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York Motorsports Village

F1 Racing will be closed between 16 September and 5 October whilst undergoing a total £300,000 refurbishment. It will re-open on 6 October as ‘York Motorsports village', which will house F1/F2/F3 kart racing, the GPXperience and Bar Enzo.

As well as a completely renewed and rebuilt interior with improved viewing, seating and lighting, the racetrack will be totally upgraded and extended with a new ‘grand prix standard’ track surface along with a significant number of driver friendly improvements – complemented by the opening of Bar Enzo.

In addition, a state of the art £60,000 grand prix race simulator - the GPXperience - will be installed, giving customers the chance to test their skills on the best race tracks in the world from the cockpit of a formula 1 car. Phil Hannington, General Manager stated: ‘We have been here since 1997, and have developed and extended the racetrack a number of times over the years.

With all the major changes at Monks Cross it was important we kept pace with the improvements, and this £300,000 investment will see us offer the very best experience - be it wheel to wheel racing or in our new £60,000 race simulator’ Phil continued: ‘For us, customer satisfaction is our primary aim, and these major improvements will appeal to a wide audience, including our corporate customers, offering a full package of motorsport entertainment in an unrivalled setting.

The improvements will make York Motorsports Village a unique venue, offering a total package of driving experiences’. A full updated and new pricing package will be made available on the website in late August, but bookings are now being taken, giving you the chance to be one of the first to book a GPXperience.

For more information or to book please visit the website at or email us at

Notes to editors:

• F1 Racing first began operations in York in 1997

• The new racetrack will increase average lap times by around 3 seconds

• The simulator is the same as used by many F1 teams and will be the only one in the Country north of Silverstone

• There will be a ‘media invitation day’ to try out the new simulator and the other facilities at York Motorsports Village

• For more information please contact General Manager Phil Hannington on 01904 673555/07841398388 or via email at

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