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Llandow Circuit is a motorsport circuit at Llandow, Vale of Glamorgan, 15 miles (24 km) south west of Cardiff, Wales.

As one of the smaller Circuits in the UK, Llandow offers a unique opportunity for Novice and Intermediate users to enjoy some technically challenging corners in a controlled environment.

Llandow Circuit is available for of Testing, Trackdays and hire for exclusive events.

Llandow Kart Circuit, run by South Wales Karting Centre, is immediately adjacent to the main circuit.

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History

Llandow Circuit began life as an airfield, home to early Spitfires in World War II. Decommissioned in 1957 part of the site was subsequently purchased by Jack Evans at auction in 1961, who with the help of the South Wales Automobile Club created an oval circuit using the runway and perimeter roads. The circuit was opened by Graham Hill in 1963.

The circuit fell into disrepair, losing its track licence in 1977. During the 1980s little motorsport besides karting and testing took place; Welsh motorsport largely moved to the newly created Pembrey Circuit.

Resurfacing work at Llandow led to the granting of a Motor Sports Association Sprint Licence in 2001.[1] The circuit is now available for private and club hire, testing, and motorcycle and car track days.

The circuit remains privately owned by the descendants of Jack Evans.

Circuit Details

  • Length: 1.45 kilometres (0.9 mi)
  • Width: 9 metres (30 ft)
  • Noise Limitation: 105 dB

Housing Plan

In July 2007, Plans were unveiled for a new housing estate on the area occupied by the circuit and it's near industrial neighbours. The plan by Persimmon and Barrat involves 2,700 homes, two schools and a community centre, but would mean that the circuit is destroyed in the process. Although this development is yet to materialise into anything and has been spoken about for over 10 years with no real progress.

References

The likely timescale for obtaining any redevelopment at the site means that for the foreseeable future Llandow Circuit and associated facilities at the caravan park operate as normal with an ongoing programe of events

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Coordinates: 51°25′54″N 3°29′52″W / 51.4316°N 3.4978°W / 51.4316; -3.4978

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