Snetterton is another of the postwar generation of ex-airfield circuits, having opened in the 1950s to accommodate the rising need for permanent facilities and been a mainstay of the British racing scene ever since.
The names of the circuit's corners are inspired by some of motorsport's legends, ranging from two-wheeled classic Giacomo Agostini to current Formula One superstar Lewis Hamilton.
Between May 1943 and November 1948, Snetterton was established as an RAF airfield and authorised for use by the 96th United States Air Force Bomber Group. The track was built out of the leftover runways in 1951, and the Aston Martin Owner's Club hosted the inaugural race event the same year.
Over the last six decades, Snetterton has staged a number of major events, including non-championship Formula One races, the earliest Formula Ford events, and the UK's first-ever 24-hour race, the Willhire 24 Hour, which lasted from 1980 until 1994.