Oulton Park


Fosters
International
Island

The land on which the circuit sits was once part of the Oulton Estate, which surrounded a large manor house, until it burned down in 1926 and was later bombed by the Germans in World War II.

After this, the Mid-Cheshire Motor Club secured a lease from landowner Sir Philip Grey Egerton, of the family which had owned the estate for almost 500 years, to develop a motor racing circuit.

The first race took place in 1953, on a layout broadly resembling the ‘Fosters’ layout of the present day, save for missing out Cascades and Knickerbrook.

The following year the circuit was extended, firstly to the Island bend hairpin before taking in the full extent of the International circuit, including the banked hairpin bend, later that year.

That year the famous Oulton Park Gold Cup was established, an event which was initially open to single seaters including the Formula 1 cars of the 1950s to 1970s, before latterly switching to categories such as Thundersports, F3000, the BTCC and GT cars. Nowadays the award is part of the circuit’s Historic Racing scene.

The Fosters circuit, named after long-time circuit manager Ray Foster, was introduced in 1975 and this became the mainstay for car racing, although in 1984 the BTCC moved to the Island layout before returning to the International circuit in 1987 for ten years.

In 1987 the chicane now known as Foulston’s was added after the Shell Oils hairpin, and in 1992 Knickerbrook corner became a chicane after the tragic death of Paul Warwick a year previous. The chicane was remodelled in late 2002 in the last major change to the circuit’s layout.

The pits and main control tower were demolished and rebuilt in 2002. The circuit was acquired by Jonathan Palmer’s MotorSport Vision group in 2004.

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Oulton Park touring car race winners

