To foster local 'ownership' of the Circuit, residents of surrounding postcode districts
and all Estate tenants may apply for a pass which allows them free entry to all events.
It is planned to increase the profile of the circuit with non-motorsport people by opening it to charitable, sporting events which will attract people from the island and further afield.
The meeting room facilities are proving attractive to businesses for seminars and training, and we have had our first booking for a Christening party - taking advantage of the spectacular view afforded over the track, down to Llanddwyn Island and the Strait and mountains beyond.
Visitors to the Circuit
Throughout the project, we continued to receive visitors to the site - people intrigued by the major civil engineering project or to gain first hand knowledge of the track. The new circuit incorporates four configurations: Club Circuit (0.8 miles); National Circuit (1.2 miles); Coastal Circuit (1.55 miles) and International Circuit (2.1 miles) - the Club and National Circuits can be operated simultaneously. At 12 metres wide, the track is one of the widest circuits in Britain. It offers a host of new challenges for the competitor and a dynamic attraction for visitors. The circuit now has the potential to host major national and international events such as British and European Formula 3, National GT, British Touring Car Championship and the British Superbike Championship.
Motor sport is an industry worth £4.6 billion to the British economy and Anglesey Circuit is pleased to be contributing, not only to this, but also to the local economy, both directly, and indirectly in promoting all local accommodation providers, garages and petrol stations, shops and restaurants.
The circuit is not only used for car and motorcycle racing, it also an important test track facility playing host to major oil companies conducting research and development into alternative fuels and additives. Media companies produce DVDs and magazines do extensive testing and photo shoots here. The television programme Fifth Gear are regular visitors. Manufacturers have also used the circuit for product launches and north-west based universities are regular visitors to the circuit, enjoying the facilities for their students who are taking degree courses in motor sport. In all media coverage, the stunning setting of the circuit helps promote Anglesey's natural beauty to a wider potential audience of visitors.
Positive Steps for the Future
Anglesey Circuit takes the challenge of climate change extremely seriously. The circuit has taken steps to reduce its own emissions of greenhouse gases by being the first motor racing circuit in the UK to install a renewable energy device, a 6KW wind turbine located in the paddock.
The Directors of Trac Môn Limited are fully aware of the importance of the challenges ahead in attracting visitors to Anglesey and exceeding visitor expectations, but are confident that, this is sustainable development in action.