Thruxton Circuit will celebrate its half-century next year with the construction of a state-of-the-art hospitality facility.
It is the next stage in a widespread renewal process aimed at attracting more major series and manufacturers to the popular Hampshire venue.
Thruxton hosted its first official race meeting in 1968, and its high-octane action continues to attract tens of thousands of fans to this day.
In evidence of the fact that its sights are set resolutely on the future, a new hospitality building on the inside of Allard Corner is due to be inaugurated in 2018 – with construction expected to get underway towards the end of this summer.
The circuit is owned by the BARC and its Welsh venue, Pembrey, will commission its new track layout this season.