Series
Year
Round
Layout
Driver
Entrant
Car
TCR UK
2022
9
Island
Area Motorsport with FASTR
CUPRA TCR
TCR UK
2022
8
Island
Daniel James Motorsport
Hyundai i30 N TCR
BTCC
2022
Team BMW
BMW 330e M Sport
BTCC
2022
11
Island
Bristol Street Motors with EXCELR..
Hyundai i30 Fastback N
BTCC
2022
10
Island
Bristol Street Motors with EXCELR..
Hyundai i30 Fastback N
TCR UK
2022
2
International
Area Motorsport with FASTR
CUPRA TCR
TCR UK
2022
1
International
Restart Racing
Honda Civic Type-R FK7 TCR
BTCC
2021
12
Island
BTC Racing
Honda Civic Type-R
BTCC
2021
11
Island
Toyota Gazoo Racing UK
Toyota Corolla GR Sport
BTCC
2021
Halfords Racing with Cataclean
Honda Civic Type-R
TCT UK
2021
9
Island
Essex & Kent Motorsport
Hyundai i30 N TCR
TCT UK
2021
8
Island
Power Maxed Car Care Racing
CUPRA TCR
BTCC
2020
9
Island
Carlube Triple R Racing with Mac ..
Mercedes-Benz A-Class
BTCC
2020
8
Island
Laser Tools Racing
Infiniti Q50
BTCC
2020
7
Island
Motorbase Performance
Ford Focus ST
TCT UK
2020
2
International
Essex & Kent Motorsport
Hyundai i30 N TCR
TCT UK
2020
1
International
Team Dynamics
Honda Civic Type R
BTCC
2019
Team Parker Racing
BMW 125i M Sport
BTCC
2019
Team BMW
BMW 330i M Sport
BTCC
2019
Team BMW
BMW 330i M Sport
TCT UK
2019
2
International
Maximum Motorsport
CUPRA TCR
TCT UK
2019
1
International
Endurance Financial Racing
CUPRA TCR
TCR UK
2018
9
International
Verizon Connect Racing
Honda Civic Type-R FK7 TCR
TCR UK
2018
10
International
Verizon Connect Racing
Honda Civic Type-R FK7 TCR
BTCC
2018
12
Island
Team BMW
BMW 125i M Sport
BTCC
2018
Team BMW
BMW 125i M Sport
BTCC
2018
10
Island
Simpson Racing
Honda Civic Type R
BTCC
2017
Halfords Yuasa Racing
Honda Civic Type R
BTCC
2017
11
Island
Adrian Flux Subaru Racing
Subaru Levorg GT
BTCC
2017
10
Island
BMW Pirtek Racing
BMW 125i M Sport
BTCC
2016
12
Island
Halfords Yuasa Racing
Honda Civic Type R
BTCC
2016
11
Island
Team JCT600 with GardX
BMW 125i M Sport
BTCC
2016
Silverline Subaru BMR Racing
Subaru Levorg GT
BTCC
2015
12
Island
Team JCT600 with GardX
BMW 125i M Sport
BTCC
2015
11
Island
Team BMR
Volkswagen CC
BTCC
2015
10
Island
Team BMR
Volkswagen CC
BTCC
2014
12
International
CHROME Edition Restart Racing
Volkswagen CC
BTCC
2014
11
International
eBay Motors
BMW 125i M Sport
BTCC
2014
10
International
eBay Motors
BMW 125i M Sport
BTCC
2013
12
Island
Pirtek Racing
Honda Civic
BTCC
2013
11
Island
MG KX Momentum Racing
MG 6GT
BTCC
2013
10
Island
MG KX Momentum Racing
MG 6GT
BTCC
2012
12
Island
Honda Yuasa Racing Team
Honda Civic
BTCC
2012
Honda Yuasa Racing Team
Honda Civic
BTCC
2012
10
Island
Honda Yuasa Racing Team
Honda Civic
BTCC
2011
12
Island
Airwaves Racing
Ford Focus
BTCC
2011
11
Island
Silverline Chevrolet
Chevrolet Cruze
BTCC
2011
Honda Racing Team
Honda Civic
BTCC
2010
12
Island
Honda Racing Team
Honda Civic
BTCC
2010
11
Island
Silverline Chevrolet
Chevrolet Cruze
BTCC
2010
Team Aon
Ford Focus
BTCC
2009
Team Dynamics
Honda Civic
BTCC
2009
Team RAC
BMW 320si
BTCC
2009
Team RAC
BMW 320si
BTCC
2008
Team Halfords
Honda Civic
BTCC
2008
Team RAC
BMW 320si
BTCC
2008
19
Island
SEAT Sport UK
SEAT León TDi
BTCC
2007
15
Island
Jacksons MSport
BMW 320si
BTCC
2007
Team RAC
BMW 320si
BTCC
2007
Team Halfords
Honda Civic
BTCC
2006
9
Island
SEAT Sport UK
SEAT León
BTCC
2006
8
Island
Team Halfords
Honda Integra
BTCC
2006
7
Island
Team Halfords
Honda Integra
BTCC
2005
12
Island
Arena Motorsport
Honda Civic Type-R
BTCC
2005
11
Island
Team Halfords
Honda Integra
BTCC
2005
10
Island
SEAT Sport UK
SEAT Toledo Cupra
BTCC
2004
12
Island
VX Racing
Vauxhall Astra Coupé
BTCC
2004
11
Island
Computeach Racing with Halfords
Honda Civic Type-R
BTCC
2004
10
Island
VX Racing
Vauxhall Astra Coupé
BTCC
2003
20
Island
Honda Racing
Honda Civic Type-R
BTCC
2003
VX Racing
Vauxhall Astra Coupé
BTCC
2002
4
Island
Egg Sport
Vauxhall Astra Coupé
BTCC
2002
3
Island
Vauxhall Motorsport
Vauxhall Astra Coupé
BTCC
2001
20
Island
Vauxhall Motorsport
Vauxhall Astra Coupé
BTCC
2001
19
Island
Vauxhall Motorsport
Vauxhall Astra Coupé
BTCC
2001
6
Island
Vauxhall Motorsport
Vauxhall Astra Coupé
BTCC
2001
5
Island
Vauxhall Motorsport
Vauxhall Astra Coupé
BTCC
2000
Redstone Team Honda
Honda Accord
BTCC
2000
21
Island
Ford Team Mondeo
Ford Mondeo Zetec
BTCC
2000
9
Island
Ford Team Mondeo
Ford Mondeo Zetec
BTCC
2000
Redstone Team Honda
Honda Accord
BTCC
1999
Team Honda Sport
Honda Accord
BTCC
1999
Vodafone Nissan Racing
Nissan Primera GT
BTCC
1999
9
Fosters
Vodafone Nissan Racing
Nissan Primera GT
BTCC
1999
Vodafone Nissan Racing
Nissan Primera GT
BTCC
1998
24
Fosters
Vodafone Nissan Racing
Nissan Primera GT
BTCC
1998
23
Fosters
Team Honda Sport
Honda Accord
BTCC
1998
9
Fosters
Blend 37 Williams Renault
Renault Laguna
BTCC
1998
10
Fosters
Blend 37 Williams Renault
Renault Laguna
BTCC
1997
9
Fosters
Williams Renault Dealer Racing
Renault Laguna
BTCC
1997
10
Fosters
Williams Renault Dealer Racing
Renault Laguna
BTCC
1996
20
Fosters
Audi Sport UK
Audi A4 Quattro
BTCC
1996
19
Fosters
Williams Renault Dealer Racing
Renault Laguna
BTCC
1996
9
International
BMW Team Schnitzer
BMW 320i
BTCC
1996
10
International
Volvo 850 Racing
Volvo 850 GLT
BTCC
1995
23
Fosters
Williams Renault Dealer Racing
Renault Laguna
BTCC
1995
22
Fosters
Williams Renault Dealer Racing
Renault Laguna
BTCC
1995
9
International
Volvo 850 Racing
Volvo 850 20V
BTCC
1995
10
International
Williams Renault Dealer Racing
Renault Laguna
BTCC
1994
15
International
BMW Motorsport Team Schnitzer
BMW 318i
BTCC
1994
7
International
Renault Dealer Racing
Renault Laguna
BTCC
1993
12
International
BMW Motorsport Team
BMW 318i
BTCC
1993
5
International
BMW Motorsport Team
BMW 318i
BTCC
1992
3
International
Team Securicor ICS Toyota
Toyota Carina
BTCC
1991
10
International
Vauxhall Sport
Vauxhall Cavalier GSi
BTCC
1990
5
International
Trakstar Motorsport
Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth
BTCC
1990
1
International
ICS plc
Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth
BTCC
1989
1
International
Trakstar Motorsport
Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth
BTCC
1988
2
International
Kaliber Ford
Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth
BTCC
1987
10
International
Newman's Footwear
BMW 635 CSi
BTCC
1987
2
International
John Maguire Racing
Rover Vitesse
BTCC
1985
2
Island
Industrial Control Services Ltd.
Ford Sierra XR4Ti
BTCC
1984
3
Island
BMW GB Ltd.
BMW 635 CSi
BTCC
1983
2
Fosters
Team Sanyo Racing with Esso
Rover Vitesse
BTCC
1982
3B
Fosters
Team Toyota GB
Toyota Corolla TE71
BTCC
1982
3A
Fosters
Gordon Spice Racing
Ford Capri III 3.0S
BTCC
1981
3B
Fosters
Team Toyota GB Ltd.
Toyota Celica ST
BTCC
1981
3A
Fosters
Mazda Motorsport
Mazda RX-7

Note: Data valid for period between 17th Apr 1981 and 16th Jul 2022