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About the proving ground

A unique venue set in the heart of Leicestershire.

Originally an airfield constructed for use during World War II, Bruntingthorpe Proving Ground is now one of the largest privately-owned vehicle test tracks in the UK. For over 30 years, we have been offering vehicle testing and driver training, along with numerous niche requests including speed camera trials and police training. With three indoor event venues, a 6.5km flat circuit, and our own state-of-the-art weather station, we truly are a unique location.

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Bruntingthorpe in Leicestershire is the current home of C Walton Limited, Manheim Auctions, Big Thunder Events, Bruntingthorpe Proving Ground and the Bruntingthorpe Aerodrome, featuring the iconic Cold War Jets Collection as well as a number of other automotive businesses. All situated within the 670-acre site, there is something to meet the needs of each of our customers. Our wide range of facilities allow us to cater for any type of event, from the standard to the obscure, and thanks to our 3.2km straight, Bruntingthorpe still operates as an active airfield.