Oulton Park Circuit is a motor racing track in the small village of Little Budworth, Cheshire, England. It is about 5 miles (8 km) from Winsford, 13 miles (21 km) from Chester city centre, 8 miles (13 km) from Northwich and 17 miles (27 km) from Warrington with a nearby rail connection along the Mid-Cheshire Line. It occupies much of the area which was previously known as the Oulton Estate. The track is set in the grounds of Oulton Hall, which were used as an army staging camp by General Patton prior to the Normandy landings.. At this time the famous boxer Joe Louis gave exhibition bouts at Oulton Park in the vicinity of the Deer Leap section of the circuit.
Pre 1991: The corner was generally known as a 'racers' corner as it required courage and full commitment from the driver. The corner is notorious for causing multiple accidents. There have been several fatalities of racing drivers at this corner. One death in particular, Paul Warwick, caused the corner to be reconstructed as a chicane.
After many years of decay, Oulton was given new life when it, along with Brands Hatch, Snetterton and Cadwell Park, was bought by MotorSport Vision. MSV, headed by ex-F1 racer Jonathan Palmer, have completely turned the circuits around, tidying them up and pulling the crowds in. Big meetings have returned to Brands Hatch with the DTM, WTCC and BTCC all visiting and Oulton's Gold Cup classic car meeting is dubbed 'the Goodwood of the north'. Furthermore, the BTCC meeting on Sunday 27 July 2008 saw a crowd of 35,000 attend - a record not only for the circuit but the highest crowd at any venue of the BTCC for a decade.
Oulton Park regularly hosts rounds of the British Touring Car Championship, British Superbike Championship and the British F3/GT Championships. The Gold Cup historic meeting has recently been joined by the season-opening Masters Festival, with Modified Live catering for the opposite end of the motoring spectrum. During the week the circuit offers some general test days and driving experiences, and can also be hired out for private testing and track days.
- Major events: British Touring Car Championship
- British F3, British Superbikes
- Length: 4.307 km (2.692 mi)
- Turns: 17
- Lap record: 1:28.669 (Lucas Foresti, Fortec Motorsport (Dallara-Mercedes F311), 2011, British F3)
- Length: 3.616 km (2.260 mi)
- Turns: 7
- Length: 2.656 km (1.660 mi)
- Turns: 6