About MotorsportVenues.co.uk

Who created this website?

That'll be me then, Rhys. IT contractor (SQL Server analyst/developer/architect if you're interested) by day, creator of this website by night. Combining the two passing interests of closet motorsport fan and amateur photographer produced a new hobby - motorsport photography. I had the camera, just needed to find some motorsport.

What's the purpose of it?

To list motorsport venues around the UK in an easily searchable way, or in other words, to make it easy for me to find venues near to wherever I happen to be at the time.

When was it created?

Initially created in a few hours, then fine-tuned for a few months, before being quietly launched on the 28th July 2009. Tweaking the functionality of the site will continue as needed, and adding to and maintaining the venue data will continue for the foreseeable future.

Why don't you include an event calendar?

Because it would take too much time to include accurate and up-to-date event info for all the venues. Racedates.com provides a pretty good event calendar, and where known I've listed the official website for each venue and that is usually the best source for up-to-date event info.

How can I get in touch?

Feedback is always welcome, just use the form or email address on the Feedback page. If your favourite venue is missing please let me know and I'll add it. If you think something is wrong then let me know and I'll get it corrected.

Where does the information come from?

Mostly online with more detailed info coming from visits as and when I can. Any info gathered on line is double checked and cross referenced before it's published here - it's not just a copy 'n' paste job so it takes a while to put together a single venue.

Precise venue latitude and longitude is achieved using Google Maps satellite imagery, sometimes in conjunction with circuit or track guides. Location address and postcodes are checked with the royal mail. The county is the historical county as defined by the Association of British Counties. The status (active/inactive) and types of motorsport are based on venue event calendars and event result information.

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