About Oulton Park

One of the world's most iconic sporting venues, Oulton Park hosts some of motorsport's most prestigious events on two and four wheels.



Built into the natural contours of the Cheshire countryside, Oulton Park's combination of stunning scenery and spectacular racing make it one of the most picturesque and best-loved circuits for spectators and competitors alike.

Over more than 60 years it has gathered a reputation as the country's toughest test for both car and driver.

The venue remains as popular as ever with fans thanks to the superb views of the circuit from the extensive spectator banking. Crowds of up to 35,000 regularly visit the circuit for the annual round of the Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship. The Cheshire venue also hosts two rounds of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship and the ever-popular British GT and GB3 series.

The circuit's signature event is the Gold Cup meeting, which is now run as a historic event by the HSCC where some of the finest racing cars from the past 70 years roll back time and take to the track over the August Bank Holiday weekend. In recent years, the circuit's calendar has expanded to include the Tunerfest North car show and the end-of-year fireworks and rally spectacular, while national level events for cars and bikes remain hugely characterful and varied.  

Oulton Park is situated next to Little Budworth and is best accessed from the A54 and the A49.


This superb park was once the grounds of Oulton Hall, which burned down in 1926. The land was used throughout the war years as an army staging camp where General Patton was based in the run-up to the Normandy landings, and his PT instructor, world heavyweight champion Joe Louis, gave exhibition bouts in the valley at Deer Leap.

The Mid-Cheshire Car Club developed the track, building it into the natural contours of the picturesque land and, when a crowd of 40,000 attended a meeting there in 1953, its future as a race circuit was assured. International racing followed and a tradition was started with the Gold Cup event, which in its heyday regularly attracted F1 teams and drivers.

The Gold Cup quickly became known as a real test of man and machine. Stirling Moss won the Cup five times, the first in '54 in a Maserati 250F delivered that morning from the factory, and the last in '61 in the four-wheel drive Ferguson. It was an all-wheel drive F1 car's only victory. Sir Stirling delighted fans by revisiting the Gold Cup in 2010, demonstrating the Ferguson as well as taking part in one of the races in an OSCA sports car, and the meeting continues to bring in famous faces from the past.

The circuit continues to flourish under MSV's guidance and remains one of Europe's most revered racetracks.