25th anniversary award for Anglesey Circuit

Welsh Motoring Writers

Anglesey Circuit has celebrated its 25th anniversary with a top motorsport award.

The Ty Croes racetrack won the Tom Pryce Memorial Trophy from the Welsh Motoring Writers at a ceremony in Deganwy last weekend.

The prize is presented every year in memory of the North Walian F1 driver killed in a collision with a safety marshal at the 1977 South African Grand Prix.

The site of Trac Môn had been used as an Army training camp before it was brought back by the Bodorgan estate in 1989 – the same year it hosted its first event stage rally.

The track would open as a fully licensed MSA and ACU championship race circuit in 1997. Ten years ago, it was given a £5 million revamp, including a reconfigured track taking in the ‘Tom Pryce Straight’ and new facilities to create a first-class sporting venue. A pit lane complex was opened six years later.

Anglesey Circuit MD Andrew Crighton said: ”It is always an honour to receive an award, and I take great pleasure in accepting the Tom Pryce Memorial Trophy on behalf of Anglesey Circuit as we celebrate our 25th anniversary this week.”

With continued investment and development Trac Môn and its facilities has become one of Europe’s most popular and technically demanding motor-sport venues for a variety of disciplines. It offers a unique location for race organisers, track day operators, car manufacturers, race teams and media – all taking advantage of a highly versatile site against one of the most stunning coastal backdrops anywhere.”

The trophy was presented at the Deganwy Quay hotel by the Lord-Lieutenant of Gwynedd, Edmund S Bailey.