Anglesey Circuit / Trac Mon run a series of Single Seater Track Days during the year which very much suit those with historic cars and perhaps returning drivers who have been enjoying a sabbatical! Days are run on the same basis as the conventional Closed Wheel type Track Day with specific rules on over taking but the benefit of an Open Pit Lane format. The usual Track Day Briefing is held at the beginning of the day, followed by Sighting Laps to ensure everyone is familiar with the track conditions and then the day goes into a relaxed open pit system which will typically run from 09:30 to 17:00 with a one hour break for lunch to allow the Marshals a breather.
The price of the day includes an additional driver and garage space for the first 22 participants to register. Like all circuits there are noise considerations but the circuit works on an hourly LEQ which means that particularly noisy cars will not necessarily be precluded but simply restricted to work within our hourly basket of noise, which, given many Historic cars don’t like to run for lengthy periods, seems to work quite well.
Competitors often consider Anglesey Circuit to be remote and obscure as a location but by being adventurous with routes it is possible to find that it is still in the realms of civilisation! Accommodation is quite plentiful and a listing of hotels, B&Bs and campsites with proximity to the circuit may be found on the Venue section of the Anglesey circuit website. In the same section there are links to the Bodorgan Estate and Boltholes and Hideaways who have many holiday cottages around the Island which are extremely civilised, comfortable and perhaps lend themselves to enjoying a Mini Break around the Track Day.
Andrew Crighton, from Anglesey circuit, suggests visitors travelling from the Midlands and South try taking the M6 / M54 (Telford) / A 5 (Shrewsbury) / A483 (Oswestry & Wrexham) / A55 (Chester and North Wales Expressway to Bangor) as a very reliable and valid alternative to the M6 / M56 / A55 route that shows on most Sat Navs these days. The M6 seems to headline on most traffic reports in the areas of Junctions 15 to 19 and can cause distinct frustration. The M54 option allows other variations in direction as the A41 through Whitchurch to Wrexham and Chester is a recognised trunking route and apart from the fact it passes the Bill Gwynne Rally School and a major Truck Stop is reliable for those towing. If the scenery is part of the adventure the A5 from Chirk at the junction with the A483 will take you through Snowdonia via Betws-y- Coed. Watch out and enjoy the Rhug Estate Farm Shop and Restaurant which provides excellent catering as it is an almost essential Pit Stop soon after passing through Corwen!
There is a Single Seater Track Day on Friday the 26th April; the cost for the day is £185.00 per car including, as I have mentioned, an additional driver and garage space. Qualification for the day is to have a normal road licence, although race licences for non-Junior drivers (Ie those over 16 and racing in a Senior category) will count. As this is a Non Competitive Track Day we are able to relax the full Motorsport UK requirement for HANS devices and so forth but still actively encourage their use if drivers have them. These days enable sponsors, mechanics and those who may not otherwise be able to try a car on a conventional Test Day to drive.
For bookings please call Anglesey Circuit on 01407 811400 or on line at https://www.angleseycircuit.com/trackdays-testing/trackdays/single-seater-trackdays/ and if the immediacy of a week on Friday is too soon they have a second event on the 6th June 2019.