortec Motorsport,1997, British F3
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CHEVROLET WTCC TEAM TEST YOUNG BULGARIAN Posted on: 19/10/2009
The Chevrolet WTCC team was in Pembrey for a one day test. Robert Huff conducted further validation of different technical options, as part of the development programme for the car, while Bulgarian driver Vladimir Arabadzhiev drove the Cruze for the first time.
Arabadzhiev's presence in this test is the result of the cooperation... Read More >>
Pat Doran crowned British Rallycross Champion after Pembrey Perfection Posted on: 22/09/2009
Pat Doran won the Kumho Tyres MSA British Rallycross Championship with a perfect run through rounds six and seven of the championship at Pembrey last weekend (September 19 & 20).
Winning both events in South Wales, Doran (Winkleigh) added 60 points to his championship total and put the title beyond the reach of closest rival Steve Hill (Aylesbury) who h... Read More >>
Pembrey Circuit is 10 miles from Junction 48 of the M4 Motorway. Follow the brown chequered flag signs. For more information please follow this link: http://www.barc.net/venues/pembrey/pembrey_directions.php
2010 Event Calendar
Sat 20th & Sun 21st - Llanelli Motor Club Rally - Day and Night Rally Action
Sat 27th & Sun 28th - BARC/ DELPHI British Trucks Racing Championship's ,Featuring, MGOC, Welsh Championship's, Caterham's
Sat 3rd & Sun 4th - Classic Racing Motorcycle Club Championship's. Featuring, sounds of the 50's, 60's & 70's with BSA, Norton, Triumph.
Sat 10th & Sun 11th - Thundersports National Motorcycle Club Champs
Sat 1st & Sun 2nd - The British Motorcycle Racing Club Championship's. Featuring, Triumph T3 Challenge
Sat 15th & Sun 16th - BARC/ DELPHI British Truck Racing Championship's. Featuring, Westfields, Clubman's Cup, Welsh Championship's
Sat 29th & Sun 30th & Mon 31st (Bank Hol) - N.G.R.R. Motorcycle Racing Championship's.
20th & 40th Anniversay Motorcycle Race Meeting. Featuring, British . ACU GP250 Championship's, 1000 Open, Supersport 600, GP125.
Sat 5th & Sun 6th - British Sprint Championship. Ultra Fast Single Lap Action
Sat 26th & Sun 27th - Dunlop Great British Motor Racing Championship's.
20th Anniversay Car Race Meeting featuring, Radical's, Mini Festiva, Sports Max Cup, Welsh, BMW, Autosport Young Guns.
Sat 10th & Sun 11th - N.G.R.R. Motorcycle Racing Championship's. Featuring, British / ACU GP250 Championship, 1000 Open, Supersport 600, GP125p
Sun 25th - VSCC Championship Motor Racing
Sat 31st - 750 Motor Club Championship Motor Racing. Featuring,Formula Vee, Stockhatch, Low-Cost, Formula Ford
Sun 1st - 750 Motor Club Championship Motor Racing. Featuring,Formula Vee, Stockhatch, Low-Cost, Formula Ford
Sat 14th & Sun 15th - BARC/ DELPHI British Truck Racing Championship's. Featuring, Legends, Pickup Trucks, Welsh Champ, Classic F/Ford
Sat 21st & Sun 22nd - New Era Motorcycle Club Championship's
Sat 4th & Sun 5th - Vintage Motorcycle Club Chamiponship's. Historic Motorcycle Racing ta it's Best
Sat 18th & Sun 19th - Hottrax Motorcycle Endurance Racing. Featuring 2hr, 4hr, 6hr Endurance Racing.
Sun 3rd - Carmarthen Motor Club Tarmac Rally Stages 4 Wheel Drive 4oo bhp Rally Cars battle for the Welsh Crown.
Carmarthen Motor Club
Sun 10th - BRDA Rallycross Championship - 5oo bhp Super Cars battle for the British R/X Crown.
Sat 16th & Sun 17th - BARC Championship Motor Racing Featuring, Welsh Champ, Classic Touring Cars, Pro 1000.