Weekend Guide: Thruxton – July 8/9

Nearly two months on from serving up a blockbuster spectacle at Pembrey, the British Truck Racing Championship speeds back into action this weekend (July 8/9) to headline Convoy on the Plain at Thruxton.

However, before the titans of truck racing descend on the high-speed Hampshire venue, here’s the full guide to make sure you don’t miss any of the action from the third event of the 2023 season:


This weekend’s 18-driver entry list has seen a small shake-up with there now being 13 entrants in Division 1 and six in Division 2.

Unfortunately, Jock Borthwick suffered a number of injuries in a road motorcycle accident in June which has resulted in him being ruled out from competing on medical grounds. 

Whilst Division 1 are now one driver lighter than usual, Division 2 has a new addition in the shape of Neil Yates, who will make his championship bow at the wheel of an ex-Steven Powell DAF CF.

Following on from Pembrey, seven-time reigning champion Ryan Smith continues to hold a slender advantage at the summit of the Division 1 standings whilst Adam Bint is the driver to beat in the Division 2 rankings.

You can view the full championship standings – as well as the other runners and riders – ahead of this weekend HERE.


Returning for another year, Convoy on the Plain promises to be bigger and better than ever this time around – and a bumper crowd is expected to flock trackside to soak up all there is on offer. 

Whilst a packed 20-race schedule makes up the on-track entertainment, away from the track will be attractions such as Transformers, Monster Truck Rides, Show Trucks, Live Music and much, much more.

Head to the Convoy website to find out more HERE.


The British Truck Racing Championship’s annual summer scorcher around the fastest circuit in the country is never short of entertainment and this weekend is expected to be no different. 

Set to attract attention from fans all over the world, every captivating moment will be streamed online for free, with pre and post-race interviews complementing each full-throttle contest.

Saturday 8th July | 12:30 | WATCH HERE

Sunday 9th July | 10:30 | WATCH HERE


Tickets to the event will be available to purchase both on the gate and online across the weekend. Children aged 15 and under will be admitted for free when accompanied by a paying adult.

To find out more information regarding tickets, including Grandstand Seats, visit the Thruxton website HERE.


As is the case with every event this season, the British Truck Racing Championship will stage five races over the course of a race weekend; and for Thruxton – a grid walk will be added to the schedule ahead of Race 4.

Saturday 8th July 

Qualifying – 10:20

Race 1 – 12:45

Race 2 – 15:55

Sunday 9th July 

Race 3 – 10:55

Grid Walk – 14:05

Race 4 – 14:35

Race 5 – 17:25

To view the full event timetable for the weekend, CLICK HERE.

Stay up-to-date with all the action at Thruxton as it happens by following the British Truck Racing Championship across Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and Twitter.

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