Challenging drivers for more than 60 years, Oulton Park is hosting the BTCC's fourth event in its 2017 season.
3D measurement company Physical Digital to cheer on WSR
Physical Digital® will be travelling north this weekend to Cheshire, as Oulton Park hosts the fourth event in the 2017 British Touring Car Championship calendar. Using the Island circuit, with 2.26 miles of bends, rapid changing gradients and tight corners, the race weekend is always well attended, regularly drawing crowds of 40,000. The free practice laps and qualifying race will be fought on Saturday 20th May, with rounds 10-12 of the BTCC’s 2017 calendar taking place on Sunday 21st May.
Situated in the small village of Little Budworth in Cheshire, Oulton Park enjoys a reputation as both a picturesque and challenging circuit, making it hugely popular with fans who come to enjoy the festival-like atmosphere of the early summer race meeting. The venue is ever-popular due to the fantastic views of the circuit available from the spectator banking round the Park.
A demanding circuit for drivers and riders, Oulton Park was once the grounds of Oulton Hall, the estate of the Egerton family, which was destroyed by a fire in 1926.
Troops used the estate during the Second World War, leaving a twelve-foot roadway when the war finished, that prompted members of the Mid Cheshire Motor Club to suggest that it used for motor racing. The club developed the track, building it into the natural contours of the landscape.
The first race meeting in 1953 drew tens of thousands of spectators and has been greatly increasing over the years, gaining a formidable reputation as the country's toughest test for both driver and car.
Physical Digital is sponsoring West Surrey Racing's 2017 bid for championship glory in the BTCC. The Woking-based 3D scanning firm has already provided highly-accurate data from the new BMW engines that WSR's engineers have installed in their cars this season. To find out more about 3D scanning for high-accuracy measurement data, contact our expert team on 01483 750200 or contact us.